Hampton Heath - Hobby_2023-09-05

Much more than just a Hobby

Saturday 09 September 2023
10:00 to 12:00

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!) - if it’s not too hot.

  • 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.

  • Continue grassland management (strimming!) –  “mosaic cut and remove” 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 Wild Carrot seed


WHEN: From 10am SATURDAY (9th September) 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 is welcome. 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]
Rear of David Lloyd, Staines Road
(view map)