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 at the Highgate End. It has only recently opened to the public at the weekends between 9.00am and 6.00pm. Click on the Wildlife Trail link in the main menu to see more on 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 and Litter Picks
Thursday 2nd May, 10.00 - 15.30 Islington Crouch Hill. MAP
The tree trail by the acid grassland, laying wood chip and repairing path edging. Run by Islington Conservation team 1.
Thursday 30th May, 10.00 - 15.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end. MAP
This session was initially advertised as being at Crescent Road Crouch End Hill but has now been moved to the Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end of Parkland Walk by the entrance from Holmesdale Road. Session will involve creating a wet area, tending the path and thinning out dominant thistles.
Sunday 9th June, 14.00 - 16.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end. MAP
More tending of the trail.
Tuesday 25th June, 10.00 - 15.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end. MAP
More tending of the trail.
Thursday 27th June, 10.00 - 15.00 'The Miltons', Highgate. MAP
Coppicing and creating a dead hedge.
Saturday 13th July, 12.00 - 14.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end. MAP
Tending the trail.
Tuesday 23rd July, 10.00 - 15.00 Muswell Hill Viaduct. MAP
Cutting back saplings and encroaching saplings.
Thursday 25th July, 10.00 - 15.00 'The Miltons', Highgate. MAP
Starting at the top of the steps from Milton Avenue, (a very short walk down from the Northwood Road entrance) we'll be heading towards Finsbury Park cutting back Cherry laurel and clearing brambles from the newly exposed embankment at Stanhope Road bridge.
All Islington Nature Conservation Team's events for the autumn can be found in their Winter Volunteer Newsletter