How the City of London Corporation is currently managing Hampstead Heath

From the Superintendent of Hamsptead Heath 27 March 2020 We are working hard to keep the Heath open during this National Emergency and we are asking all our visitors to help us care for the Heath by following the Government’s advice to observe social distancing, protect the NHS and save lives.The health and welfare of …

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Working together to care for the Heath during the pandemic

Update from The Heath Superintendent, 17 April 2020 Your continued support is very much appreciated as the Government lockdown is extended. You can help us by sharing these updates, via email, with your friends and neighbours so it reaches as many people as possible. Over the past couple of weeks as the Government restrictions continue …

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Calling all Birdwatchers

We would like to improve our knowledge of where birds are nesting on the Heath. This spring we welcome any members who regularly walk on the Heath to report where they see birds nesting. We will provide you with information on how to spot a nesting bird, and a website where you can record your …

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Society wins case against builder of illegal new house on Heath

Follow the history of the case through our Newsletter archive: Hidden house discovered Trees lost Owner appeals Battle lines drawn Waiting Victory in court

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Hollow Beech, The Vale

Possibly the favourite tree on Hampstead Heath. Polished smooth inside by generations of locals who have climbed inside it – the record is said to be 15!!  It lost a third of its canopy in the Big Storm of  of 1987, including the central leader from about 40 feet, and some fool even set a …

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Society thanks the City for 30 years of caring for the Heath.

The City of London Corporation has been managing and preserving the Heath since 1989. During that time, the Society has been working closely with the City and it was only fitting to host a party to mark that anniversary and honour the relationship. The selection of photographs, courtesy of Diana Von R Photography, and the …

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Shepherds in action

Watch The Society welcome the sheep!

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Sheep return to graze on Hampstead Heath

On 27 August sheep will return to Hampstead Heath to graze for the first time since the 1950s as part of a week-long trial. The flock of five sheep, provided by Mudchute Park & Farm, are made up of Oxford Down and Norfolk Horn. They will graze at The Tumulus on the Heath, an ancient …

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How Hampstead Heath was Saved – a story of people power by Helen Lawrence

published by Camden History Society with the support of the Heath & Hampstead Society. The book can be bought from Camden History Society’s website. “This book shows what can be achieved – Helen Lawrence has a fascinating story to tell.” Griff Rhys Jones

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Protect Millfield Lane and Hampstead Heath from Urbanisation

In the Planning Report of our January newsletter you will find details of an application for a totally unacceptable development of five houses in a beautiful garden right on the edge of the Heath . The Society is supporting a petition launched by the Friends of Millfield Lane and we would encourage members to sign …

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