Green spaces volunteer groups

Ruislip Lido and 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 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. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge, learn new skills and make new friends.


  • Mondays and Tuesdays, 9.20am to 1pm
  • 3rd Saturday of each month, 10am to 1pm


Type of 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 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.

The Woodland Centre, based at the Lido, is often unstaffed. Help is needed to keep the centre open and to be the first point of contact for the public.

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Page last updated: 13 Jan 2021