In pictures: The Parkland Walk in lockdown

A cyclist on the Crouch Hill to Highgate stretch of the Parkland Walk.

A cyclist on the Crouch Hill to Highgate stretch of the Parkland Walk. - Credit: Polly Hancock

The Parkland Walk is a colourful hidden gem running across the heart of north London. 

Ham&High photographer Polly Hancock took a lockdown wander between Highgate and Crouch Hill, and she captured the vibrancy of what is London's longest linear nature reserve. 

Fungi growing on fallen tree on the Parkland Walk.

Fungi growing on fallen tree on the Parkland Walk. - Credit: Polly Hancock

The disused platforms at the former Crouch End Station on the Parkland Walk linear nature reserve.

The disused platforms at the former Crouch End Station on the Parkland Walk linear nature reserve. - Credit: Polly Hancock

Much of the brickwork along the Parkland Walk is now used by graffiti artists.

Much of the brickwork along the Parkland Walk is now used by graffiti artists. Picture are the former Crouch End Station buildings. - Credit: Polly Hancock

Winter greenery provided by ivy that clings to trees in the Parkland Walk.

Winter greenery provided by ivy that clings to trees in the Parkland Walk. - Credit: Polly Hancock

A pop of colour as fungi growing on fallen Parkland Walk tree

A pop of colour as fungi growing on fallen Parkland Walk tree - Credit: Polly Hancock

The former Crouch End Station buildings in the Parkland Walk are decorated by brightly coloured graffiti.

The former Crouch End Station buildings in the Parkland Walk are decorated by brightly coloured graffiti. - Credit: Polly Hancock

Sculpture of a Spriggan by Marilyn Collins was installed in the Parkland Walk in 1993.

Sculpture of a Spriggan by Marilyn Collins was installed in the Parkland Walk in 1993. - Credit: Polly Hancock

The nature trail in the Parkland Walk is a family attraction.

The nature trail in the Parkland Walk is a family attraction. - Credit: Polly Hancock

Walking, cycling and running along the Parkland Walk on a wintry lockdown day.

Walking, cycling and running along the Parkland Walk on a wintry lockdown day. - Credit: Polly Hancock

Marilyn Collins' Sculpture of a Spriggan leaps out at passers-by in the Parkland Walk.

Marilyn Collins' Sculpture of a Spriggan leaps out at passers-by in the Parkland Walk. - Credit: Polly Hancock


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