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Around Ruislip and the surrounding area there are ten miles of ancient woodland called Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve. This area comprises of four woods; Mad Bess Woods, Bayhurst Woods, Copse Woods, Park Woods and Poor's Field/Ruislip Common. It has 305 hectares or 755 acre and is the biggest single area of woodland in Greater London.


I have been able to watch and record many birds and animals that live in and visit the woods whilst walking through them every day with my dog. I hope you enjoy browsing through the photos and that it will encourage you to visit these wonderful woodlands.

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Welcome to the magic of Ruislip Woods

Lakeside cafe at Ruislip Lido

Here's some great links for more information about the woods and what's on!