Foxham Gardens

Park with a nature trail and a natural play area. Great for stimulating and inspiring. Shelter building potential.

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Parkland Walk

This 4 km strip of green used to be a railway line so expect steep banks. Tend to be busy with bikes and dogs. The Wildlife Trail is open to schools and groups and can be booked in advance.

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Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre

Gillespie Park, winner of the Green Flag Award in 2019 and the London Conservation Area of the Year award in London in Bloom 2015, is Islington’s largest nature reserve. It is home to Islington Ecology Centre – a visitor and education centre which can be booked for events.

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Whittington Park

Whittington Park is a popular park in the north of the Islington, named after Dick Whittington. There are lots of things to do including playing sports and enjoying the wildlife pond.

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West Wickham Common

As a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC), West Wickham Common is recognised as a valuable site for wildlife in the urban landscape. The site is a patchwork of ancient woodland, secondary woodland, heathland, acid grassland and scrub.

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Sydenham Hill Wood

This is the oldest LWT reserve and has a mix of new and ancient woodland, with remnants of Victorian gardens. You will find more than 200 species of trees and plants, as well as rare fungi, insects, birds and woodland mammals.

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Spring Park

As a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC), the woodland at Spring Park is highly prized for its diversity of veteran trees and coppiced woodland.

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Shrewsburry Park

This large open space has fabulous views over London, Kent and Essex, as well as some wooded areas. While not an official nature reserve, parts of the park are designated conservation areas.

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Riddlesdown Common

Riddlesdown supports the single-most expansive piece of chalk scrub in Greater London alongside pockets of chalk grassland, ancient woodland, old hedgerows, limestone quarries and woodland.

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Richmond Park

Richmond Park works in partnership with The Holly Lodge to provide outdoor learning sessions, with a special focus on SEN groups. Check their website to find more or to book a session.

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