We had fantastic afternoon on Sunday 14th November enjoying our family friendly Autumn walk though our precious green spaces and some people-friendly streets in Canonbury and Highbury.
We were delighted to collaborate with David Harrison from Islington Living Streets and founder of Footways walking routes. He devised this lovely walking route for us and shared his wonderful knowledge of local history along the way.
We met at Willow Bridge Road in Canonbury. The bridge over the New River was pedestrianised some 20-30 years ago to stop it being used as a cut-through. The area is now busy with people walking and cycling.
My children and I had created an I-Spy scavenger hunt for this walk. We were pleased that it proved to be a huge hit with both children and adults alike.
We began along the New River Walk, a much loved and flourishing green space with lots of wildlife to see.
Parents relaxed and helped their children look at their surroundings. It was wonderful to see how excited they were to learn about nature and history in Islington.
Children were free to have fun and play. Despite many of them having only met that day, they had fun trampling through Autumn leaves and helping each other to to spot interesting sights.
“It was a really fun event, which wouldn’t have been possible without local Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.”
Rob Davis, father of two and local resident.
Islington streets have a lot to offer when they are people-friendly. Walking in safer, quieter streets with cleaner air gave us all a real spring in our step.
We had many requests for more family friendly I-Spy walks, so we are already planning the next one!
Details of our Winter walk coming soon!
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