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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Barnsbury Wood

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Stroll round the woodland and enjoy the hidden nature of this special site. Staff will be on site to explain the history and answer questions.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Crescent Street, between Huntingdon Street and Thornhill Crescent
Nearest postcode: N1 1BW

Buses

17, 91, 153, 259, 274

Stations

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, Caledonian Road

Public toilets

Chapel Market - White Conduit Street (Map)
Saturday 08:00-18:00
Sunday 08:00-18:00

Access

Rough, unsurfaced and narrow paths around the wood. Can be muddy after heavy rain. No slopes or steps

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Barnsbury Wood is a little hidden gem in Islington and the smallest local nature reserve in London. The site was originally the garden of a house built in the 1840s. Left to Nature, this hidden woodland has become home to a range of wildlife including the long-tailed tit, lesser stag beetle, common toad and the 16-spot ladybird. The wood is owned and managed by Islington Council and opens to the public on Tuesday afternoons (and on Saturday afternoons in summer, thanks to community volunteers). At other times, school groups use the site for environmental education sessions.

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Stroll round the woodland and enjoy the hidden nature of this special site. Staff will be on site to explain the history and answer questions.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Crescent Street, between Huntingdon Street and Thornhill Crescent
Nearest postcode: N1 1BW

Buses

17, 91, 153, 259, 274

Stations

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, Caledonian Road

Public toilets

Chapel Market - White Conduit Street (Map)
Saturday 08:00-18:00
Sunday 08:00-18:00

Access

Rough, unsurfaced and narrow paths around the wood. Can be muddy after heavy rain. No slopes or steps

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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