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.
The Chewing Gum Art Trail
Keep your eyes peeled for the many mini artworks created by local artist Ben Wilson - 'The Chewing Gum Man'. Select the Art Trail from our menu for more information and links to a Google map with locations marked.
The Wildlife Trail
The Wildlife Trail is a small feature site at the Highgate End. It is now open to the public between 9.00am and 6.00pm. Click on the Wildlife Trail link in the main menu to see more on this developing project.
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 and Litter Picks
Volunteering activities have recently been resumed. Please make sure you are signed up for our newsletters to hear updates on when our events are on. They usually take place on the second Saturday of the month 10.30 - 1.00.
Litter picks are organised as volunteer events or you can become a 'Litter Marshal'. Litter marshals generally commit to carrying out a litter pick each week. If you wish to become a litter marshal please view our volunteering page and contact us so we can help you get set up.
Conservation session are also run on the Parkland Walk by The Conservation Volunteers. These are excellent sessions to join. TCV have years of experience, loads of tools and offer tea and biscuits. Sessions generally run all day but you are not bound by the times. Post Covid, TCV prefer you to pre-book a place. If you can't make that commitment you can phone up on the day and you are most likely to be welcome to join in.
CLICK HERE to get their latest schedules, locations and contact details and follow the links to reserve a place.
5th October with The Conservation Volunteers
Muswell Hill 10.00 - 15.00
26th October with The Conservation Volunteers
Stroud Green 10.00 - 15.00
They also run sessions in other parts of the borough.