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HHS Guided Walk: Trees of the Heath

  • Golders Hill Park Bandstand (map)

The Heath & Hampstead Society organises monthly guided walks for anyone interested in the history, conservation and ecology of Hampstead Heath. Walks are usually held on the first Sunday of the month.

From protecting beech, oak and 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. In November, discover how David Humphries, Tree Management Officer for Hampstead Heath meets the challenge of managing the 20,000 trees of the Heath for safety, wildlife conservation, pests and disease.

Meet at the Golders Hill Park Bandstand at 10:30 am. Walks last approximately two hours.

You are recommended to wear suitable footwear as conditions may be rough or muddy. You will be invited to make a minimum donation of £5 per adult, collected at the beginning of each walk, to help support future development of the walks programme and the Society’s activities.

The Society doesn’t organise walks specifically for children but they are always welcome so long as they are suitably shod, can walk reasonable distances and are accompanied by an adult taking full responsibility for them.

Note that numbers are restricted and advance booking is essential. Book by calling 07941 528 034 or contact hhs.walks@gmail.com.