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Gillespie Park
LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1996
Declaring Authority: London Borough of Islington
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TQ 313 862
Location: Quill Street, London, N5
Owned by: London Borough of Islington
Managed by: London Borough of Islington
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Car - Quill street, off Monsell Street off the main A1201 Blackstock Road.
Cycle Bike racks
Bus 4, 19, 236
Tube Arsenal, Finsbury Park
Train Finsbury Park, Drayton Park
Visitor facilities: The entrance to Gillespie Park via Drayton Park is sloped and leads to a level parking area.
Limited onsite parking and priority given to Blue
Badge holders.
Parts of Gillespie Park have wide, accessible paths but paths to ‘wild’ areas are narrow and fairly steep with rough, uneven surfaces.
The Ecology Centre is accessible for all with accessible toilets and an induction loop.
Green Flag Award 2009
What to see: The main habitat is grassland.
An amazing 244 plant species, 94 bird species and 24 types of butterfly have been seen here.
Species of note include Hungarian Vetch, reed bunting, song thrush, roesel’s bush cricket, slender bird’s foot trefoil and ruddy darter.
The ponds are alive with frogs, newts and dragonflies.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: The Friends of Gillespie Park.
Contact the Ecology Centre
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: The Ecology Centre Gillespie Park
Phone: 020 7527 4374 (enquiries & bookings)
or try
Islington Council
Tel: 020 7527 2000
Website address and other links:
or and search for Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 24/03/2015
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