A medieval wood that is a great place to spot bats.
This medieval oak wood is a great place to spot bats, as well as being home to the rare wild service tree and bright woodland flowers.
A beautiful site to visit in autumn when the leaves change and fall.
Tall oaks have stood in these 5.5 hectare woods - their roots firmly planted in London clay - since medieval times, shedding their golden leaves among the reds and yellows of hornbeam and ash.
A central core harbours rare wild service trees and bright woodland flowers including wood anemone and yellow archangel.
The wood is an excellent place for bats, both pipistrelle and brown long-eared bats roost here and noctule bats have also been recorded.
On a summer's evening, these fascinating nocturnal mammals can be seen swooping over the adjacent meadows.
Habitats you'll see
Woodland and meadow
Species you might spot
The main entrance is in Parkside Gardens, Barnet.
Open at all times.
To see if there are any events coming up at this reserve, take a look at our event listings.
To find volunteering opportunities at Oak Hill Wood, check the north London volunteering page.
Site of Borough Importance; Local Nature Reserve.
Species and habitats