The Parkland Walk will be closed between Blythwood Road and Crouch Hill 25th - 29th September. Select Islington from our menu for more information.
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
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 MAP N4 4LP CHANGE OF VENUE from previously published
We will now be at the Stroud Green Meadow to continue with the bramble bash.
Saturday 14th October, 10.00 - 12.30 The Platforms at Crouch End Hill. MAP N8 8DE
Vigorous growth through the summer has made the platforms very narrow. We'll be clearing the surface, cutting back overhanging branches and clearing overgrowth on the main path. Lots to do and a trip to the pub afterwards! Tools, gloves, provided.
Thursday 2nd November, Islington Crouch Hill* 10.00 - 15.30 MAP N8 9EH
Spriggan banks and late autumn tidy. We’re managing the banks by the Spriggan sculpture and keeping paths and entrances clear.