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Ruislip Woods volunteers

Ruislip Woods cover an area of 726 acres and are the largest area of ancient woodland in Greater London.


Hillingdon council is dedicated to protecting the this National Nature Reserve for future generations.

Volunteers are one of our most valuable resources. The time individuals can spare no matter how little enables us to achieve far more than could otherwise be managed. Volunteer work as a woodland ranger offers the chance to put your skills and strengths to good use. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge, learn new skills and make new friends.

Practical work Practical work

There is always conservation work to be carried out in the woods such as coppicing, scrub and pond clearance, bridge and footpath construction, fencing and most other types of woodland management.


We need to survey and monitor various things in the woods such as bird, reptile, mammal and invertebrate populations, waterways and footpaths. Help is needed all year round.

Environmental education

You could assist in the delivery of the woods'  environmental education programme for primary and secondary schools.

Woodland centre

Our office, based at the Lido is often unmanned and closed to the public. Help is needed to keep the office open and to be the first point of contact for the public.

mural Two new murals of some of the wildlife of Ruislip Woods recently painted in the woodland centre

Interested in volunteering?

If you you would like to become a voluntary woodland ranger or to find out more please complete the form


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