Bridge closure January 6th to 10th

Please be aware that Network Rail will be undertaking works to address flooding to the footbridge connecting Parkland Walk, Oxford Road to Finsbury Park between 6th and 10th January 2020. The bridge will be closed for this period and may be closed for a period after that* for resurfacing by Haringey Council.

The bridge has been getting badly flooded every time there is more than the smallest amount of rainfall, making it difficult for many people to cross this busy footpath.

Once Network Rail’s works have been completed Haringey Highways department will look to undertake further resurfacing works to the bridge as soon as possible thereafter and, if necessary, will undertake additional drainage works following that.

*At this point Haringey has not provided any dates for the second set of works. As soon as we are made aware of any further closures we will let you know.


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.

Our Volunteers
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


Tuesday 10th January, 10.00 - 15.00 The Wildlife Trail  MAP

Join us on the Trail for a winter tidy and general habitat management. Tools, gloves, tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied. Drop in for as long as you like. Session run by our partners The Conservation Volunteers.

Tuesday 17th January, 10.00 - 15.00 The Wildlife Trail MAP

We will be tree planting including a memorial tree for volunteer Graham Eagling who sadly passed away last year. Tools, gloves, tea, coffee and biscuits are supplied. Drop in for as long as you like. Session run by our partners The Conservation Volunteers. 

Events run by Islington Nature Conservation Team. For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 020 7527 4374

All Islington Nature Conservation Team's events for the autumn can be found in their Winter Volunteer Newsletter