Shepherdess Walk

Shepherdess Walk is a small park in the residential Wenlock Basin area of Hoxton. It provides valuable open space and play facilities for local people and plenty of grassy space for a kickabout.



  • children’s play area
  • modern Roman-style mosaic
  • multi-use games area

New play area

Shepherdess Walk play area has recently been transformed into an exciting naturalistic play space for young children. 

New equipment has been installed and the landscape reimagined with a mound, sandpit, logs and boulders.


The first of the Shepherdess Walk mosaics, called History in the Making, was designed by artist Tessa Hunkin to celebrate life in Hackney’s parks during the Olympic summer.

It was assembled by members of the local community and clients from a drug and alcohol outreach programme in collaboration the Council, Hackney Drug and Alcohol Action Team and Lifeline.

The mosaic was so popular that another piece was designed and installed to celebrate the sheep and shepherdesses who gave the park its name.


Barbecues are not allowed in Shepherdess Walk.


All dogs in Shepherdess Walk must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs are excluded from the sports facilities. More information on dogs in parks.

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Page updated on: 25 October 2022

Shepherdess Walk


Shepherdess Walk
N1 7JN


Opening times

  • 24 hours a day