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Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Spaces
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1997
Declaring Authority: London Borough of Barnet
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TQ 205 945
Location: Barnet Way, NW7 5AL
Owned by: London Borough of Barnet
Managed by: London Borough of Barnet
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Car- Barnett Road off the main A1 Barnet By Pass
Rail: Elstree & Boreham Wood, Mill Hill Broadway then bus.
Tube: High Barnet, Totteridge & Whetstone, Edgware (Northern) then bus.
Bus: 107, 251, 292, 614, 797, 306.
Scratchwood and Moat Mount are separated by the A1.
Visitor facilities: Outdoor Activity Centre providing activities such as orienteering, adventure course, camping and a permanent aerial runway.
What to see: The area was once ancient woodland, part of the larger Middlesex Forest. Moat Mount is a surviving moat from an earlier house in an area of open common and woodland. Scratchwood has areas of ancient woodland which is mostly oak and hornbeam. In the spring there are many woodland flowers like bluebells and wood anemones to see.
Look out for Muntjac deer and woodland birds.
Trees planted include Wellingtonia, Coast Redwood, Scots Pine, Irish Yew, Holm and Turkey Oak, Atlas Cedar, Swamp Cypress, Deodar, and Norway Maple.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: The Friends of Moat Mount
Contact the London Borough of Barnet
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Borough of Barnet
Tel: 020 8359 2000
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 15/06/2015
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