The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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Bluebell time is coming. Warm up with Donato’s video

Watch a YouTubevideo of a walk around the park on Good Friday 2020.

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OPENING UP THE GROTTO

In recent years the low water levels in the Ornamental Water have allowed vegetation to become established on the lake bed.

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Wanstead’s little river once again shows its teeth

In December 2019, nature gave Wanstead Park an unexpected but very welcome Christmas present.

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Nuru, Nina and Quinine Go To Wanstead Park

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…

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The Chestnut Trail

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…

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Cycling in Epping Forest

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…

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COWS COME HOME

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.

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June update from the Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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…

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Visitors enjoy Easter sunshine and bluebells in Wanstead Park

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…

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John Meehan’s valedictory report to the AGM

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…

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