Railway Fields Local Nature Reserve

Green Lanes, N4 
Opposite Harringay Green Lanes Station 

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Opening times 

Please check opening times (external link)

Facilities and accessibility 


  • Toilets 


The entrance is accessible but there is a steep slope. 

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About your park 

Railway Fields is just off the busy road of Green Lanes. It’s behind magnificent iron gates, and is one of Haringey’s most hidden and wonderful treasures.  


The 2-acre site was used as a railway goods yard in the 1950s. Even today coal can be found onsite. 

We acquired the land in the early 1980s. In 1986 we turned the site into a wildlife haven and environmental teaching centre for local schools.  

In 1990 Railway Fields was officially declared a statutory local nature reserve. 

Green Flag Award 

First awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2004, it has kept it ever since. 

Park management 

The site is currently managed by conservation charity TCV (The Conservation Volunteers)

Read the management plan: 

Friends group 

There’s a Friends of Railway Fields group who work to preserve and maintain the Fields. 

Find out more and get involved: 

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Report a problem 

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

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Page Last Updated:

August 15, 2022

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