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Totteridge Fields

Part of London's last remaining tracts of traditional countryside, Totteridge Fields and its surrounds make a beautiful place for a spring or summer walk.

Part of London's last remaining tracts of traditional countryside, Totteridge Fields and its surrounds make a beautiful place for a spring or summer walk.

Ancient hay meadows are criss-crossed by hawthorn and blackthorn hedgerows. Bright with blossom in spring, these provide excellent nesting and feeding sites for birds.

The fields are a riot of colour in the summer, when grasses and flowers - including meadow-sweet, hardheads and buttercups - bloom.

Butterflies are abundant, and sedges occur in the ditches that provide valuable shelter for amphibians.

Habitats you'll see

Meadow

Species you might spot

Meadowsweet, hardhead and buttercup; five spotted burnet moth; long-tailed tit.

If you spot these or any other species, please submit your wildlife sightings to Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL) to help build a picture of London's nature!

Visit us

The main entrance is on Hendon Wood Lane next to the entrance to the Old Cholmelian Sports Club, there are also two other entrances, One at the junction of Hendon Wood Lane and Totteridge Common (close to the bus stops) and the other is in the north east corner of the site.

 

To see if there are any events coming up at this reserve, take a look at our event listings.

Unstaffed

There is no public parking attached to the site.

Open at all times

Get involved

Search for volunteering sessions at Totteridge Fields on the North London volunteering page.

Site status

Site of Metropolitan Importance

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Meadow

Nearby nature reserves

Oak Hill Wood
4 miles - London Wildlife Trust
Hilfield Park Reservoir
4 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Fir and Pond Woods
6 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Hendon Wood Lane Totteridge
Barnet
Greater London
NW7 4HR
Map reference
TQ223940
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times.
Access
Yes

Contact the Trust for access information.
Parking
There is no public parking attached to this site.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Occasional grazing animals, usually in autumn.
Reserve manager
Clive Cohen
Tel: 07973 825165
enquiries@wildlondon.org.uk