Highgate Wood

Park in North London

With more than 28 hectares of ancient woodland, this park is a wonderful spot for a walk any time of the year. It’s also teeming with life: 70 different bird species have been recorded here, along with seven types of bat, 12 types of butterfly and 80 kinds of spider. There's a huge clearing in the centre for sports, and it also has a popular playground and a cafe.