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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The Ladies Pond gets further international recognition.

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South Fairground Site Public Inquiry

This public inquiry scheduled for 11-12 December 2018 (as stated in our October newsletter) has been postponed until 2019. When the new dates are known, they will be announced here.

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Society battles to save Heath plot from development.

Land left by Harry Hallowes, the so-called Hermit of Hampstead Heath, is in danger of being bought by developers. The charities to whom Harry left the land that he squatted for twenty years have decided to auction it to the highest bidder. Despite Harry’s known wishes that the land be left in its wild and …

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New plaque on Parliament Hill

The Shard, The Eye and The Gherkin are just some of the many London landmarks visible from Parliament Hill. A new plaque funded by our members, replacing the one we donated in 1984, now helps to identify the new and old. Compare the view today to those captured in these historic postcards.    

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Heath Vision

The principal objective of the Society is to protect Hampstead Heath And today, we need to be as pro-active as 100 years ago in communicating our ideas about management of the Heath. That is why the Heath Committee has produced the booklet Heath Vision.

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The Work of the Heath Committee

The greatest danger facing Hampstead Heath comes not from the fact that it is loved too little – but from the fact that it is loved too much. The pressures faced by the Heath today are unprecedented.

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