The Parkland Walk is a 2.5mi linear green walkway in London, which follows the course of the railway line that used to run between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace, through Stroud Green, Crouch End, Highgate and Muswell Hill. It is often mistakenly described as 4.5 miles long, but even taking in the gap between the two sections it still only totals 3.1-miles (5.0km). The route follows the bridges and cuttings of the line, but avoids the closed surface section of Highgate station and its adjoining tunnels, which are closed to walkers for safety reasons. The walk is almost all in Haringey, but a short stretch between Crouch Hill and Crouch End Hill is in Islington, and this section incorporates Crouch Hill Park.Before you head to London, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly London day trip planning app, to make sure you see all that London has to offer, including Walks.
The walk is a local nature reserve and a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. It was declared a local nature reserve in 1990 and is London's longest such reserve. Between Finsbury Park and Highgate, the path forms part of the Capital Ring strategic walking route.
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Tour guide Elizabeth was wonderful... We saw and experienced so much...learned a lot... it was a tour I highly recommend ...and will definitely take a “WALKS” tour again! Thank you, diana more »
We took this tour our first day in London. Fantastic way to see the highlights of the city. Great tour made even better by Geoffrey. He was both knowledgeable and entertaining. Geoffrey really... more »
The walk leader was so informative and interesting he really made the walk! 10 out of 10.
I've done a number of walks with this company now, but today Brian's tour of The Tower of London beat them all! He's animated, knowledgeable, audible without a mic, and funny. I would HIGHLY recommend doing this tour as your way into The Tower.
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