The Wild Heath Stories project launched with the help of the RSPB to help share some of the amazing living history around Hamsptead Heath.
Discover some of the stories that make the Heath such a special and unique place by listening to the podcasts below.
The Heath’s Rookie Rangers
Tune in to hear about the Heath’s Rookie Rangers.
The Rookie Rangers wildlife group has been set up to teach children about the importance of the natural environment and it’s conservation on the Heath, as well as survival and monitoring skills that they wouldn’t otherwise learn in school. In today’s episode we hear from some of the volunteers who help to run the Rookie Rangers.
Under the surface: Water wildlife
In the latest episode of Wild Heath Stories we will be hearing from Adrian Brooker an ecologist on the Heath.
Adrian will be telling us about the wildlife that live in the water systems of the Heath; from swans, to terrapins, from crayfish to algae.
Hampstead Heath in history
This second instalment of Wild Heath Stories focuses on the history of the Heath. The Heath which is considered a sight of metropolitan importance for nature conservation and home of cross country running in London, is not only a place of ecological importance but also of cultural importance, which we take a closer look at in this podcast.
Volunteering on Hampstead Heath
In the third episode we shall be hearing about what it’s like to be a volunteer on the Heath.
There are many dedicated volunteers who help to preserve and enhance the special character of Hampstead Heath. In today’s episode we hear from members from the Heath Hands organisation, who give back to the community by offering their skills in order to keep the Heath at it’s best.