Copthall Railway Walk and Copthall Old Common

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Copthall Railway Walk and Copthall Old Common is a 9-hectare (22-acre) Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade II, in Mill Hill in the London Borough of Barnet.[1][2]

Path in Copthall Old Common
Bridge over Copthall Railway Walk
Copthall Railway Walk

Copthall Railway Walk is a section just under a mile long of the Mill Hill East to Edgware line, closed in 1964, of the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway. It starts at a bridge under Sanders Lane, near Bittacy Hill, and passes another bridge under Sanders Lane near Bittacy Rise, finishing at Page Street. Copthall Old Common is south of the central section of the Railway Walk. To the south of the common is a green lane which goes by a public footpath through allotments to the Great North Way.

The reserve is mainly woodland, with some scrub and rough grassland. The woodland is dominated by sycamore, oak and silver birch. The site has a good range of common birds and the rare and declining glow worm. The Common has some fine old oaks, and bluebells in the hedge bottom.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Copthall Railway Walk and Copthall Common". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "iGiGL – helping you find London's parks and wildlife sites". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-10-15. 

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Further reading[edit]

  • Hewlett, Janet (1997). Nature Conservation in Barnet. London Ecology Unit. ISBN 1 871045 27 4. 

Coordinates: 51°36′26″N 0°13′25″W / 51.6073°N 0.2235°W / 51.6073; -0.2235

Rail trails in England