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HHS Guided Walk: Why is it called a Heath? A complex patchwork

  • Burgh House New End Square London, NW3 1LT United Kingdom (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.

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? Find out in the October walk. This walk is led by Thomas Radice, Society Trustee and member of the Heath Sub-Committee.

Meet at Burgh House at 2:30 pm. 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 may be restricted and booking may be needed. For further information contact Thomas Radice on 07941 528 034 or

Earlier Event: 14 September
Run For Your Life charity trail run
Later Event: 13 October
Hampstead Heath Schnauzerfest 2019