The road from the west to the Mossy Well runs through woodland. Once the trees would have extended much further. Now the Mossy Well has become the North London suburb of Muswell Hill and the forest has shrunk to two small patches along either side of the main road from Highgate tube.
Wick Wood didn’t really exist thirty or so years ago. It was planted as part of the building of the M11 extension. Before that it was open land, some it marshy. During the second world war gun emplacements were located here to defend London and the nearby docks.