In December 2019, nature gave Wanstead Park an unexpected but very welcome Christmas present.Continue reading "Wanstead’s little river once again shows its teeth"
Inspired by the arrival of the three cows in Wanstead Park this summer, local artist Karen Humpage has created a painting to mark the occasion.
The image above shows her response to their arrival. She is also offering prints for sale at this web address. And for every copy sold via this link Karen will contribute £5 to the Friends of Wanstead Parklands.
So, treat yourselves!
You never know what- or who- you might meet on the Chestnut Trail!
It might be swans in winter dabbling in the snow, or cows in summer by the Perch Pond,
or a small boy spotting birds with his new binoculars.
There's always something- or someone- to see on the Chestnut Trail in Wanstead Park.
Get a copy of the trail map here.
The new draft Epping Forest Cycling Strategy aims at encouraging responsible cycling in the Forest. Cycling is permitted throughout Epping Forest, with the exception of Wanstead Park. Epping Forest has 284km of shared-use paths which makes it a great place to explore by bike.Continue reading "Cycling in Epping Forest"
Geoff Sinclair, Head of Operations at Epping Forest, explains why the City of London Corporation's cattle-grazing trial is good news for wildlife conservation. This article first appeared in the October 2020 edition of Wanstead Village Directory.Continue reading "COWS COME HOME"
We have all been preoccupied in recent months by the coronavirus pandemic. However, there has been plenty going on both in Wanstead Park and the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. Here's a brief update on some important developments - as well as a new initiative which we hope will be well supported. Continue reading "June update from the Friends of Wanstead Parklands"
Last weekend (20-22 April 2019) saw a bumper number of visitors to Wanstead Park. By happy coincidence three things came together: the late Easter holiday, the best weather of the year so far – and the peak of the park’s greatest annual spectacle, the bluebell season.Continue reading "Visitors enjoy Easter sunshine and bluebells in Wanstead Park"
I am signing off after 4 years as the Chair of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. I think it is important that organisation remain fresh and have new blood and impetus so I will be passing on the Chair role to John Sharpe and the rest of the great Committee. I will keep involved by chairing the Wanstead Park Steering Group with the Corporation of London, overseeing the future restoration of the park.Continue reading "John Meehan’s valedictory report to the AGM"
The Friends AGM took place during the evening of 11th March at Wanstead Golf Club. Although attendance was low, probably due to the Covid-19 situation, those who braved the chill weather were treated to an evening of interesting presentations.Continue reading "AGM report"
Yesterday's charity quiz (16 March 2019 at Aldersbrook Bowls Club attracted 110 people with a good time being had by all.Continue reading "Charity quiz boost to Friends"