Russell's Nursery Estate housing estate abuts the woodland, which is partly freely accessible and partly a Nature Reserve managed as ecological woodland, having restricted access.
In the 1860s this sloping woodland was part of land owned by the Midland Railway Company. In 1948 the company leased it for various uses including tennis courts, nursery gardens and an industrial estate. Later owned by LB Camden, redevelopment of part of the land was under discussion from 1971, but it was not until 1982 that an architectural competition led to a scheme that provided for recreational use and housing.
Visitor FacilitiesThe woodland is unrestricted, the nature reserve is open Wed morning & 3rd Sun of month for visits/volunteering/conservation work.
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsThe woodland is unrestricted, the nature reserve is open Wed morning & 3rd Sun of month for visits/volunteering/conservation work.
DirectionsLondon Overground: Hampstead Heath. Tube: Belsize Park (Northern). Bus: 168, 268, C11, 24, 46
London Parks and Gardens Trust