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

Sunday 11th August, 12.00 - 14.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end  MAP

Various tasks to keep the trail in tip top condition with some cutting back on parts of our meadow.

Tuesday 13th August, 10.00 - 15.00 Grassy embankment Stroud Green MAP

First cut of the meadow before the bramble bashing starts

Thursday 15th August, 10.00 - 15.00 Highgate Northwood Road MAP

Clearing entrances and working towards Finsbury Park removing unwanted species such as Sycamore, Holm oak and Cherry laurel.

Saturday or Sunday 7th or 8th September 

Session yet to be decided

Tuesday 10th September, 10.00 - 15.00 Grassy embankment Stroud Green MAP

Bramble bashing on the meadow

Thursday 12th September, 10.00 - 15.00 Muswell Hill MAP

Clearing vegetation and building beetle loggeries.


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