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
Where is ?
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
information on the ecology of the area.)
Walking, relaxing, observing . . .
Cricket and tennis have long been played at clubs on the site, but
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
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