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
Sunday 10th November, 14.00 - 16.00 Highgate MAP
Cutting back cherry laurel. Meet at the top of the steps from Milton Park just down from Northwood Road. We will be working on steep embankments, so strong, grippy footwear is essential. Tools and gloves supplied. Please arrive a few minutes early in time for the safety briefing.
Tuesday 19th November, 10.00 - 15.00 Grassy embankment Stroud Green MAP
Hacking out bramble root as we continue to protect this rare area of grassland. Meet at the grassy embankment between Stapleton Hall Road and Upper Tollington Park. We will be working on steep embankments again, so strong, grippy footwear is essential. Tools, gloves, tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied. Drop in for as long as you like. Session run by our partners The Conservation Volunteers.
Thursday 21st November, 10.00 - 15.00 Grassy embankment Stroud Green MAP
Continuing on from Tuesday's work. Keeping this area clear of shrubs and bramble enables a rich ground cover to flourish in the spring and summer that is ideal for birds and small mammals. Meet at the grassy embankment between Stapleton Hall Road and Upper Tollington Park. We will be working on steep embankments again, so strong, grippy footwear is essential. Tools, gloves, tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied. Drop in for as long as you like. Session run by our partners The Conservation Volunteers.
All Islington Nature Conservation Team's events for the autumn can be found in their Winter Volunteer Newsletter