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Barnsbury Wood
LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1995
Declaring Authority: London Borough of Islington
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 308 842
Location: Crescent Street, LB of Islington N1
Owned by: London Borough of Islington
Managed by: London Borough of Islington
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: The entrance to Barnsbury Wood is on Crescent Street, off Huntingdon Street.
Car- Crescent St off Huntingdon Street off the main A5203 Caledonian Road, Islington.
The entrance to Barnsbury Wood is on Crescent Street, off Huntingdon Street.
Nearest stations: Caledonian Road underground, Caledonian Road & Barnsbury
Buses: 17, 91, 153, 259, 274
Visitor facilities: Opening hours: Barnsbury Wood is open throughout the year on Tuesdays from 2 to 4pm and on Saturdays from July to the end of September from 2 to 4pm. Saturday opening is made possible by volunteers from the local community.
Dogs are not allowed in Barnsbury Wood
Disabled access: there are no steps or slopes at the site, however paths are unsurfaced.
What to see: Barnsbury Wood was originally a garden belonging to George Thornhill who built the surrounding houses in the 1840s. The area was eventually abandoned to nature and then became woodland.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: If you would like to help open Barnsbury Wood during the summer months, please contact the Islington Ecology Centre.
Phone: 020 7527 4374 (enquiries & bookings)
Or pop in and see us The Ecology Centre is in Gillespie Park
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Islington Council
Tel: 020 7527 2000
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Barnsbury Wood Local Nature Reserve.

Last updated 28/02/13
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