Parkland Walk Local Nature Reserve
- Entrances within N4: Finsbury Park, Oxford Road, Florence Road, Lancaster Road, Stapleton Hall Road, Blythwood Road
- Entrances within N6 and N8: Crouch End Hill, Crescent Road, Holmesdale Road
- Entrances within N10: Cranley Gardens, Muswell Hill Road underpass, St James' Lane, Muswell Hill Road
The Parkland Walk follows the course of the old railway that ran between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace. The four and a half miles provides tranquillity and a chance for those living in London, to enjoy the green environment in the very heart of the city.
It is London's longest Local Nature Reserve and supports a remarkable range of habitats and wildlife. Over two hundred species of wild flower have been recorded and it is probably 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 and a rare species of deer, the muntjac, is spotted from time to time.
The southern end of the Walk within Finsbury Park has recently been re-landscaped as part of the £5m Finsbury Park Heritage Lottery grant funded restoration and improvement project. This has created an accessible walk to Stroud Green Road and the new Cycle Park facility located at the entrance of Finsbury Park.
For details on how to get to Parkland Walk please see our A-Z of Parks.
Parkland Walk is part of the Better Haringey Walking Trail.
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Park opening and closing times
Our parks are opened at dawn and locked at dusk. These times change depending on the time of year so for more detailed closing times please see our Approximate Park Locking Times (Word, 55KB)