Hampton Heath Heather in flower 2023-08-06

Autumn Programme begins!

Saturday 02 September 2023
10:00 to 12:00

This week’s actions

This weekend, depending on numbers, we’ll prioritise:

  • Regular litter picking - of course!

  • Ground profiling in/around our newly dug seasonal pond (hand digging is a great core-strength work-out!)

  • Bring in previously cut oak logs from on site to form “structural habitat” features, informal seating and to reinforce the “dam” between the new pond and existing ditch.

  • Start the grassland management (strimming!) – the first positive management attention this site’s grassland has had in decades – the first section of the “mosaic cut and remove” of around 50% of our long grassland.

  • Begin to build “dead-hedge” or brushwood barriers to guide people (and dogs) past.

  • Scarify (rough-up with a rake) some localised patches and scatter some Mouse Ear Hawkweed seed


WHEN: From 10am SATURDAY (12th August) until around midday.

WHERE: Meet at the goalpost, rear of David Lloyd as always. Over to David Lloyd for free tea/coffee or cold drinks at around 12.

WHO: Anyone and everyone. As always, please bring some protective gloves, sensible footwear, sunscreen, drinking water etc. and children must be accompanied.

WHAT: We provide litter-pickers/bags as always, and as many tools as fit in the barrow, but if you have secateurs, rake, strimmer or hedge trimmer (battery), please do bring them along.


Don’t forget, you can subscribe to the Hampton Heath Friends calendar for up to date information in your Outlook or Calendar app. and we have further information on our website.


Hope to see you on SATURDAY!

Contact Art Gelling
[email protected]
To rear of David Lloyd, Hampton
(view map)