The Springett Lecture on Bird Migration

Bird Navigation: How do swifts find their way back to Hampstead, and how do pigeons home? Delivered by Dr Rupert Sheldrake At Rosslyn Hill Chapel on Thursday 17 October 2019 7:30 refreshments, 8:00pm talk. Admission is free and non-members are welcome Every spring swifts fly from equatorial Africa across the Sahara desert and over Spain …

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Laughter in the Landscape: a walk to celebrate ‘Grimaldi Sunday’

Explore ‘Appy ‘Ampstead. NB Restricted numbers – advanced booking essential 07941 528 034 hhs.walks@gmail.com

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Why is it called a Heath? A complex patchwork

On Hampstead Heath it’s not hard to find woods, formal parkland, and grassy fields. What it’s hard to find is heathland – so where did the name come from?

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Heath Astronomy: a down to earth transit

Discover all things astronomical and the rich heritage around the Heath with Lester Hillman. NB Restricted numbers – advanced booking essential 07941 528 034 hhs.walks@gmail.com

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Heavenly Herbs and Wondrous Weeds on Hampstead Heath

Discover a world of flavours, cures and folklore, that lies at your feet on Hampstead Heath.

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Trees of the Heath

From protecting, beech, oak and wild service trees,  centuries old survivors of ancient hedgerows, to clearing invasive sycamore saplings that would turn the Heath into a woodland in a generation: looking after the Heath’s trees isn’t easy. Discover how David Humphries, Tree Management Officer for Hampstead Heath meets the challenge of managing the 20,000 trees …

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Hampstead Heath from the 1820s to the 1920s: a century-long campaign

The battle for Hampstead and Kenwood.

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Spider Foray

Discover the original web designers!

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Flora of the Heath

Discover the grassland, woodland and wetland flora of Hampstead Heath with  expert guide David Bevan, Conservation Officer and Past President, London Natural History Society, and Fellow of the Linnean Society. Look out for broad leaved helleborine, lady fern, hard fern and lily of the valley in the woodland; cowslip, black knapweed, oxeye daisy, devil’s scabious …

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Walk 2. East and South of Heath Street: Discover where the great, the good, the famous and the infamous lived in Hampstead.

Discover where some of Hampstead’s most famous residents lived and worked with Blue Badge Guide Julia Male. She leads the first of two different walks through Hampstead Village in search of English Heritage blue plaques and the black oval plaques of the Society. Over the two walks you will find the homes of, amongst others, …

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