Gillespie Park Nature Reserve and Islington Ecology

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Gillespie Park Nature Reserve and Islington Ecology

Gillespie Park Nature Reserve and Islington Ecology
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Llewellyn
43 contributions
Jun 2021
Nestled by Arsenal London Underground station, Gillespie Park is a picturesque woodland and park, sculptures, wildlife and security make for a great visit. I like that there is a dog free area and this is made clear. There are unusual varieties of squirrells and the woodlands offer shelter in case of inclement weather. More benches would be an improvement.
Written June 19, 2021
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jeni8686
herts, england59 contributions
Apr 2015
1* for the path by the train tracks and 3* for the beautiful hidden section near the ecology cafe with two ponds and a little forest.

I walk past an entrance to this park every day to get to Arsenal tube. Seeing as I've lived in this area now for over a year, a sunny Sunday walking back from Finsbury Park seemed the perfect opportunity to visit.

We went via the Finsbury Park entrance, the northern tip of it. The first few minutes were... Underwhelming. Some graffiti, a bleak view of the train tracks and a few weeds were all I could see.

Then, we came to a clearing and it started to become less 'abandoned alleyway' and more 'awesome green space'! Walking past the wind turbine, we were greeted with a blue ecology house with a cafe and two ponds nearby.

The children in the park were having a delightful time spotting wildlife and running about through the small forest area. Other than about 20 people this oasis in the city is practically empty, so is well worth going if you want a few minutes of solitude amid London life.
Written January 9, 2016
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Carl Winston
London, UK21 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
What a calm oasis in the city, nice natural surround full of birds, squirrels and foxes. Great place to relax!
Written February 11, 2021
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Jean K
5 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
30 seconds from busy urban to tranquil woods ... quirky London ... one of the reasons I love it!
Late July there was a patch of lovely orchids next to the trail near the train tracks.
Great little local nature respite.
Written September 15, 2015
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17loveholidays
Greater London, UK8 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
My husband has been an Arsenal fan since he was 6 (he's now 51) and did the weekly trek to the Highbury Stadium and now the Emirates Stadium, and walked past the entrances to Gillespie Park either off of Gillespie Road or Drayton Park for every home match. It wasn't until we moved into the area a few years ago that we explored the "doorway" off of Gillespie Road and found an unbelievably beautiful oasis on our doorstep. We walk through at every opportunity on the weekend as it is a great cut through to Finsbury Park, but also just a lovely, tranquil environment after the hub bub of Central London. The Wildlife is evident - yesterday a robin followed us along the path and a squirrel up to mischief in the trees above us. Just lovely
Written April 23, 2019
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Elsasong
Hong Kong511 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
So after your way from the arsenal Stadium, you can turn beer and just walk a short while just to see the greenery
Written April 16, 2019
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sheepygold
london5,016 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
I came here about a year ago and thought I spotted a pair of Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers so I thought I would revisit for a longer look. No Woodpeckers this time but I had a longer walk through. The paths are well kept and there are great information boards plus lots of varied habitats. Unfortunately the Eco Centre was closed.
Written November 5, 2017
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Hasan R
London, UK32 contributions
Lovely place to chill but the flies keep biting you, especially in the summer which makes it unbearable to stay.
Written July 3, 2014
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Ricardo L
London, UK50 contributions
Jul 2014
This is a lovely local park and great for the kids, there is alot of green that they can run around on and is dog friendly, there are also a list of animals that you could see.
Written July 1, 2014
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