Crouch End Open Space


Welcome to the Crouch End Open Space (CREOS) website. CREOS is a conservation charity (reg. charity no. 296860) set up to protect, maintain and improve the CREOS area.  

Where is CREOS?

Between the busy streets of Crouch End N8 and Muswell Hill N10 lies an area of open fields and woods that has been enjoyed by generations of local people. It forms a vital contribution to Haringey's green space, providing both formal and informal leisure opportunities. The variety of landscapes – woodland, allotments, playing fields and meadow – encourages bio-diversity, and it has attained Grade 1 status as an area of ecological importance. (See Resources for information on the ecology of the area.)

Walking, relaxing, observing . . .

Cricket and tennis have long been played at clubs on the site, but CREOS is also a perfect place for jogging, dog walking, playing with the children, bird watching, picnicking, or for simply enjoying the views over to Alexandra Palace. This green oasis adds much to the experience of living in Crouch End and if you haven't already visited it, give it a try. A map can be found on the Location page.  

A secret space in the heart of North London

Hidden behind the playing fields there is a tranquil haven for birds, bats and butterflies – a grassy meadow bordered by trees and blackberry bushes, approached by various wooded paths. In spring, the blackthorn trees provide a backdrop of white blossom and in late summer it is popular with folk foraging for blackberries and sloes. There are many ancient oaks along the paths, in addition to birch, ash and willow. This is where CREOS does most of its conservation work. A woodland walk created by CREOS links our space with Queen's Wood.

Brambles and wood anemonies







11am to 1pm


Next date:

20 February


Future dates:

20 March

17 April

15 May

19 June

17 July

21 August

18 September

16 October

20 November