Tag Archives: Hampstead Heath

It’s competition time

After the success of our writing competition for young people last year, we’ve decided to run a series of three competitions (art, science and writing) related to the Ponds Project. Our writing and science competitions are for secondary schools students … Continue reading

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Before and after

Last week we commissioned a drone flight to get some pictures of the Model Boating Pond now the construction work has been completed. Below are the new images and also similar images taken previously to compare the pond and landscape, … 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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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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Ponds Project provides homes for bats, birds and insects!

One of the first posts on this blog was about the installation of bat boxes as part of the environmental mitigation of the project. In March 2015  six boxes were put up to compensate for the loss of two small … Continue reading

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Ponds project progress

The finishing touches are being added to the various sites with the construction elment of the project expected to be finished on programme by the end of the month. The spillway at Highgate No. 1 pond is now covered in … Continue reading

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