Parks woodlands and green spaces within 2km of the centre of East Finchley.
P = playground
T = toilets
C = cafe
S = sports facilities
F = playing field
E = events
Alexandra Palace and Park
Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
Large diverse landscape park, with boating lake and several cafes. Hosts multiple events from the regular farmers’ market to large concerts and fireworks.
Big Wood & Little Wood
Temple Fortune Hill/Denman Drive South/Oakwood Road/Northway NW11 6GZ
Ancient woodland and nature reserve in Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Cherry Tree Wood
Summerlee Ave N2 9QH / Fordington Road N6.
A 5ha park opposite East Finchley Tube station, with playing field, wooded perimeter, small children’s playground and popular cafe.
Home to the annual East Finchley Festival.
Coldfall Wood/Muswell Hill Playing Fields
Creighton Avenue, N2 9BL / Barrenger Road, N10
Ancient woodland and adjoining playing fields, which border Islington & St Pancras Cemetery.
Friends of Coldfall Wood & Muswell Hill Playing Fields (coldfallwoods.co.uk)
Coldfall – WE
MH Playing Fields – PSF
Colney Hatch Lane N11 3HQ / Potters Way N12 0RF
A recently designated nature reserve just beyond the North Circular Road.
Coppetts Wood and the Glebelands – A Local Nature Reserve (wordpress.com)
East Finchley Cemetery
122 East End Road N2 0RZ
Large landscaped cemetery with crematorium and chapel.
Hampstead La N6 / Millfield La N6 / Spaniards Rd NW3
A wild park of woodland and meadows with bathing ponds. Covering 320 ha, from Kenwood House in the north to Parliament Hill Fields in the south with its running track, large playground, splash pool and cafe.
Hampstead Heath Extension
Hampstead Way NW11 7XX
Woodland and grassland with sports pitches and a small playground.
Lanchester Road N6 / Archway Road N6 / Muswell Hill Rd, London N10 3JN
Managed woodland and wildlife sanctuary with sports pitches, playgrounds and cafe.
Islington & St Pancras Cemetery
278 High Road N2 9AG
One of London’s largest cemeteries, with over 1000 graves, including graves from both World Wars, a crematorium and several chapels.
Long Lane Pasture
Long Lane, N3 2RN
Nature reserve bordering the North Circular Road, managed by volunteers.
Lyttelton Playing Fields
Kingsley Way, N2 0EB
One of Barnet Council’s premier parks, with playgound, sports pitches, large playing field and cafe. Adjoins Northway Gardens.
130 Falloden Way NW11 6JD
Park and gardens which run alongside Mutton Brook, joining Lyttelton Playing Fields to the Tiny Forest at Henly’s Corner. Features tennis courts, rose gardens and small playground.
Cranley Gardens N10 / Holmesdale Road N6
A llinear nature reserve following the track of the old railway from Alexandra Palance to Highgate, then from Highgate to Finsbury Park. Flat and great for cycling.
Queens Wood Road, N6 6UU
Nature reserve and ancient woodland covering 21 hectares, with wildlife ponds. Features a cafe with organic garden and a small kids’ jungle walkway.
Friends of Queens Wood (fqw.org.uk)