The Friends will be conducting a survey over November and the first 2 weeks of December to measure the amount of 'footfall' by walkers, runners, cyclists and dogs. The findings will provide evidence to a Haringey Council Scrutiny Review of Green Spaces. The process will be open to members of the public in the near future (sorry we have no more detail in that). If you would like to submit comments to us, we will endeavour to relay them to the scrutiny panel.
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 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.
Saturday 11th November, 10.00 - 12.30 'Stroud Green meadow'. MAP N4 4LP
We will be at the Stroud Green Meadow to continue with the clearance of invasive plants. Tools, gloves, provided. Much of the work will be on steep slopes and sturdy shoes are essential. We will have litter picking equipment for anyone who wishes to keep on flat ground and still contribute! Lots to do and a trip to the pub afterwards.