Year: 2018

Autumn Funghi

Photo: RM

Posted in Autumn

Missing Beagle Dog

Posted in Lost

Planned destruction of recently restored fence

A well planned act of wanton destruction took place on the path between Spinney Cottage and Harpenden Road last Thursday or Friday, 23rd/24th August. A fence that was recently repaired was taken apart and sawn up to make a ramp

Posted in Maintenance, Vandalism

Parchmarks on Bernards Heath

Telltale signs In very dry weather the grass of Verulamium Park shows clear signs of the Roman buildings below the surface. Bernards Heath, not to be outdone, has its own version, but indicating more recent history. The marks in the

Posted in Features, History, Weather

Heritage Open Day Event 9 September 2018, Exploring Beech Bottom Dyke and Bernards Heath

Beech Bottom Dyke is a striking mile long Iron Age earthwork, linked to Shakespeare’s King Cymbeline, and set in an ancient area of commons called “Bernards Heath”. It is unpublicised and lacks interpretation – except for this guided walk. This

Posted in Beech Bottom Dyke, History

Stumps Drawn

If you’ve walked along the narrow path between the Lower Field and the Heathlands School gate you’ll be aware of several short stumps which were a trip hazard. No more – we have now removed them.

Posted in Maintenance, Trees

FoBH Tree Walk

The first Friends of Bernards Heath Tree Walk on Sunday 1st July was led by Roger Miles and as you can see from the photo attracted a group of over 20 people.

Posted in Trees

Rainfall – or the lack of it

If you have a garden, then you’re probably getting anxious about the lack of rain – well the Heath could do with rain too.  Just one look at the grass tells all.  We record rainfall and temperature very close to

Posted in Weather

Dumped Bikes

There has been something of a spate of abandoned bikes on the Heath of late and this one was dumped on the Lower Field sometime last night, 1st July. The gear change cable is broken.

Posted in Litter, Lost

Foxes on the Heath

Took this photo about 04.00 Friday morning, 15th June. The two young Foxes sitting together passing the time. By the time l stopped they had spotted me but still a good picture. Thanks: Dave McCormack

Posted in Wildlife