Welcome to the Friends of the Parkland Walk
The Parkland Walk is the longest Linear Nature Reserve in London at 4km in length, and follows the former railway line connecting Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace which opened in 1873. Its fame is now global as it often features on 'must do' lists for visitors from oversees. At times it can be quite busy and weekends bring walkers, dog walkers, runners and cyclists all out to take advantage of the weather and escape from the urban hullabaloo.
We have a small but dedicated group of volunteers who come out to help us maintain and improve the ecology of the Walk. It's a big task that could benefit from more hands and we always welcome anyone who can help in any capacity. No knowledge of conservation is required, just the desire to want to help make The Parkland Walk a better place for everyone. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, improve your health and fitness and also learn about the natural world.
Conservation Days coming up
Thursday 10th August, Islington Crouch Hill* 10.00 - 15.30 MAP
A range of tasks looking after the woodland area with Islington Nature Conservation volunteers.
Saturday 12th August, 10.00 - 12.00 Muswell Hill. MAP N10 3QX
The Friends will be in Muswell Hill cutting back path edges and saplings, improving sections of path and clearing litter. We will meet at the top of the steps from St James Lane.
Tuesday 22nd August, 10.00 - 15.00 Muswell Hill. MAP N10 3QX
Join us with The Conservation Volunteers as we cover a variety of tasks - cutting back path edges and saplings, improving sections of path and clearing litter from the Muswell Hill embankment. Tools, gloves, tea and biscuits provided.
Saturday 9th September, 10.00 - 12.00 'Stroud Green meadow'. MAP N4 4LP
The Friends begin our first of a number of sessions to dig out bramble root to help this rare bit of the grassland flourish. We make inroads every year and are already seeing a huge increase in wildflower presence so the hard work is well worth it. We will also be on hand to talks about the work we do and answer any questions you have.
Thursday 14th September, Islington Crouch Hill* 10.00 - 15.30 MAP
Managing the acid grassland. The Islington Nature Conservation volunteers will be cutting this important grassland slope with scythes and then raking it well. They’ll also be cutting back saplings, ivy and scrub around the edges to stop encroachment on the grassland.
Tuesday 26th September, 10.00 - 15.00 'Stroud Green meadow'. MAP N4 4LP
Join us with The Conservation Volunteers carrying out essential meadow maintenance. Tools, gloves, tea and biscuits provided.
Thursday 28th September, 10.00 - 15.00 Stapleton Hall Bridge. MAP N4 3QF
Join us and The Conservation Volunteers as we begin a new project to create a new small wildflower meadow. Tools, gloves, tea and biscuits provided.