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HAMPSTEAD HEATH - 2014***

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This is an independent website complementing City Of London, which manages Hampstead Heath. For all Facility and Management enquiries please visit the following link: CityOfLondon

is divided  into
 EAST HEATH and WEST HEATH by the Spaniards Road.

EAST HEATH contains The Main Heath and the KENWOOD ESTATE and 

WEST HEATH contains SANDY HEATH, THE EXTENSION, GOLDERS HILL and THE HILL GARDEN & PERGOLA.

The Heath
 is only a few miles north of central London!
It is a glorious area of about 790 acres of sweeping  meadows, magical glades,  mysterious crannies, ancient woodlands, ponds <that the visitor can swim in or fish in>, valleys,  hedgerows   and carefully preserved !
The Heath has a rich history  and.
THE HEATH IS FOREVER CHANGING!

The Heath
is the natural habitat of  
There are creatures such as butterflies, moths and other insects, as well as a variety of bats!
There are more than 650 species of flowering plants and ferns!

THE HEATH HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!


THE LOST HEATH ~ a tale of fond memory

REFLECTIONS ~
the Old Heath and  the New

1850 METEOR ~
over Hampstead Heath

HEATH BENCHES ~
those who loved The Heath

CONSTABLE
~
Hampstead Heath painter

DONKEYS' YEARS ~
donkeys on The Heath!

FUN FAIR HISTORY
~
vintage fun!

FUN FAIR, 1904 ~
an interesting memory

FUN FAIR, 1960s ~
childhood fairs

FUN FAIRS TODAY ~
about today's Fun Fairs

GHOSTLY HEATH ~  
shivery tales!

GOOD OLD DAYS ~
Were They Really?

THE GREAT WAR ~
The Heath and WW1

WW2 ~
The Heath, 1939-1945

HEATH SHEEP? ~
they were once all over The Heath!

HIGHWAY ROBBERY ~
Highwaymen and rogues!

1887 JUBILEE
~
Queen Victoria's Party

VINTAGE PAINTINGS ~ beautiful Heath pictures!

PHOTOGRAPHS ~
All the seasons of The Heath!

SWIMMING ~
Mixed, Mens' and Ladies' Ponds!

MEADOWS AND FIELDS ~
lovely places to roam

STRANGE STRUCTURES ~
oddities from the past!

SECRET GARDENS ~
lovely balconies and pagodas

PARK AND ZOO ~
enjoy Golders Hill!

KENWOOD HOUSE ~
unique woods and gardens!

PLACES TO VISIT ~
many corners to explore

THE FAMOUS PONDS ~ A
ll The Heath waters!




The Heath is a place, where time is of no importance, where the spirit becomes uplifted, the mind becomes refreshed and the body moves through a unique paradise! It is a beautiful and calming place and a refreshing contrast to the City!


The author has commented that walking on The Heath or resting at one of its many benches, "is like being in a welcoming inn, without ever needing to buy a single  drink!"
"The spirit here is free ~ the intoxication overwhelming!"


 
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