Ruislip Woods and National Nature Reserve (also known as Park Wood, Copse Wood, Mad Bess Wood, Bayhurst Wood, Poor's Field)8038

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Ruislip Woods contain a number of woods including Park Wood, Copse Wood, Mad Bess Wood, Bayhurst Woods and Poors Field, and the site is a substantial fragment of the formerly extensive Ruislip Park, at one time comparable to Enfield Chase.


The woods were worked into the 20th century but in 1932-36 the estate passed into public ownership. Ruislip Woods was preserved as part of the Green Belt and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1950.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Tube: Ruislip (Metropolitan, Piccadilly) then bus. Bus: 331, H13.


  • Medieval (1066-1540)


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust