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.

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

 

Saturday 9th February, 10.00 - 12.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end of the Walk.  MAP   

A wide variety of tasks to suit everyone as we prepare the site for a spring opening. 

Thursday 14th February, 10.00 - 15.30 Islington Crouch Hill.   MAP

Hazel coppice and path drainage. Coppicing some mature hazel along the tree trail and keeping the drainage channel along the main path clear of debris. Run by Islington Conservation team 1.

Tuesday 26th February, 10.00 - 15.00 Muswell Hill viaduct.  MAP   

Right next to the best view of London we will be carrying out a range of access and woodland management tasks. 

Thursday 28th February, 10.00 - 15.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end of the Walk.  MAP   

A wide variety of tasks to suit everyone as we prepare the site for a spring opening. 

Sunday 10th March, 14.00 - 16.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end of the Walk.  MAP   

Breaking with tradition we're trying out a Sunday afternoon for a change to see if that works better. There will be a wide variety of tasks including weaving hazel fencing and planting.

Thursday 14th March, 10.00 - 15.30 Islington Crouch Hill.   MAP

Tree Trail and Blythwood Bank. Laying wood chip and repairing path edging along the tree trail, and weeding our new plants on the Blythwood bank. Run by Islington Conservation team 1.

Tuesday 26th March, 10.00 - 15.00 Muswell Hill.  MAP   

Working on a series of small ponds and planting around the site. 

Thursday 28th March, 10.00 - 15.00 The Wildlife Trail at the Highgate end of the Walk.  MAP   

Access and woodland management tasks including planting. 

  

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