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Hampstead Heath, including West Heath

Introduction

The Heath has a great variety of habitats including ancient woodland, meadows, wetland, hedgerows, parkland and 26 ponds some of which were built to serve London with its water supply.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

London Overground: Hampstead Heath. Bus: 210, 268, 24, 168.

Owners

City of London Corporation

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Site of Nature Conservation Importance

  • Site of Special Scientific Interest

  • Ancient and Semi Natural Woodland

Key Information

Type

Public Park

Purpose

Public Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Survival

Extant

Hectares

231

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust