Parkland Walk Railway and Reservoirs – Highgate to Stoke Newington

Date: Saturday 12th May 2018

Distance: 4.5 miles

Start Time: 13:00

Duration: 2 hours 45 mins

  • Green Space
  • Ramble

Meeting Point: Priory Gardens, Highgate

Nearest Station (Start): Highgate

End Point: Stoke Newington

Nearest Station (End): Stoke Newington Station

Cost: Free


Telephone: 020 3151 1151

Booking Advice:

Booking is required.
There are 2 remaining places available.


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This is one of the greenest parts of the Capital Ring with just a few hundred yards of road walking along the whole five miles. The walk follows an old railway line to Finsbury Park and then the 17th-century New River, designed to bring water from Amwell in Ware to New River Head in Islington, passing reservoirs and several lakes before arriving in cosmopolitan Stoke Newington.


There are cafes and pubs in Crouch Hill and Stoke Newington.

Please consider the weather forecast and the type of walk you are planning to join and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. We recommend that you bring a drink as there may not always be opportunities to purchase refreshments.

Advice Note:

This walk is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs as it is mostly across fields, some of it pretty rough terrain.

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