Category Archives: Environment

Moving on

The Ponds Project has now come to an end, with the exception of the restoration of some of the work compounds. We won’t be updating this blog anymore, but you can keep up to date with activities on the Heath … Continue reading

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Time lapse video

During the construction of the Model Boating Pond dam we had a time-lapse camera taking a photo every few seconds during working hours. We’ve put these altogether, along with some of the drone footage which we’ve published on this blog … Continue reading

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More tree planting

Last week, BAM planted more trees to replace some of those removed at the beginning of the project. Two semi-mature London Plane trees were planted by the deck at Hampstead No. 2 pond, to replace the two mature trees removed … Continue reading

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Through the seasons

Regular Heath visitor, David Cole, has been kind enough to send a selection of photos he has been taking from the same position on Hampstead Heath, as the works have progressed. David swims in the Men’s Pond daily and has … Continue reading

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Good things come in trees

Earlier this week the tree planting programme began at the Model Boating Pond. Approximately 186 trees and shrubs are to be planted across the Heath to replace trees which were removed in February 2015 to build the scheme. These are … Continue reading

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The completed scheme – Highgate Chain

Now that the construction element of the project has finished, I thought a post describing what has happened at each pond, along with an explanation of how these works improve dam safety, might be useful. In this post I will … Continue reading

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The grass is always greener

As the construction element of the project draws to a close, we can now start to see grass shoots appearing in the areas which have alredy been hydro-seeded. This includes the area to the west of Model Boating Pond. All … Continue reading

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