Entering from the Downhills Park Road entrance to Lordship Rec you will pass an area of woodland.
This was planted by volunteers in 1985 to recreate the mixed woodland that covered most of the Tottenham area in the past. It contains several varieties of trees including oak, birch, sycamore, horse chestnut, holly and hawthorn to name but a few.
At one time the undergrowth was very thick and impenetrable but this has now been cleared and the Friends of Lordship Rec raised funds to put a rustic path through the wood and include a couple of interpretation boards about the flora and fauna.
The Friends still do regular volunteer work days in the wood (sometimes with conservation charity TCV) to keep the path clear, to make sure there are good sight lines to the park path outside the wood and to create glades for wild flowers to flourish. The Friends have also done a lot of work to stop water overflowing the path and making it boggy by creating a stream and a pond with a wooden bridge over it. This work is ongoing.