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Queen's Wood Local Nature Reserve

Muswell Hill Road, Haringey, London, N10 3JP

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  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a cafe, community garden and a large wood with public foot paths.


  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Alexandra Palace.
  • The nearest underground station is Highgate.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.


  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Priory Gardens Access Point

  • This access point is located on Priory Gardens.
  • There is a steep slope at this access point.
  • There is a handrail in the centre of the slope.
  • The minimum width of the slope is 80cm.

Wood Vale Access Point

  • This access point has a mud and tarmac surface.
  • There is a moderate slope at this access point.
  • There is some directional signage at this access point.

Queen's Wood Road

  • This access point is located on Queen's Wood Road.
  • The road has a steep incline through the centre of the park.
  • There are uncontrolled crossing points with dropped kerbs and tactile paving along the length of the road.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, tarmac and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Community Garden

  • The community garden is located at the rear of the cafe.
  • This is a volunteer run garden.
  • Access into the garden is via a single width gate.
  • The gate opens away from you (push).
  • The gate is light.
  • The width of the gate opening is 85cm.
  • There is a steep slope at the gate.
  • There are mud and concrete block paths around this area.
  • There is a table and chairs.
  • Some of the chairs have armrests on both sides.

Outside Access (Cafe Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 10 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Eating and Drinking (Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the north end of the park.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 35cm (1ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info (Cafe)

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.