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Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is one of London’s most popular open spaces, situated just four miles (six kilometres) from Trafalgar Square. An island of beautiful countryside, the magic of Hampstead Heath lies not only in its rich mosaic of flora and fauna and extensive recreational facilities, but also in its proximity and accessibility to millions of people.

The Heath’s landscape is varied with woodland, meadows, fragments of heathland and strings of ponds along its valleys. With its origins in former countryside, long-established features such as hedgerows and ancient trees provide links with the past. The range of wildlife is impressive for an urban site visited by so many people. Kingfishers, reed warblers and all three species of British woodpecker breed. Over 300 species of fungi have been recorded and it is one of the best places in London to see a number of species of bats.

A full events programme takes place throughout the year and includes jazz concerts, fishing teach-ins, fun fairs and children’s summer entertainments. Regular guided walks and nature-spotting events are also organised.

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