It has been grey and damp for the last couple of days but on Sunday the sun was shining brightly so I decided to walk down the the bottom of the Heath Extension – where I hadn’t been since early summer. This involves crossing the ‘north-south’ divide of Spaniards Road, then down through Sandy Heath – which was looking very lovely.
Wildwood Road separates Sandy Heath from the wild bit of the heath extension and the video picks you up just into that.
I got down to the bottom of the extension where I found what I suspect was the end of the stream that fed all the ponds on the way down. At the risk of getting very wet feet I took a nice little video of it, but somehow managed to save it at a 45º angle which means that you would need to stand on your ear to watch it. If I can get it swivelled I will post it later. Meanwhile, here we are right down at the bottom where the heath abuts onto Hampstead Garden – where I will definitely take you on a walk soon.
Well, to be honest, there was not anything that exciting on the way back up to Spaniards Road. So, when I got there I walked westwards along the road to White Stone Pond which sits at the apex of Hampstead where the roads north, south, east and west all meet. It had clouded over somewhat by then but there was a family out for a walk with a SUPER keen swimming dog. I must have watched this performance at least ten times and at no point did his enthusiasm flag. There was obviously also a new puppy in the family who was desperate to join in, but just didn’t quite dare.