Parkland Walk nature reserve

Along the old railway track that ran between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace, Parkland Walk is a chance to enjoy nature in the heart of the city.

About your nature reserve

Parkland Walk is 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's uneven in places. After rain, it can be muddy. 

Cyclists and runners use the route but pedestrians have priority. 

To find out more about local nature reserves in Haringey, visit our local nature reserves page.

Get involved

Parkland Walk's volunteer group, The Friends of Parkland Walk, keep an eye on the condition of the nature reserve. They organise volunteering events. To contact the group, see our list of Friends of Parks groups.

Park management 

To find out how the park is managed see our park management reports page.

There are plans to: 

Green Flag Award 

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

To ask for a copy of the Green Flag report see our parks report page.

Report a problem

Report a park issue on our report a problem page.




Florence Road
N4 3EY
United Kingdom

Venue opening times

Open 24 hours a day.


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)  

Events at venue