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					      Hampstead
      Heath Diary
         April 2010 to March 2011




 Supported by
Capital Gardens
THIS DIARY RUNS FROM APRIL 2010 TO MARCH 2011
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead


Contents
Travel to the Heath                            3
Welcome to Hampstead Heath                     4
Keeping the Heath Special                      5
Heath Heritage                                 6
Countryside in the City                        7
Looking after the Heath                        8
Green Flag and Greenstat                       9
Dog Days                                      10
Heath Refreshments                            11
Access for Everyone                           12
Heath Life Education                          13
Heath Hands Volunteers                        14
Message from the Chairman                     15
Guide to Events                               16
Staying Safe                                  40
Walking                                       41
For Children                                  42
Golders Hill Park                             46
Pergola and Hill Garden                       47
Sports                                        48
      Leisure Activities                      53
             Swimming                         55
                  The Kenwood Estate          60
                      Keats House             61
                         Our Heath Partners 62
                           The City of London
                             Open Spaces      64
                              RSPB            65
                                Contact Us 66

                                    Photo credits: Most images
                                     Layton Thompson, front
                                      cover Meg Game, Michael
                                       Shaw, Dave Lowe, Clive
                                       Totman, English Heritage,
                                        Jodie Randall/RSPB



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Travel to the Heath
By bus
210 and 268 to
Golders Hill Park
C11 to Gospel Oak
210 and 268 to
Jack Straw’s Castle
210 and H3 to Kenwood
214, C2 and C11 to
Parliament Hill
24, 46, 168 and C11 to South End Green
(for East Heath)

By train
London Overground trains to Gospel Oak or
Hampstead Heath

By Northern Line tube
Kentish Town for Parliament Hill
Hampstead for East Heath
Golders Green for Golders Hill Park

By car
There is limited parking on the Heath and all our
car parks are pay and display
Parliament Hill Lido Car Park,
Gordon House Road
East Heath Car Park, East Heath Road
Jack Straw’s Car Park, North End Way
Car park opening times:
7:30am - 8:30pm
Pay and display parking charges:
0 - 2 hours              £1.70
2 - 4 hours              £3.40
Additional hours         £3.40


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Welcome to
Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Heath is the premier open space in
North London. It receives more than seven million
visitors a year and is nationally and internationally
renowned. It is a unique and important place.

There are 320 hectares of publicly owned land
(including the Kenwood Estate) and there is
something for everyone to enjoy, from beautiful
scenery, to children’s play facilities, to sports
facilities, to animal enclosures, to swimming ponds.

Please walk on the grass
It is a piece of countryside encapsulated in the
city, with extensive access to areas of grassland,
woodland and many ponds. Hampstead Heath is
a refuge to escape the hustle and bustle of the
city. Some people come to take in spectacular
views from Parliament Hill or to admire the floral
          displays at Golders Hill Park and the Hill
                  Garden. Most just walk and enjoy
                       the range of landscapes and
                           habitats on offer.




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Keeping
the Heath
Special

Please…
Take your litter with you
Put it in one of our bins or take it home and
recycle it.

Scoop your poop
Pick up all of your dog’s mess. It’s your dog and
your responsibility.

No barbecues or fires
The Heath’s habitats are vulnerable to scorching
and fire damage at all times of the year.
Barbecues have become a real problem in recent
years. They are not allowed on the Heath.

Cycle only on designated shared
use routes

Feed the birds only what they eat
Don’t tip unused bread in the ponds, it will only
encourage rats! In fact our birds prefer grain or
lettuce.



      Most of all, relax,
    have fun and be happy
    www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead

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Heath Heritage
Hampstead Heath represents a rare survival of
Middlesex farmland and heathland, most of which
was swept away by development in the nineteenth
and early twentieth centuries. It has a long, rich and
very interesting history. There are at least 55
features of historical interest including monuments
and archaeological sites. Examples include:

• The Saxon ditch, known to have existed by
  AD986
• The Pound near the Vale of Health, dating
  from 1787, used to store lost grazing animals
• The Goodison Fountain in Cohen’s Field,
  erected in 1929, commemorating a leading
  figure in the movement to save Kenwood
• The Stone of Free Speech at Parliament Hill,
  dating perhaps from the late C17th, marking a
  place where assembly and open discussion
  was permitted.




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Countryside in
the City
Hampstead Heath is less than 4
miles from Trafalgar Square, yet it
embraces a wide variety of stunning
landscapes and views. Habitats include acid
grassland with gorse and pockets of heather,
woodland, wildflower meadows, veteran trees,
streams and over 30 lakes and ponds.

It supports many important species of wildlife,
including bats, rare spiders, kingfishers and all
three species of woodpecker. There are good
populations of stag beetles and dragonflies.
Uncommon plants such as pignut occur and
many species of fungi have been recorded. It’s a
difficult job conserving all this wildlife whilst
catering for millions of human visits each year.

See the wildlife Heath happenings page on our
website www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead for
an informal insight into Hampstead Heath's
seasonal wildlife highlights.
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Looking after
the Heath
Protecting the Heath’s habitats and species is a
primary management objective and active
conservation is essential. The Heath has great
natural interest, but it is far from ‘natural’ in that
its character is largely shaped by past and present
management.
     Our conservation team is dedicated to
          maintaining and enhancing the
             wildlife and landscape interest.
               Without this work the unique
                mosaic of habitats would soon
                 revert to woodland and scrub
                 and the special character of the
                 Heath would be lost.
                  Some of the projects completed
                last year to encourage wildlife
              and maintain habitats on the Heath
           include:

• Creation of a new pond on the Tumulus Field
• Creation of wetland habitat and opening up
  of views between the Viaduct and Bird Bridge
• Completion of a full Heath vegetation survey
• Completion of arboricultural and conservation
  works on the first 50 veteran trees funded by
  the SITA Trust
• Appointment of a trainee ecologist
• Completion of the first year of the London
  House Sparrow Parks Project in conjunction
  with RSPB.
To view the Hampstead Heath management plan
visit: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead
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Green Flag
The Green Flag Award is
the national standard for
parks and green spaces in
England and Wales. The
award scheme began in
1996 as a means of recognising and rewarding
the best green spaces in the country. It creates a
benchmark of excellence in environmental and
recreational standards.
Hampstead Heath has
received the Green Flag
Award for the past 12
years. It also received the Green Heritage Award
for the first time in 2009, in recognition of
achieving the required standard in managing sites
with historic importance.
www.greenflagaward.org.uk



Greenstat
GreenSTAT gives
                        greenSTAT
                                                     TM



local residents the
opportunity to comment on the quality of their
open spaces and how well they feel they are
being managed and maintained.
We encourage you to submit a questionnaire
online to tell us what you think about the
management of Hampstead Heath.
www.greenstat.org.uk


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 Dog Days
 Responsible dog walkers
 and their dogs are
 extremely welcome on
 Hampstead Heath.

 In surveys of Heath users, dog
 fouling and poor control of dogs always come out
 toward the top of people’s dislikes.

 Dog waste left on Hampstead Heath is
 unhygienic, unpleasant and causes serious
 ecological damage to plant and animal
 communities. It is an offence under the Clean
 Neighbourhood and Environmental Act 2005 to
 fail to clean up after your dog. Anyone failing to
 clean up after their dog may face prosecution.

 Some people, especially small children, can find
 dogs intimidating. Your dog should be kept in
 sight and under control at all times. Permitting
 your dog to chase, injure or kill any form of
 wildlife is an offence under the by-laws.




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 People walking their dogs on
 Hampstead Heath must
 • ensure that their dog is wearing a collar
   and tag
 • place dog waste in a sealed bag and take it
   home or deposit it in the bins provided for dog
   waste. Free bags are available at Parliament Hill
   Staff Yard and the Education Centre
 • keep their dog under control at all times
   and their dog must respond to a call when
   off the lead
 • be considerate to other Heath users,
   particularly children and picnickers.
 We advise that people walk no more than
 four dogs at a time.



Heath Refreshments
Parliament Hill café 020 7485 6606
Opens: 9am
Closes: varies between 4pm and
9pm as seasons change
Golders Hill Park café
020 8455 8010
Opens: 9am
Closes: one hour
before the park closes
Kenwood Brew
House restaurant
020 8341 5384
Opens: 9am
Closes: varies between 4pm and 6pm as seasons
change
See John Etheridge and his Sweet Chorus (Jazz)
at Golders Hill Park café at 7pm, Thursday 1 July.
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Access for Everyone
Made footpaths are the most accessible for
people with mobility difficulties. Please see the
Heath map in the centre pages.

                         Accessible Toilets
                         located at:
                         Parliament Hill Staff Yard
                         Athletics Track
                         Millfield Lane
                         Vale of Health
                         Kenwood House
                         Golders Hill Park Café
                         Golders Hill Park Zoo
                         Heath Extension

Parking for disabled people
Designated parking bays are available at all Heath
car parks. In addition, a small parking area for
disabled people is available (not weekends or
Bank Holidays) at the North End Way entrance to
Golders Hill Park. Please make sure you display a
valid Blue Badge.

Mobility Scheme
People with limited mobility have access to our
mobile electric buggy scheme with prior booking.
Please contact: 020 7485 5757.

This free service is provided in partnership with
Disability in Camden (DISC).




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Heath Life Education
The Heath Life Education team bring learning to
life at one of the best classrooms in the world…
Hampstead Heath!

They deliver curriculum based sessions for primary
and secondary schools in a range of subjects, but
also provide fun events for the public during the
school holidays, including the Secret
Garden open days.

 Contact
 020 7482 7073 or
 heath.education@cityoflondon.gov.uk
 Visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead
 for details of education sessions.



Rookie Rangers
Wildlife Club
This club for children aged 8
-12 years meets once a
month during term
time and once a week
during the Spring and
Summer Holidays.

Activities include
bush skills, eco-art,
conservation activities
and habitat creation.

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Heath Hands
Volunteers
Heath Hands is the Heath’s volunteer corps, with
members ranging in age from 16 to over 85.

There are hands-on conservation work sessions
for everything from planting and weeding to litter
picking, path and fence repair. These are held on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and
Sundays. For those who prefer to work indoors,
there are opportunities to help with information
and education programmes, as well as
administration chores in the Heath Hands office,
at West Lodge, Kenwood.

We are especially keen to hear
from people interested in helping
the public enjoy the Butterfly
House in Golders Hill Park.


     Contact
     www.heath-hands.org.uk
     Tel: 020 8458 9102
     Email: info@heath-hands.org.uk

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Message
from the
Chairman
Once again the Hampstead Heath Diary presents
a fascinating picture of the year ahead. The
programme sets out an enormous choice of
entertainment, opportunities for activity and
facilities to cater for all interests.
This year sees the launch of the HEATh
e-newsletter providing up to date comment,
views and insights on Heath matters. It can easily
be found at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead.
The wildlife Heath happenings page on the same
website provides entertaining updates on wildlife
and the natural landscape.
The Strategic Management Plan for the Heath
2007-2017 has provided a sure basis for
undertaking detailed plans for specific areas. A
number of these are underway, although it will
take some time to complete the programme
across the Heath. As each of these detailed plans
is prepared there will be full consultation on it. If
you want further information, please just ask by
telephoning 020 7332 3322.
Do visit this unique piece of ‘countryside in the
city’ as often as you can; all involved in its
management are devoted to making your trip
enjoyable.

Michael Welbank
Chairman
Hampstead Heath Management Committee
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 Guide to Events
 In the following pages, bordered with
 stripes, you will find all of the events that
 will take place on the Heath over the next
 twelve months.

 Fairs, music concerts, youth and family wildlife
 activities, children’s entertainment, conservation
 projects and sporting events are all here in a
 month by month calendar.

 Each event is listed with the date, time and
 location, as well as a symbol to help you decide
 which events are suitable for you. Some events
 require booking and may have a charge. We hope
 that you will find something that takes your
 fancy, so get planning!

         Music performance

         For children

         Sports

         Guided walk

         Workshop

         General event

         Heath and Hampstead Society walk




         All events marked with a star require
     *   pre-booking and may require payment.

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April Events
Fri 2 –   Easter Fair
Mon 5     2 Good Friday, 12 noon – 9.30pm
          3 Saturday, 12 noon – 9.30pm
          4 Sunday, 12 noon – 7pm
          5 Easter Monday, 12 noon – 9.30pm
          East Heath and Vale of Health
Sun 4     10.30am
          Birds of the Heath in Spring
          Burgh House (07941 528 034)

Tue 6     11am – 4pm
          The Secret Spring Garden
          Secret Garden, Parliament Hill

Wed 7     10am – 4pm
          Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
          Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
          Ages 8 -12

Thur 8    11am – 4pm
          Zooday!
          Golders Hill Park

Tue 13    11am – 4pm
          The Secret Spring Garden
          Secret Garden, Parliament Hill

Wed 14    10am – 4pm
          Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club*
          Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
          Ages 8 -12

Thur 15   11am – 4pm
          Zooday!
          Golders Hill Park

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 Sat 24       10am – 4.30pm
              Fungi for Beginners *
              Education Centre (020 8458 0652)



 May Events
 Sun 2        5am – 7am
              International Dawn
              Chorus Walk *
              Parliament Hill Staff Yard
              (020 7482 7073)

 Sun 2        2.30pm
              Trees of the Heath
              Whitestone Pond Flagstaff
              (07941 528 034)

 Sun 9        2 – 4pm
              Croquet Open Day
              Golders Hill Park
              www.hampsteadheath
              croquetclub.org.uk

          All events marked with a star require
     *    pre-booking and may require payment.




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Fri 21     8.30pm
           Bat walk *
           (020 7482 7073)

Sat 22     11am – 4pm
           Dragonfly Day
           The Hill Garden

Sun 23     11am – 1pm
           Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
           Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
           Ages 8 -12

Sun 23     3pm
           Barnet Band (Wind)
           Parliament Hill Bandstand

Sun 23     3pm
           Merton Concert Band (Brass)
           Golders Hill Park Bandstand

Sat 29 –   Whitsun Bank Holiday Fair
Mon 31     29 Saturday, 12 noon – 9.30pm
           30 Sunday, 12 noon – 7pm
           31 Monday, 12 noon – 9.30pm
           East Heath



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 Sun 30      3pm
             Cache (Salsa)
             Parliament Hill Bandstand

 Sun 30      3pm
             Mike Cotton Jazz Band (Jazz)
             Golders Hill Park Bandstand

 Mon 31      3pm
             Jacques Café Band (French)
             Parliament Hill Bandstand

 Mon 31      3pm
             Andalus (Flamenco)
             Golders Hill Park Bandstand



 June Events
 Tue 1       11am – 4pm
             The Secret Spring Garden
             Secret Garden, Parliament Hill

 Wed 2       10am – 4pm
             Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
             Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
             Ages 8 -12

 Thur 3      11am – 4pm
             Zooday!
             Golders Hill Park

 Sun 6       11am
             Race for Life *
             East Heath Car Park
             www.raceforlife.org

          All events marked with a star require
     *    pre-booking and may require payment.

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Sun 6    2.30pm
         The Pergola, Hill Garden and
         Golders Hill Park
         North End Way, south of
         Inverforth House (07941 528 034)

Sun 6    3pm
         Grimsdyke Brass (Brass)
         Parliament Hill Bandstand

Sun 6    3pm
         Steel All Stars (Steel)
         Golders Hill Park Bandstand

Mon 7    9.30am
         Litter Blitz *
         Parliament Hill
         (020 7332 3772)

Sun 13   3pm
         Life on Venus (Pop/Jazz)
         Parliament Hill Bandstand

Sun 13   3pm
         Chalk Farm Band of the
         Salvation Army (Brass)
         Golders Hill Park Bandstand




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 Sun 20    3pm
           The Flying Chaucers (Folk)
           Parliament Hill Bandstand

 Sun 20    3pm
           Candide (Pop)
           Golders Hill Park Bandstand

 Wed 23 – Street Pianos
 Sun 11   (City of London Festival)
 July     Piano available for impromptu
          recitals and singalongs
          Parliament Hill café

 Wed 23    8.15pm
           Bat spotting *
           Kenwood (020 8348 1286)

 Fri 25    10am
           Proms at St Jude’s Guided Walk *
           Dame Henrietta’s Neighbours
           www.promsatstjudes.org.uk
           Golders Hill Park café

 Fri 25    7pm
           Night of Folk and Bluegrass
           with Chris Haigh
           (Folk/Bluegrass)
           Parliament Hill Bandstand
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Sat 26       11am – 4pm
             Buggin’ out for
             National Insect Week
             Secret Garden, Parliament Hill

Sun 27       11am – 1pm
             Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
             Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
             Ages 8 -12

Sun 27       12 noon – 6pm
             City of London Festival –
             Festival Family Day (Folk)
             Parliament Hill Bandstand
             (www.colf.org and see map
             pages for details)

Sun 27       3pm
             Guildhall School of Music (Wind)
             Golders Hill Park Bandstand



July Events
Thur 1       7pm
             John Etheridge and his Sweet
             Chorus (Jazz)
             Golders Hill Park café

Sun 4        2.30pm
             Flora of the Heath
             Burgh House (07941 528 034)

Sun 4        3pm
             Guildhall School of Music (Samba)
             Parliament Hill Bandstand
         All events marked with a star require
  *      pre-booking and may require payment.

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 Sun 4    3pm
          The Saxophone Band (Jazz)
          Golders Hill Park Bandstand
 Wed 7    8.15pm
          Bat spotting *
          Kenwood (020 8348 1286)
 Thur 8   7pm
          Blues Night with Nick Payne
          and his band (Blues)
          Golders Hill Park café
 Sun 11   3pm
          Balkantics (Balkan Jazz/Brass)
          Parliament Hill Bandstand
 Sun 11   3pm
          The Sentinels of Rhythm
          (R&B/Swing)
          Golders Hill Park Bandstand

 Wed 14   8.15pm
          Bat spotting *
          Kenwood (020 8348 1286)
 Fri 16   7pm
          Sinatra Under the Stars
          Willie Garnet and his Big Band
          (guest vocalist Attila Hussein)
          (Swing)
          Parliament Hill Bandstand

 Sun 18   3pm
          Harrow Concert Band (Wind)
          Parliament Hill Bandstand

 Sun 18   3pm
          TJ Johnson and his band
          (Jazz/Blues)
          Golders Hill Park Bandstand
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Thur 22      Butterflies Workshop *
             Kenwood (020 8348 1286)


Fri 23       8.30pm
             Bat walk *
             (020 7482 7073)

Sat 24       11am – 4pm
             Brilliant Butterflies
             Butterfly House, Golders Hill Park

Sun 25       11am – 1pm
             Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
             Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
             Ages 8 -12

Sun 25       3pm
             Five go Jiving (Jive)
             Parliament Hill Bandstand

Sun 25       3pm
             The Flying Chaucers (Folk)
             Golders Hill Park Bandstand


         All events marked with a star require
  *      pre-booking and may require payment.

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 Tue 27       Cycle workshop and
              maintenance
              Parliament Hill 11am – 1pm
              Golders Hill Park 3pm – 5pm

 Wed 28       Zoofari
              Parliament Hill Bandstand 11am
              Golders Hill Park 3pm

 Wed 28       10am – 3pm
              Fishing Taster Session
              Model Boating Pond
              (07969 645201)

 Thur 29      Kids’ Capoeira workshop *
              Parliament Hill 11am
              Golders Hill Park 3pm
              (020 7482 2116)

 Fri 30       7pm
              Latin and Salsa Night with
              Gui Tavres (Latin/Salsa)
              Parliament Hill Bandstand




          All events marked with a star require
     *    pre-booking and may require payment.

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August Events
Sun 1    2.30pm
         The Heath Extension
         Cattle trough near the
         Spaniards Inn (07941 528 034)

Sun 1    3pm
         East London Brass (Brass)
         Parliament Hill Bandstand

Sun 1    3pm
         Harrow Concert Band (Wind)
         Golders Hill Park Bandstand

Tue 3    11am – 4pm
         The Great Green Picnic
         Golders Hill Park

Tue 3    11am – 4pm
         The Secret Summer Garden
         Secret Garden, Parliament Hill

Wed 4    10am – 4pm
         Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
         Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
         Ages 8 – 12

Wed 4    Save the World Girl
         Parliament Hill 11am
         Golders Hill Park 3pm

Thur 5   11am – 4pm
         Zooday!
         Golders Hill Park

Thur 5   11am – 4pm
         The Great Green Picnic
         Parliament Hill Bandstand

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 Sun 8        3pm
              Jimmy Beckley Trio (Jazz)
              Parliament Hill Bandstand
 Sun 8        3pm
              Crystal Palace Band (Brass)
              Golders Hill Park Bandstand
 Tue 10       11am – 4pm
              Climb, swing, bounce!
              Golders Hill Park
 Tue 10       11am – 4pm
              The Secret Summer Garden
              Secret Garden, Parliament Hill
 Wed 11       10am – 4pm
              Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
              Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
              Ages 8 – 12
 Wed 11       The Bugliest Bug
              Parliament Hill Bandstand 12 noon
              Golders Hill Park Bandstand 3pm
 Thur 12      11am – 4pm
              Bugs and Butterflies
              Butterfly House, Golders Hill Park
 Thur 12      11am – 4pm
              Climb, swing, bounce!
              Parliament Hill
 Sun 15       3pm
              Undercover (Rock)
              Parliament Hill Bandstand
 Sun 15       3pm
              Tziganka (Russian/Gypsy)
              Golders Hill Park Bandstand
          All events marked with a star require
     *    pre-booking and may require payment.
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Sun 15   8pm
         Bat walk *
         (020 7482 7073)
Tue 17   10am – 3pm
         Fishing Taster Session
         Model Boating Pond
         (07969 645201)
Tue 17   11am – 4pm
         Wild Play Day
         Golders Hill Park
Tue 17   11am – 4pm
         The Secret Summer Garden
         Secret Garden, Parliament Hill

Wed 18   10am – 4pm
         Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
         Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
         Ages 8 – 12

Wed 18   Sticky the Squirrel
         and Rosie the Robin Show
         Parliament Hill Bandstand 12 noon
         Golders Hill Park Bandstand 3pm




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 Thur 19   11am – 4pm
           Zooday!
           Golders Hill Park

 Thur 19   11am – 4pm
           Wild Play Day
           Parliament Hill Bandstand

 Sun 22    3pm
           The Ugly Guys (Rock)
           Parliament Hill Bandstand

 Sun 22    3pm
           ‘Celli Babies (Classical)
           Golders Hill Park Bandstand

 Sun 22    8pm
           Bat walk *
           (020 7482 7073)

 Tue 24    11am – 4pm
           Circus Play Day
           Golders Hill Park

 Tue 24    11am – 4pm
           The Secret Summer Garden
           Secret Garden, Parliament Hill

 Wed 25    Global Games
           Parliament Hill 11am – 1pm
           Golders Hill Park 3pm – 5pm

 Wed 25    10am – 4pm
           Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
           Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
           Ages 8 – 12

 Thur 26   11am – 4pm
           Zooday!
           Golders Hill Park
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Thur 26    11am – 4pm
           Circus Play Day
           Parliament Hill Bandstand
Sat 28 –   Summer Fair
Mon 30     28 Saturday, 12 noon – 9.30pm
           29 Sunday, 12 noon – 7pm
           30 Monday, 12 noon – 9.30pm
           East Heath
Sun 29     3pm
           The New York Café Band (Jazz)
           Parliament Hill Bandstand
Sun 29     3pm
           Jacques Café Band (French)
           Golders Hill Park Bandstand
Mon 30     3pm
           Country in the Park with
           Ginny Brown Band (Country)
           Parliament Hill Bandstand
Mon 30     3pm
           Covent Garden String
           Quartet (Classical)
           Golders Hill Park Bandstand
Tue 31     11am – 4pm
           Animal Olympics
           Golders Hill Park




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 September Events
 Wed 1    Mark Jameson entertainer
          Parliament Hill 12 noon
          Golders Hill Park 3pm

 Thur 2   11am – 4pm
          Animal Olympics
          Parliament Hill

 Sun 5    8.30am
          The 12th Heath Duathlon *
          Parliament Hill Lido
          (07788 568 656)

 Sun 5    10.30am
          Birds of the Heath in Autumn
          Burgh House (07941 528 034)

 Fri 10   7.30pm
          Bat walk *
          (020 7482 7073)




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Sun 12       1pm – 4.30pm
             All-Sport present Fun in
             the Park
             Fitness, sports, fun and wellbeing
             Parliament Hill Athletics Track
             (020 7332 3772)

Wed 15       7pm
             Highgate Harriers
             Open Athletics Meeting
             Parliament Hill Athletics Track
             (www.highgateharriers.org.uk)

Sat 25       10am – 4.30pm
             Fungi for Beginners *
             Education Centre (020 8458 0652)

Sun 26       11am – 1pm
             Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
             Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
             Ages 8 – 12




         All events marked with a star require
  *      pre-booking and may require payment.

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 October Events
 Sat 2   3pm
         Hampstead & Highgate Festival
         Jazz on the Heath
         Tucker Finlayson Band (Jazz)
         Parliament Hill Bandstand
         www.hamandhighfest.co.uk

 Sun 3   1pm
         Hampstead & Highgate Festival
         Storywalk *
         'Hoof across the Heath!'
         www.hamandhighfest.co.uk

 Sun 3   2.30pm
         Practical conservation
         Burgh House (07941 528 034)

 Sat 9   10am – 4.30pm
         Fungi for Beginners *
         Education Centre (020 8458 0652)

 Sat 9   11.30am – 3.30pm
         The Big Draw
         Kenwood (020 8348 1286)




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Sun 10       11am – 4pm
             Heath Heritage Festival and
             Conker Championships
             Parliament Hill Bandstand

Sat 30       10am – 4.30pm
             Fungi for Beginners *
             Education Centre (020 8458 0652)

Sat 30       3 – 5pm
             The Secret Spooky Garden
             Secret Garden, Parliament Hill

Sun 31       7 and 8.30pm
             The Haunted Heath for adults *
             (020 7482 7073)




         All events marked with a star require
  *      pre-booking and may require payment.

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 November Events
 Sun 7    10.30am
          Habitats of the Heath
          Kenwood Kitchen Garden
          entrance, Hampstead Lane
          (07941 528 034)

 Sat 13   10am – 4.30pm
          Fungi for Beginners *
          Education Centre (020 8458 0652)

 Sun 14   11am – 1pm
          Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
          Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
          Ages 8 – 12

 Sat 20   11am
          London Cross Country
          Championships
          Parliament Hill Fields

 Sat 20   11.30am – 3.30pm
          Festive Family Trail
          Kenwood (020 8348 1286)




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December Events
Sun 5        10.30am
             Hampstead Heath management
             Burgh House (07941 528 034)

Sun 12       11am – 1pm
             Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
             Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
             Ages 8 – 12

Sun 12       2 – 4pm
             Winter Wreath Making *
             Education Centre
             (020 7482 7073)




         All events marked with a star require
  *      pre-booking and may require payment.

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 January 2011 Events
 Sun 16   11am – 1pm
          Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
          Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
          Ages 8 – 12

 Sat 29   11am
          South of England Cross Country
          Championships
          Parliament Hill Fields



 February Events
 Sun 6    10.30am
          Ponds of the Heath
          Burgh House (07941 528 034)

 Sun 13   11am – 1pm
          Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
          Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
          Ages 8 – 12




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March Events
Sun 6        10.30am
             Trees of the Heath after
             the Winter
             Burgh House (07941 528 034)

Sun 13       11am – 1pm
             Rookie Rangers Wildlife Club *
             Education Centre (020 7482 7073)
             Ages 8 – 12

                    Parliament Hill
                    Farmers' Market
                    Every Saturday 10am - 2pm
                    William Ellis School Highgate Road NW5

                    Farmhouse cheese, organic and free
                    range meat, Fish and shellfish, apple
                    juice, local honey, seasonal fruit and
                    vegetables, artisan breads, free range
                    eggs, and much more.
                                           www.lfm.org.uk



         All events marked with a star require
  *      pre-booking and may require payment.

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Staying Safe
The Hampstead Heath Constabulary’s primary
function is to enforce by-laws and ensure that
the Heath remains free from crime and anti-social
behaviour, whether it be through education,
engagement or enforcement. The constables are
able to provide a response every day of the year
to any incident which may threaten the
enjoyment of Heath users.

The constables carry out proactive patrols, reducing
the fear of crime and providing reassurance. They
work in partnership with other agencies including
the local Safer Neighbourhoods Teams (see
www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods)
What you can do…
• Do not leave valuables in your car
• Tell someone where you are going and what
  time you will be home
• Where possible walk with a friend
• Be aware of your surroundings
• Cycle only on designated shared use routes
• Respect the by-laws and other Heath users.


                   Contact the Constabulary
                      on 020 8340 5260

                            In an EMERGENCY
                              call 999




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Walking
Health walks on
the Heath
Suitable for all levels of
fitness, but especially aimed at
those just starting to exercise and older people.
Any participants with health concerns should
consult their GP before coming on their first walk.
Camden
Every Monday, 9.50am
Meet: Hampstead Heath Railway Station
Contact: Camden Council Healthy Communities,
020 7974 6981
Islington
Every Thursday, 11am
Meet: Archway Leisure Centre,
McDonald Road, N19
Contact: 020 7527 2626
Age Concern Barnet
Every Tuesday, 9.30am
Meet: Golders Hill Park, North End Way entrance
Every Thursday, 9.30am
Meet: Hampstead Way/Linnell Drive junction,
Heath Extension
Every Sunday, 10.30am
Meet: Hampstead Way/Wildwood Road junction,
Heath Extension
Contact: 020 8203 5040
Bird watching walks on the Heath
Every Tuesday, 10am
Meet: Parliament Hill café
Contact: Meg Game, Marylebone Bird Watching
Society 020 7267 8434


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For Children
Hampstead Heath is a great place for children to
enjoy the outdoors. With impressive play facilities
spread across the Heath, we are sure that there is
something for children of all ages to enjoy.

Parliament Hill Playground
This playground is for children up to the age of
twelve and has challenging structures for all
abilities. It encourages controlled risks in a safe
environment. There are climbing walls, multilevel
multiplay structures, swings (including cradle
swing with seats for children with mobility
disabilities), slides, tactile play units and a
wheelchair accessible sand pit.

The site is fully staffed by trained first aiders every
day between April and October and every weekend
throughout the year.

Whilst on site parents and carers remain responsible
for their children at all times.

                                   Open every day
                                   except 25
                                   December
                                   9am to dusk (with
                                   the earliest
                                   closing time being
                                   4pm during the
                                   winter)
                                   Further
                                   information:
                                   020 7433 1917


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Playground
Paddling
pool
Open from
Saturday 22 May
2010 until the first
week in September
Monday – Saturday
10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
Further information and school visit
bookings: 020 7433 1917

For health and safety reasons, the playground and
paddling pool may be closed in icy, stormy or
windy weather.

Adventure Playground
This staffed play facility is open for children between
the ages of 5 and 12* and offers a wide variety of
outdoor activities from rope swings, challenging
structures and sports, as well as arts and crafts and
indoor games. Staff are highly qualified and have
years of experience of working with children in play
and educational settings.

The facility is open for school groups during term
time and offers tailored activities that complement
the national curriculum.

Term time:
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm pre-booked
school groups only; 3.15pm – 4pm (or later – see
next page) public play session
Saturday 10am – 4pm (or later – see next page)
public play session
*Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.
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School Holidays:
Monday - Friday 10am – 4pm (or later - see
below) public play session
Playground closing times vary with the
seasons: Apr – Jun 5pm, Jul – Aug 6pm,
Sep – Oct 5pm, Nov – Mar 4pm
For further information or to book a school
session: 020 7482 2116.




Peggy Jay Centre
(Ten and One O’Clock Club)
This is a popular drop-in centre for children aged five
and under and their parents and carers. It offers a
variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
The Centre opens from Monday to Friday.
Morning session:
10am - 12 noon
(Operated by Queen’s Crescent Community
Association)
Afternoon session:
1pm - 4pm (Operated by the City of London)
Further information: 020 7485 6907


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Children-only play enclosures
There is an additional playground in Golders Hill
Park and also five children-only play areas where
youngsters and their parents and carers can relax
and enjoy a dog-free environment. These are
situated on the Heath Extension, in Golders Hill
Park, near the Vale of Health, near Preacher’s Hill
(off East Heath Road) and next to the tennis
courts at Parliament Hill.

Zippos Circus
The world famous Zippos Circus will be
performing at the Lower Fairground Site, East
Heath Road on the following dates:

Thursday    23 September                1 show
Friday      24 September                2 shows
Saturday    25 September                3 shows
Sunday      26 September                3 shows
Monday      27 September                2 shows
Tuesday     28 September                1 show

Phone 0871 210 2100 or visit
www.zippos.co.uk for details and booking.




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Golders Hill Park
Golders Hill Park was opened to the public in
1898 and has been managed as a discrete and
historically important part of Hampstead Heath by
the City of London since 1989. Beautiful,
colourful bedding displays enhance the peaceful
setting of the Mediterranean and water gardens,
while the park houses a popular café and a free
zoo with a growing collection of rare and exotic
birds and mammals such as the Patagonian Mara.

There is also a variety of leisure facilities including
tennis courts, croquet lawn, golf practice nets and
a children’s play area.

Park Opening Hours
7.30am to dusk (with the earliest closing time
being 4.30pm during the winter).

Check signs on site or
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead
for precise closing times.

Butterfly House Opening Hours
2 April 2010 – 5 September 2010:
2pm - 4pm every day

6 September 2010 – 31 October 2010:
2pm - 4pm Sat and Sun
1 November 2010 – 1 April 2011:
CLOSED

Further information:
020 7332 3511




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Pergola and Hill
Garden
Overlooking the West Heath, with fine views
towards Harrow on the Hill, the magnificent
Pergola was the dream of the rich idealist
William H Lever – later Lord Leverhulme. Equal in
length to the height of the Canary Wharf tower,
it is one of the Heath’s best kept secrets. The
structure and its kitchen gardens have been
sympathetically restored to their former glory by
the City of London.

Open every day
8.30am to before dusk (with the earliest closing
time being 3.45pm during the winter).

Check signs on site or
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead
for precise closing times.

For health and safety reasons, the Pergola may be
closed in icy, stormy or windy weather.

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Sports
Athletics
The 400 metre running track, including pole
vault, throwing cage, high and long jump, is
categorised as Class 1, being one which meets
the specification and requirements for all
competition under UK Athletics rules.

Training times:
Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat:    7.45am – dusk
Tue and Thu:              7.45am – 8.40pm
Sun and Bank Holidays:    7.45am – 4pm

Day tickets:
Adults £2.80 Concession £1.40
Season tickets:
Adults £52    Concession £26.50

To book the track for meetings call: 020 7332 3773
See page 63 for contact details of Highgate
Harriers and London Heathside athletics clubs.




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Bowls
This facility at Parliament Hill is open to members
and the general public from April to September.
At least two rinks are always available to the
general public.

Public play
Monday to Friday: 1pm to dusk
Weekends and Bank Holidays: 10am to dusk
General enquiries 020 7332 3773.
Membership of Parliament Hill Bowling Club:
020 8440 7842
Hourly Charge: £3.15
Season tickets:
Adults        £101.50
Concession    £51

Cricket
Pitches and practice nets are available at
Parliament Hill and the Heath Extension from
May to September.
Charges:
£64 for senior pitch
£38.50 for junior pitch
£5.80 per hour for practice nets.
To book all cricket pitches and nets call:
020 7332 3773, except for Heath Extension
practice nets: 020 8201 8182.
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Croquet
Two half-size croquet
lawns are available for
use in Golders Hill Park
from 24 April to 26
September. There will be
an Open Day from 2 – 4pm
on Sunday 9 May and regular club
sessions at which all are welcome. Further details
at www.hampsteadheathcroquetclub.org.uk
Charges (including equipment):
£3.55 per hour for members
£7.10 per hour for non-members
Membership and General Enquiries:
enquiries@hampsteadheathcroquetclub.org.uk or
020 7289 3516.
Bookings: 8.30am – 10am daily: 020 8201 8182.

Football and Rugby
Football pitches (Parliament Hill and the Heath
Extension) and rugby pitches (the Heath Extension)
are available from September to March.
Charges:
£60 for pitch with goal posts
£12.90 for net hire.
£35.50 for private changing room
To book pitches call: 020 7332 3773.


     Concessionary rates
     To be eligible for the concession rate you will
     need to show either:
     • Freedom pass
     • Disabled card
     • Unemployment card
     • Student card
     • Proof that you are under 16

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Tennis
Hard courts are available at Parliament Hill and
Golders Hill Park. Grass courts are available at
Golders Hill Park from April to September, turf
permitting. Courts can only be booked in advance
when in possession of an annual registration card,
obtainable on the hour at the Parliament Hill and
Golders Hill Park tennis huts (weekends only in
winter season).
Charges: £11 registration card
Summer season (April – September):
Adults: £5.10 per hour
Concessions: £2.80 per hour
Winter season (October – March):
Monday to Friday: Free
Weekends: charged at the summer rate.

Tennis coaching
Tennis coaching is available for adults and children
during the summer, with qualified LTA coaches.
Each course consists of 5 sessions held at the same
time each week, from April to August.

For tennis coaching charges and bookings call:
020 7332 3773.




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Petanque
To book Parliament Hill petanque rink call:
020 7332 3773.
Charges:
£2.15 per hour; £11 deposit for boules.

Orienteering
There is a permanent course on the Heath. Maps
are available at the athletics track or at
www.londonorienteering.co.uk

Putting and golf practice
A putting green is available at Golders Hill Park
from May to September, subject to turf. Golf
practice nets are available at Golders Hill Park.

Charges:
Adult: £2.55 per round
Concessions: £1.30 per round
Practice nets: £3.60 per half hour
For information call: 020 7332 3511.




                   The HEAThen
                    Who are you?... Paul Maskell,
                    the Leisure and Events Manager
                    for Hampstead Heath.
     How did you meet Hampstead Heath?...
     In the early 1990s I was living in a bed sit in
     South Hill Park Gardens, having been kicked
     out of a nice house in Camberwell by a
     disgruntled girlfriend. I stumbled across the
     English National Cross Country

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Leisure activities
Fishing
Fishing is allowed at the Men’s Pond, the Model
Boating Pond, the Hampstead No 2 Pond, the Mixed
Pond, the Viaduct Pond and the Vale of Health
Pond. Fishing is not permitted between 15 March
and 15 June, inclusive. Anglers must have a current
Environment Agency licence and a Hampstead
Heath fishing permit; call 020 7332 3773.

The Hampstead Heath Anglers Society promotes
responsible angling on the Heath. Phone 07734
112 153, visit http://hhasoc.wordpress.com or
email may2837@hotmail.co.uk for details.

Club Open Day: Sunday 27 June, Model Boating
Pond, 10am – 4pm.

Fishing competitions: Sundays 25 July and 22
August, Model Boating Pond, 10am – 4pm (draw
for pegs at 8.30am). Competitors must have a
current Environment Agency licence and a
Hampstead Heath fishing permit.           (Cont...)


Championships on the Heath. Is it fate or
coincidence that a few years later I was
managing the very same event?
Favourite part of the Heath?... The top of
Parliament Hill on New Year’s Eve and the
meadow with the Writer sculpture,
shimmering in the morning mist.
Full ‘HEAThen’ interviews can be found in the
e-newsletter ‘the HEATh’ on our website
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead.

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Fishing taster sessions will run from 10am to 3pm
on 28 July and 17 August at the Model Boating
Pond. There is no need to book. For more details
contact Grant Fear of the Thames 21 Angling
Development Project on 07969 645201. All
equipment and bait is supplied.

You must keep your area tidy and protect wildlife
by disposing of old line and tackle in the bin.

Cycling
Cycling is available on the Heath on marked
shared use routes only, shown on Heath maps at
       entrances and in this diary. Cycling off
               designated routes is an offence
                    under the Heath by-laws. The
                        maximum speed allowed is
                           twelve miles an hour.
                             Pedestrians have
                               priority over cyclists
                                on shared use
                                  routes.
Swimming
There are four swimming facilities on the Heath,
one outdoor Lido and three bathing ponds. Our
opening times vary according to the season.

Parliament Hill Lido
Our recently refurbished unheated outdoor 60
metre swimming pool, with small paddling pool,
is open all year round.

Lido Opening times
Summer Season
1 May to 19 September
Early Morning Swim
7am to 9am
Vacate water 9.30am
Day Swim
10am to 6pm
Vacate water 6.30pm
Evening Swim
For adult lane swimming
only
Mon, Thurs, Fri
6.45pm to 8pm
Vacate water 8.30pm
Winter Season
20 September to 29 April 2011
Early Morning Swim Only
7am to 12 noon
Vacate water 12.30pm




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Bathing ponds
The Heath has three unique and internationally
famous bathing ponds: the Ladies’, Men’s and
Mixed Ponds. These are available for competent
swimmers over 8 years. Children between 8 - 15
years are permitted only if in the care of an adult
responsible for their safety and good conduct.
Two children per adult are permitted at the
discretion of the lifeguard on duty. Swimmers
may be asked to complete a short swim test to
prove their competence.

Swimming in winter
A safety audit has identified medical issues
surrounding the physical and psychological
acclimatisation associated with all year round
recreational swimmers who enter water that is
below 120C.




     Dangers
     •   Numb and
         freezing cold
         injury
     •   Hypothermia
     •   Sudden Immersion Syndrome (SIS).
     Recommendations
     • Complete a medical check for cold
       water swimming
     •   Continue swimming through the
         seasons, three to four times a week for
         a minimum of two to three minutes.


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Swimming charges

ALL SWIMMING FACILITIES
Full year season ticket
Adult:           £149
Concession:      £82
Summer season ticket
Adult:           £96
Concessision:    £49

BATHING PONDS
Day ticket
Adult             £2
Concession        £1
Full year season ticket
Adult:            £102
Concession:       £51
Summer season ticket
Adult:            £51
Concession:       £26
All income generated will be used to help
maintain these facilities.

PARLIAMENT HILL LIDO
Early morning/Evening/Winter swim
tickets
Adult            £2
Concession       £1
Under 16s and OAPs: FREE (early morning only)
Summer day ticket
Adult:           £4.50
Concession:      £2.90
Family:          £13.40
Full year season ticket
Adult:           £128.40
Concession:      £80
Summer season ticket
Adult:           £93
Concession:      £42.50

Monthly and “Buy one get one free” season
tickets are available for the summer season.
Ask at the Lido for further information.
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Men’s and Ladies’ Pond Opening
Times, 2010-2011




 Period          Open     Vacate   Vacate
 from                     water    facility

     28 Mar      7.00am   3.30pm    3.45pm
     11 Apr      7.00am   5.30pm    5.45pm
     25 Apr      7.00am   7.30pm    7.45pm
      9 May      7.00am   8.30pm    8.45pm
     15 Aug      7.00am   8.00pm    8.15pm
     22 Aug      7.00am   7.45pm    8.00pm
     29 Aug      7.00am   7.30pm    7.45pm
     12 Sept     7.00am   6.30pm    6.45pm
      3 Oct      7.15am   5.30pm    5.45pm
     10 Oct      7.30am   4.30pm    4.45pm
     17 Oct      7.45am   4.30pm    4.45pm
     31 Oct      7.00am   2.15pm    2.30pm
      7 Nov      7.10am   2.25pm    2.40pm
     14 Nov      7.20am   2.35pm    2.50pm
     21 Nov      7.30am   2.45pm    3.00pm
     28 Nov      7.40am   2.55pm    3.10pm
      5 Dec      7.50am   3.05pm    3.20pm
     12 Dec      8.00am   3.15pm    3.30pm
     23 Jan 11   7.50am   3.05pm    3.20pm
     30 Jan 11   7.40am   2.55pm    3.10pm
      6 Feb 11   7.30am   2.45pm    3.00pm
     13 Feb 11   7.20am   2.35pm    2.50pm
     20 Feb 11   7.10am   2.25pm    2.40pm
     27 Feb 11   7.00am   2.15pm    2.30pm

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Mixed Pond Opening Times

Summer Season
1 May to 19 September
Open:         7am
Vacate Water: 6.30pm Vacate facility: 6.45pm
The trial of late evening swimming will
continue on all Wednesdays in the month
of July.
Vacate water: 8.30pm
Vacate facility: 8.45pm

Winter Season
September 2010 to April 2011
Swimmers wishing to use the Mixed Pond
during the winter season must join the
Hampstead Heath Winter Swimming Club.
Membership of the club is open to all adults,
who swim at their own risk without lifeguards.
There is an annual membership fee of £15
which covers insurance. To enquire about
membership call Marc Hutchinson:
07879 444 380.
Contact details for other Heath swimming
organisations are on pages 62 and 63.




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The Kenwood Estate
Robert Adam remodelled an existing house in
1764 to create a neoclassical villa for William
Murray, the first Earl of Mansfield. Kenwood
House is now home to a fine collection of Old
Master paintings including masterpieces by
Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Reynolds,
Turner and Constable.
The landscaped park has flower gardens,
grasslands, ponds and very old oak woodlands.
There are excellent views from higher ground
to the City. In the Service Yard the Brew House
café is open all year round.
House opening        Estate opening
11.30am – 4pm        Summer 8am – 8.30pm
                     Winter 8am – 4.45pm
The Kenwood Estate is managed by
English Heritage.
Telephone enquiries: 020 8348 1286
www.english-heritage.org.uk




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John Keats lived in this
house from 1818 to
1820 and here he wrote
some of his best loved
poetry, including
Ode to a Nightingale




Keats House
Keats Grove,
Hampstead, NW3 2RR
020 7332 3868




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                           ALEXANDRA PALACE GARDEN CENTRE
                            Alexandra Way, N22 7BB Tel: 020 8444 2555
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       Townsend Yard, Highgate Village, N6 5JF Tel: 020 8340 1041
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               Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 5JD Tel: 020 8646 3002
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Our Heath Partners
As managers of Hampstead Heath, the City of
London works in partnership with a range of local
clubs, groups and societies, including:

Barnet Council
www.barnet.gov.uk
Camden Council
www.camden.gov.uk
Heath and Hampstead Society
www.heathandhampsteadsociety.org.uk
Highgate Conservation Area Advisory
Committee
Tel: 020 8340 1901
Mansfield Conservation Area Advisory
Committee
Tel: 020 7485 2530
Mansfield Neighbourhood Association
www.mnaweb.co.uk Email: cf@tmiltd.com
Hampstead Conservation Area Advisory
Committee
Email: martinhumphery@btinternet.com
The Highgate Society
www.highgatesociety.com
South End Green Association
Email: jhunt@onetel.com
Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents
Association
www.hgs.org.uk
Dartmouth Park Conservation
Area Advisory Committee
Address: 26 Brookfield Park, London, NW5 1ER
London Orienteering Klubb
www.londonorienteering.co.uk



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Vale of Health Society
Address: The Secretary, Silverdale, Vale of Health,
London NW3 1AN Tel: 020 7794 1160
The Hampstead Scientific Society
www.hampsteadscience.ac.uk
Hampstead and District Ramblers
www.hampsteadramblers.org.uk
The Camden History Society
www.camdenhistorysociety.org

The London Natural History Society
www.lnhs.org.uk
Marylebone Bird Watching Society
www.birdsmbs.org.uk
Hampstead Heath Anglers Society
may2837@hotmail.co.uk
Highgate Harriers
www.highgateharriers.org.uk
Highgate Life-Buoys
Tel: 020 7485 7521
Kenwood Ladies Pond Association
Email: janeshal@globalnet.co.uk
www.klpa.org.uk
Hampstead Rugby Football Club
www.hampsteadrugbyclub.co.uk
London Heathside Athletics Club
www.londonheathside.org.uk
United Swimmers Association of
Hampstead Heath
Chairman: Robert Sutherland Smith
Tel: 020 8455 0352
Membership Secretary: George Cselko
Tel: 07919 038 039
Mixed Pond Action Group
Email: sallytaylor@wrongturning.myzen.co.uk
Parliament Hill Lido Users Group (PHLUG)
groups.google.com/group/parliament-hill-fields-lido-
swimmers-group-forum

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The City of London
Open Spaces
The City of London owns and manages over
4,330 hectares of open spaces in and around
London. Our sites are enjoyed by millions of
visitors each year. They provide important wildlife
habitats, many facilities and act as breathing
spaces for the city.

The City’s commitment to open spaces dates back
to the 1870s when, in response to the growth of
London, it embarked upon an ambitious project
to safeguard some of the green spaces that
remained.

Highgate Wood and Queen’s Park are the nearest
Open Spaces to Hampstead Heath.

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/highgate
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/queenspark
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/openspaces

                                            M1
                                                                   A1                                                  M11
                                                                                         M25



                                                                                                         Epping Forest
                                                                                                                                       A12

                                                      Highgate Wood
      M40
               Stoke                        Hampstead Heath
               Common                                                                                 West Ham Park
 Burnham                                         Queen’s Park                         The City of
 Beeches                                                                               London
                                                        City Gardens
      M4


                                                                                                                                  M2



                                                                                   Spring Park West Wickham                       M20
              M3                                                                               Common
                                         Ashtead
                                        Common                                         Riddlesdown
                                                                Farthing
                                                                Downs                  Kenley Common
                              A3                                  and                   Coulsdon Common                         M26
                                                                New Hill
                                                                                                           M25

                                                                                     M23

Based upon the Ordnance Survey mapping with permission of the Controller of Her Majestyʼs Stationary Office, ©Crown Copyright




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Royal Society for the
Protection of Birds
Whoever you are, whatever your age,
you'll find Hampstead Heath's wildlife
inspiring. The City of London's brilliant
partnership with the RSPB helps you
discover more about your Heath.
Find out about the next free
"Date with Nature" event by visiting
www.rspb.org.uk/London.




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Contact us
hampstead.heath@cityoflondon.gov.uk
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead
Heath Constabulary
FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 999
Staff Yard, Highgate Road, NW5 1QR.
Telephone 020 8340 5260
(including out of office hours calls)
Superintendent’s Office
Superintendent of Hampstead Heath,
Heathfield House,
432 Archway Road, N6 4JH.
Telephone 020 7332 3322.
Fax 020 8348 1677
E-mail:
hampstead.heath@cityoflondon.gov.uk
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampstead
Parliament Hill
Manager, Staff Yard,
Highgate Road, NW5 1QR.
Telephone 020 7332 3773
Golders Hill
Manager, Staff Yard,
West Heath Avenue, NW11 7QP.
Telephone 020 7332 3511
Education Centre
Community Education Officer, Staff Yard,
Highgate Road, NW5 1QR.
Telephone 020 7482 7073
Printed using vegetable based
inks on paper from well-managed
forests.
 The information contained in this
 booklet is correct at the time of going
 to print (April 2010). The City of
 London reserves the right to vary the
 events, withdraw facilities or change
 opening times without prior notice.

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 Hampstead Heath is the product of centuries of
 human intervention and individuals can still help
 shape and protect this unique site.
 Hampstead Heath is a registered charity.
 A legacy in your Will would be a gift that lasts
 for generations. Any donation, large or small, is
 welcome and will be spent on projects to make
 long term improvements on Hampstead Heath.
 It will not be used for administration or site
 running costs. Please contact Yvette Hughes
 (020 7332 3322) for more information.

Other useful addresses
Heath Hands
(Volunteers on Hampstead Heath)
West Lodge Kenwood,
Hampstead Lane, NW3 7JR.
Telephone 020 8458 9102
email: info@heath-hands.org.uk
Kenwood House and Estate
Kenwood, Hampstead Lane, NW3 7JR.
Telephone 020 8348 1286
email: andrew.ginner@english-
heritage.org.uk
Keats House
Keats Grove, Hampstead NW3 2RR
Telephone 020 7332 3868
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/keatshousehampstead
For general enquiries about the City of
London’s Open Spaces call 020 7332 3505
For information on all other City of
London services contact:
The Town Clerk’s Department,
City of London,
PO Box 270, Guildhall, EC2P 2EJ.
Telephone 020 7606 3030
email: col-eb-tc@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
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  ‘Happy to
Help the Heath’
Capital Gardens are pleased to support
the Hampstead Heath Diary. Capital
Gardens is London’s largest group of
garden centres and includes an award
winning landscape company, Capital
Garden Landscapes. Your local North
London garden centres are located at
Alexandra Palace, Temple Fortune and
Highgate Village where Capital Garden
Landscapes is also based.

For online shopping, free garden advice
and more information visit
www.capitalgardens.co.uk or
telephone Freephone 0800 783 4010.




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