Springett's Wood is a small area of reclaimed "Elms" land which is reached through a small iron gate on the east side of the Hockey Field, above the actual Kenwood Elms Gate.
It was originally secured from the St. Columba's estate.
Kate Springett, by profession a milliner, was the late Recorder of Birds on Hampstead Heath for the Greater London Council, a knowledgeable ornithologist who devoted her life to encouraging others to appreciate local wild life.
She often led educational tours of The Heath and was a founder of The Marylebone Birdwatching Society
She persuaded the authorities to build the 'kingfishers wall' at Highgate Bird Sanctuary Pond, where kingfishers do now breed.