Monthly Archives: January 2016

Ponds Project round up – Jan 2016

As the first month of 2016 draws to a close, there has been lots of activity across the Heath related to the Ponds Project. Highgate Chain At Stock Pond, the dam is currently being raised between the two oak sleeper … Continue reading

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Ponds Project writing competion

The Ford Cortina which appeared as the Model Boating Pond was drained, inspired the Education Team to launch a writing competition for young people at the end of last year. The competition was tough with many excellent submissions across both … Continue reading

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Mixed Pond

Works at Mixed Pond are now well underway and fencing has been placed along the causeway. At this location, the dam which is also the causeway, is being raised by 1m. This is being achieved by a half meter raise … Continue reading

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Pryor’s Field

Pryor’s Field is the large grassy area which is north of East Heath car park. For some months BAM Nuttall have had a compound in this location which has been used to store material for work on the Hampstead Ponds. … Continue reading

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Mixed Pond – path closure

On Tuesday, 19 January, between the hours of 12noon and 6pm, the causeway next to Mixed Pond will be closed while crane work takes place. This is a busy rote and is used by pedestrians and cyclists. In order to … Continue reading

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Catchpit

Work is soon to start on the Catchpit which is north of Mixed Pond. In this location a 5.6m dry dam is to be built in a natural valley which was cleared of vegetation last year. This structure will remain … Continue reading

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Ponds progress

As the first week of January comes to a close, the Ponds Project is back in full swing after a break over the festive period. At Model Boating Pond, silt is due to be moved into the extended compound area … Continue reading

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