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 and Litter Picks
Thursday 11th April, 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.
Sunday 14th April, 14.00 - 16.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end of the Walk. MAP
There will be a wide variety of tasks including weaving hazel fencing.
Tuesday 23rd April, 10.00 - 15.00 Muswell Hill. MAP
Meet at the Cranley Garden entrance. Working on a south facing embankment, relaying some crazy paving in front of an information board and securing boundary fencing.
Tuesday 30th April, 10.00 - 15.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end of the Walk. MAP
Woodland management tasks including fencing, preparing a wet area and cleaning up before the official opening on Saturday 4th May.
All Islington Nature Conservation Team's events for the autumn can be found in their Winter Volunteer Newsletter