On your winter walks across the Heath do you know if you are on Two Hills, Pen Hill, heading towards the gallops or Sun Hill Common?
The new Friends Visitors Guide can help you. The Guide shows the main features of the Heath, including areas that have their own name, café, car parks, sports facilities, archaeological features and main footpaths. Both the Icknield Way, “the oldest road in Britain”, and the Hertfordshire Way cross the Heath. Nature notes explain why most of the Heath has SSSI status, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. A section explains why the Heath is common land as well as a SSSI and a Regulation Trust. A common misconception is that the Heath “belongs to a local or district council”. It doesn’t. It is a Regulation Trust.
Find the new Visitors Guide on The Friends page of our website.
The Guide can be saved onto your mobile or printed off at home. Our thanks go to Ann Smith, Nicky Paton, Janet Rossignol – Bubbins and Don Shewan for their contributions to the project. Also to The Brian Leslie Racher Trust for funding the professional printing of our new Guide which you can see at the next litter pick on Sunday 12th December.
Check our website for details.
If you would like to join us, you can find out more information by visiting: www.friendsoftherfieldheath.org.uk and check out our new Conservation page!