Parkland Walk local nature reserve

Florence Road, N4 

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Opening times 

The nature reserved isn’t locked at night. 


There is uneven terrain throughout the reserve. 

There is level access at: 

  • Muswell Hill 
  • Muswell Hill Road 
  • Blythwood Road 
  • Oxford Road 
  • Homesdale Road (steep slope)  

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About your nature reserve 

Steps leading off Parkland Walk

Parkland Walk is along the old railway track that ran between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace.  

The 4.5 miles provides a chance to enjoy nature in the heart of the city. 

It’s London's longest local nature reserve and supports a remarkable range of habitats and wildlife. Over 200 species of wildflower have been recorded. It’s perhaps the only place in Haringey where orchids rub shoulders with dandelions and ivy clambers up fig trees. 

Hedgehogs, foxes, butterflies and a vast array of birds are spotted on a daily basis. A rare species of deer, the muntjac, is spotted from time to time. 

There have been improvements to the surface over the years, but it is uneven in places. After rain, it can be muddy. 

Cyclists and runners use the route but pedestrians have priority. 

Green Flag  

First awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2015, it’s kept it ever since.   

Parkland Walk management 

Find out how Parkland Walk is managed: 

Friends group

The Friends of Parkland Walk keep an eye on the condition of the nature reserve. They organise volunteering events.

Find out more and get involved:

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Planned improvements 

There are currently plans to: 

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Report a problem 

If you think there’s a problem with this park, please report it

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Florence Road
London, N4


How to get to Parkland Walk Local Nature Reserve (external link)

Page Last Updated:

August 15, 2022

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