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Welcome to Shepherds Cot Trust

Welcome to our website. Please click on our Headers to learn more about us and for latest news and reports. Here are a few key points about who we are and some things to note. if you have any Trust related issue that you would like Trustees to consider, please get in touch via the Contact page above.


If you are new to us, we are situated between Highgate and Crouch End, six miles north of the City of London – an extraordinarily green oasis so near the centre of one of Europe’s great capitals.

Cricket has been played on Shepherds Cot for over 150 years; tennis a little less so. While these sports and the Shepherds Cot Clubs are our priority, we welcome all visitors to our site: players from other clubs, dog walkers, neighbours, students of Highgate Wood School next door – in fact any passers by. All we ask is that visitors respect the Trustees’ and the Clubs’ values and rights.


The Shepherds Cot Trust (“SCT”), which is affiliated to Fields in Trust, owns the freehold of the land outlined in the plan that can be printed from this site. This land and other trust assets are held in trust for the three beneficiary clubs (Hanley TC, Highgate C&LTC & North London CC). The SCT manages the common parts whereas the beneficiaries occupy and manage their individual sites. Georgians TC has a leasehold interest in its site.

Dog Policy

Dogs and their dog walkers are very welcome on our land and the adjacent Haringey land marked on the map (CREOS Woodland Walks). However owners must ensure that dogs do not go on cricket playing fields and tennis courts. Individual clubs on Trust land reserve the right to uphold this rule in their own way.

We kindly ask that dogs be on leads when on paths, roadways or in car parks on Trust land. However, dogs may be off lead when on the Haringey owned land including the woods and meadow.

Drone and Helicopter Policy

For reasons of community harmony and public health & safety, the landing of helicopters and the flying of drones is not permitted on the Shepherds Cot Trust site.


The Shepherds Cot facilities may be hired for events such as filming. All enquiries should be sent to Richard Trusting at Shepherds Cot Trust. Please see the Contact page above.

fit fields in trust
England and Wales Cricket Board
Hanley Tennis Club
High Gate
North London Cricket Club
Shepherds Cot Trust. Tel: 0798 555 0019