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 Wildlife Trail
The Wildlife Trail is a small feature site that we are developing at the Highgate End due for regular opening to the public in the spring 2019. Click on the Wildlife Trail link in the main menu to see this exciting 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 coming up
Tuesday 9th October, 10.00 - 15.00 Stroud Green.
TCV back again clearing bramble. Free tea and biscuits. MAP
Thursday 11th October, 10.00 - 15.00 Stroud Green.
TCV. It's never a one day job, but judging by this year's regrowth we are weakening the dominance of bramble and are seeing an improvement in wildflower presence. Free tea and biscuits. MAP
Saturday 13th October, 10.00 - 12.00 Stroud Green.
You guessed it! Picking up from TCV's last session the Friends will be back to keep up the good work. MAP
Thursday 18th October, 10.00 - 15.30 Islington Crouch Hill*.
Sowing woodland flower seeds and other Autumn tasks on the Spriggan banks. MAP
Saturday 10th November, 10.00 - 12.00 Muswell Hill.
Cutting back excess ash and sycamore saplings and cutting back bramble on the viaduct. Meet on the Walk behind Pure Gym. Run by the Friends MAP
Tuesday 20th November, 10.00 - 15.00 Muswell Hill.
TCV. Cutting back excess ash and sycamore saplings, reshaping and lining some small ponds and cutting back bramble on the viaduct. Meet behind Pure Gym. Free tea and biscuits. MAP
Thursday 22nd November, 10.00 - 15.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end of the Walk. MAP
TCV. Erecting a gate and/or noticeboard into the site and other tasks around the trail including erecting a bird feeding station. Drop in for as long as you want.
Thursday 22nd November, 10.00 - 15.30 Islington Crouch Hill*.
A late autumn tidy and clean up. MAP
All Islington Nature Conservation Team's events for the autumn can be found in their Autumn Volunteer Newsletter