Darlands Nature Reserve

The Darlands Nature Reserve sits in the Totteridge Valley between the villages of Totteridge and Mill Hill in the London Borough of Barnet. The 32 hectares (80 acres) of woodlands, wetlands, grasslands and the Darlands Lake are home to a diverse community of wildlife and boast some wonderful rural walks with spectacular views across the valley.

© Caroline Stock

Practical Volunteer Workdays

Workdays are a great opportunity to get some fresh air, burn off a few calories and meet new people whilst helping to look after Darlands.

Our next workday will be on

Cancelled due to bad weather - Sunday 16th Feb 2020  10:00am - 2:00pm

Anyone over 16 years of age is welcome to join in, just let us know you’re coming beforehand by emailing us.
We will provide tools and gloves but please bring a drink and a snack, wear weather appropriate clothing that covers arms and legs and waterproof footwear as it can be very muddy.
We know your dogs love Darlands too but for safety reasons we ask you not to bring them along to workdays.

We will meet by Totteridge Village Pond (next to the Orange Tree pub), N20 8NX at 10:00am. View on map

© Dianne Murphy

Support us

Support Darlands Conservation Trust and help us to make Darlands a wonderful place for people and wildlife.

© Dianne Murphy

Explore Darlands

Whether you’re walking the dog, stretching your legs, looking to escape the hustle and bustle, connect with nature, be a wildlife watcher, explore the environment or just get some fresh air, Darlands is just the place.

© Dianne Murphy


Darlands has a mosaic of habitats, woodland, grassland, scrub, carr and open water. These provide food and shelter to a rich diversity of species. Some of these species are well recorded others less so.

© Dianne Murphy


About Darlands Conservation Trust

Darlands Conservation Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation established by a group of local people who share a love for the Darlands nature reserve.

© The Darlands Conservation Trust

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