A Timeline of Our Walk and Talk

Our Walk and Talks are a great way to meet fellow mums, dads, and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).

Each month we meet in a different Haringey park and do a lap or two around the park (whatever everyone’s comfortable with). Afterwards we enjoy some coffee and cake in a nearby café (our treat).

Often we have someone from SENDIASS come along to our walk.

A timeline of where we've been so far:

2022

February

Our inaugural Walk and Talk took place in Finsbury Park. Afterwards we had some lunch in Park View Café.

A picture of two people talking in a cafe. There's hot drinks and pancakes on the table.
Image from our first Walk and Talk. Two of our group members talking

March

For our second outing, we walked and talked around Bruce Castle Park. We enjoyed some coffee and cake inside the park's café, T on the Green.

Bruce Castle Park entrance, with the Museum in the background

April

A lovely walk in Alexandra Park, followed by some coffee in the Lakeside Café.

Image of Alexandra Palace

May

We did a lap around Markfield Park, plus we also walked along the canal. We had a well-deserved rest in Markfield Park café.

Image of three women on a path looking at the camera.
Image from our 4th Walk and Talk. Some of our group on a path off the canal route

June

We did a few laps around Chestnuts Park, followed by some lunch in Chestnuts Café.

Chestnuts Park, with Chestnuts Community Centre in the background

July

Our group tackled two parks that month - Downhills Park and Lordship Rec. Afterwards we had some cold drinks in Lordship Hub.

Image of Downhills Park (West Green Road entrance)
Picture of the lake in Lordship Rec, with the Lordship Hub on the right

August

Instead of a walk, we had a lovely picnic in Finsbury Park! We found a lovely spot by the playground area and brought some food and drinks with us. Some parents and carers brought their children along.

Image of a gate to Finsbury Park

September

After a couple of laps around Priory Park, we sat down in Priory Park café and had a good chat.

Image of the café in Priory Park

October

We headed to Tottenham Hale and walked around Down Lane Park, followed by some food in Living Under On Sun Community Hub.

Down Lane Park

November

We walked along some of the famous Parkland Walk. When we got cold, we headed to Finsbury Park Café and enjoyed some veggie soup.

Image of 5 women sitting down in a cafe. They all have bowls of soup in front of them. There are all smiling at the camera.
Image of some of our group enjoying some soup after our walk

December

For our final walk of the year we went to O.R. Tambo Rec. After a couple of laps we had some tea and cake in the Pavilion Café.

Image of O. R. Tambo Rec

 

2023

January

We kickstarted 2023 with a walk around Chestnuts Park, followed by a lovely lunch and a good chat in Chestnuts Cafe.

Image of a path in Chestnuts Park

February

Markfield Park. Once again, we walked along the canal route, but this time we visited the Walthamstow Reservoirs.

Image of the 4 women and a man standing in front of the Walthamstow Reservior. They are all smiling at the camera.
Some of our group posing for the camera in front of Walthamstow Reservoirs

March

A two park walk in Downhills Park and Lordship Rec. Our group had a nice cuppa in Lordship Hub.

Image of Downhills Park
Image of the model traffic area in Lordship Rec

April

A lovely (and very muddy) walk in Highgate Wood! After our healthy walk, we had some sweet treats in the Highgate Wood Pavilion Café.

Image of the April's walking group standing in Highgate Wood. Image quality isn't the best.
Some of our group from our walk around Highgate Wood

May

We did a couple of laps around Down Lane Park before having some coffee in Living Under One Sun Community Hub.

A winding path in Down Lane Park

June

After a trek along the Parkland Walk, we had a nice chat in Park View Café.

Image of Parkland Walk

July

Our group enjoyed a shorter than normal walk (thanks to the rain!) around O. R. Tambo Rec. We had a rich conversation over tea and coffee in the café.

Statue of Oliver Tambo in O. R. Tambo Rec

August

This month we went to the seaside! Our group enjoyed a day out to Walton-on-the-Naze, where we had lots of fun in the sun.

Two toy trucks lay on their side in the sand

September

The weather was absolutely gorgeous when we went for our walk around Alexandra Park! After a walk in the sunshine we stopped by the Lakeside Café for some much needed cold drinks.

Arial image of Alexandra Palace and Park

October

It's always lovely to walk around Finsbury Park, and this month was no different. Afterwards we nabbed a couple of sofas in Finsbury Park Café and enjoyed some tea and coffee.

Image of Finsbury Park Café

November

Stationers Park is a small yet lovely park on Mayfield Road (N8). We did about 3 laps around the park before heading to Weston Park Café for some hot drinks and sweet treats.

Image of Stationers Park

December

Despite the drizzle our group walked two laps around Bruce Castle Park. We admired the Bruce Castle Oak, the oldest oak tree in Tottenham, before heading to a nearby cafe for some hot drinks and a spot of lunch.

Image of the Bruce Castle Oak

2024

January

We had a good turn out despite it being a cold January morning - so cold it started to snow! We managed to do 2 laps around Chestnuts Park before dashing into the cafe for some hot drinks (and scrambled eggs!).

Chestnuts Community Centre in Chestnuts Park

February

A nice walk around Downhills Park, followed by a visit to the café for a spot of lunch.

Downhills Park entrance

March

This month our group took a gentle yet muddy route around Ally Pally. Afterwards we sat by the lake and had some coffee and sandwiches.

Image of Alexandra Palace

April

Woodside Park was a new park for us! It's a lovely and peaceful space by the Earlham Primary school. Our group enjoyed a short walk before we headed to Purple Cafe across the road.

Picnic benches amongst the greenery in Woodside Park. In the background is flag pole and small building.

May

After a lovely sunny weekend, the sun decided not to join us for this lovely walk around Bruce Castle Park. But at least it didn't rain! Once we finished admiring all the trees, we enjoyed some coffee and olives in a nearby cafe.

Image of Bruce Castle Museum on a much sunnier day.

June

We always tend to have a much longer walk than usual when we visit Markfield Park. We walked along the canal and up to Walthamstow Reservoir. Afterwards we had some sandwiches at Markfield Park Cafe and a good chat.

Markfield Community Centre, Markfield Beam Museum and Engine, and Markfield Park Cafe

July

This month we went for not one but two walks! We went for our usual first Monday of the month walk in Down Lane Park! Afterwards we had some coffee and cake

Coffee and cake at a coffee shop after our walk

On Thursday we joined WAVE Hub for their lovely community mile to Coldfall Wood (a new one for us)! We'll definitely do this again!

Coldfall Wood
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