Enfield ‘second best in London’ for autumn walks

Borough has second-most number of deciduous trees according to City Hall’s London Tree Map

Autumn leaf fall in Grovelands Park, Southgate

Enfield has been rated as the second best place in London to go for an autumn walk.

The borough ranks second in the capital with 77,589 deciduous trees, according to the London Tree Map, just behind Redbridge (81,594) and ahead of Bromley (69,186). Enfield had more than double the amount of deciduous trees in some boroughs, including Lewisham and Islington.

The best Enfield parks to visit for colourful autumnal tree displays include Trent Park, Bury Lodge Park, Broomfield Park, Forty Hall Park, Pymmes Park, Grovelands Park and Whitewebbs Park.

Mid-to-late-October is the best window to catch falling leaves in the UK, coinciding with the half-term break next week, when parents are being encouraged to take their little ones on autumnal adventures.

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Joy Wood, an early years expert at Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries, said: “As the weather gets colder, the temptation can be to stay inside and cosy up in front of the TV. But there are so many benefits to getting outside and exploring, especially for young children.

“They love discovering new spaces and how the natural world changes, which brings out their curiosity. Plus, outdoor play is more physically active and they have the space to really let loose outside.

“Luckily, even in a big city like London, there are still plenty of places to access nature. You’re never far away from a park, where families can spend quality time together as they soak up the stunning colours of autumn.”

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