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Hidden gems around the Heath



In the Hampstead Heath Extension, opposite Wildwooders' houses, there is more than just a playground, for which I'm raising funds by selling my delicious blackberry jams. In this park you will find some real works of art and secret paths, some of which I would like to share with you, so that the next time you come to Wildwooders' territory you will enjoy the park the same way I do!


Close to the end of Wildwood Road, is located a hidden jewel, The Walter Field Memorial Fountain. Walter Field, born on 1 January 1837, was a landscape painter who was taught by John Rogers Herbert and John Pye. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours (of which he became an associate in 1880) from 1856 to 1899. He died in Hampstead on 23rd December 1901.


The Walter Field Memorial Fountain

There is also a place I like to call the "Monkey bars", where my little brother Elliot and I spend hours climbing from branch to branch. I highly recommend this must stop, located on the right-side of the main grounds, it is really fun!.🤩


I can't express how beautiful the sunsets, with extraordinary colours, are in this park as well as the streams and the bridges that go over them. Apart from the photo ops that you can't miss while crossing the small bridges, you can also play "Pooh Sticks", as in "Winnie the Pooh" , where you throw a stick from the bridge and the stick that gets to the other side of the bridge, through the stream, wins, easy, I always win!



As you continue strolling around the park, you will pass by cricket grounds, football and rugby pitches. Most importantly, I would like you to take a closer look at the playground, which should be for all ages and with lots of activities for us, who love spending time there! Unfortunately, despite the great location and the fair size it has, there is nothing to do in there, what a waste of space! Therefore, I'm hoping that my initiative "Pick for Parks" will inspire you to help me achieve my goal, an inclusive, nicer and well kept playground!




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