NEW Hampstead Heath Diary
For details of all Hampstead Heath facilities, visitor information and events download the Hampstead Heath Diary (2mb).
May highlights include World Laughter Day Celebration (5 May), Tree Identification for Beginners Workshop (12 May) and Bat Walks (16, 17 and 24 May).
Hampstead Heath Ponds Project
Find out more about the Hampstead Heath Ponds Project.
Find out the latest news on the Hampstead Heath Ponds Project.
There will be opportunities in coming weeks and months for the public to express their opinions and give comments on specific design options.
Swimming Summer Season
The Swimming Summer Season is up and running from Saturday 4 May, with the Mixed Pond open from 7am to 6.30pm (vacate water) 6.45pm (vacate facility).
Would people love to see your photographs of Hampstead Heath?
We are seeking very good quality photographs for possible use in the 2014 Hampstead Heath Calendar, all proceeds of which will go towards the Hampstead Heath Charity.
Have you captured a cracking Heath view or snapped a stunning Heath landscape? If so and if you are willing to offer it as a candidate for inclusion, then please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org typing ‘Hampstead Heath Calendar candidate’ in the subject bar.
The photographer of any image chosen for inclusion will receive eight free copies of the finished calendar, a full credit and our very great appreciation!
The photographs should be at least 300dpi at the size of the finished calendar, which is slightly larger than A4. If in doubt, please just send what you have.
The deadline for receipt of candidate photographs is 7 June 2013.
Parliament Hill landscaping
See plans to soften the municipal appearance of a Parliament Hill entrance to Hampstead Heath:
Approach from the Heath (1.6mb)
Approach from Highgate Road (1.6mb)
Proposed landscape treatment (1.8mb)
Hampstead Heath Events
For details of all Hampstead Heath events download the Hampstead Heath Diary (2mb).
Meet the Scouts (128kb) on Saturday 11 May.
Meet the Police Cadets (604kb) on Sunday 12 May.
Sign up to the Hampstead Heath emailing list to regularly receive our newsletter by email or download the latest edition of the Hampstead Heath e-newsletter (2mb) and the latest edition of the Hampstead Heath e-bulletin (2mb)
National Grid gas mains replacement
Reparation work is currently taking place, prior to the sowing of a wildflower meadow.
Guerrillas on the Heath
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has received a confirmed grant of £440,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to build links between people and nature on Hampstead Heath. Activities and events for the three year Wild About Hampstead Heath project will start soon.
Wild About Hampstead Heath aims to enthuse tens of thousands of Londoners, many from some of the most deprived areas of the UK, about the Heath’s wildlife and natural heritage through a programme of activities and the creation of new wildlife areas.
The plans include ‘guerrilla style’, pop-up events and cutting edge audio-visual equipment showcasing wildlife.
Water temperature for Hampstead Heath swimmers
Lido: 13°C; Ladies' Pond: 12°C; Men's Pond: 12°C as of 2 May 2013.
Hampstead Heath on Twitter
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Five day weather forecast from the BBC
LEHART (the London, Essex and Hertfordshire Amphibian & Reptile Trust) is surveying our population of rare grass snakes to help us work out how best to conserve them. If you have seen a snake (or any other reptile) on Hampstead Heath, please tell us more about it by either filling in our online wildlife sightings form or by downloading and filling in the form below, then posting it to:
Ecologist, City of London, Heathfield House, 432 Archway Road, London N6 4JH
Download the wildlife sightings form (32kb)
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