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FRIENDS OF HEADLEY HEATH

Registered Charity Number: 1003110

Headley Heath was acquired by the National Trust in 1946 from the Lord of the Manor, it being common land used by the locals for grazing their animals. By the 1930s the grass had given way to bracken, and disturbance by tanks and bulldozers during World War II coupled with the reduction of rabbits caused the present growth of trees and heather. Arresting the spread of trees and extending the heather areas are today’s tasks.Headley Heath is beautiful at all seasons, with over 500 acres in which to walk, picnic etc, or simply to sit in the fresh air and admire the views. Anyone of course can enjoy these rural delights, but if you become a Friend your membership will directly benefit the restoration and maintenance programme of the Heath.

FRIENDS receive newsletters describing what is to be seen on the Heath and giving details of events connected with it. These will include talks by the wardens, guided walks and some fun events. Your subscription (£5 per household MINIMUM per annum) will therefore benefit both the Heath and yourself.

For further details of the Friends mail: fohh@headleysurrey.org.uk

The Friends of Headley Heath are now registered as a charity with Give as You Live. If you would like to support us just go to the Give as You Live website and sign up, then chouse your charity as The Friends of Headley Heath and we will recieve a small donation when you shop on line with specified retailers at NO COST YOU YOU.

VOLUNTEER WORKING PARTIES meet most weeks throughout the year (usually on a Friday) and undertake a variety of conservation tasks under the direction of the National Trust rangers. Tasks include sapling, scrub and bracken clearance and pond maintenance, aimed at the restoration of the area to its original heathland state and pathway clearance and the installation of seats and posts to enhance the amenities for the many visitors. Adult volunteers of all ages and physical abilities are welcome. Full instruction is given each week and additional training courses are sometimes organised. Refreshments are provided (around a bonfire in winter) and volunteers can come and go as they please.

For further details of the Volunteer group phone: 07500105911 or come to the Main Car Park at 9 15 on a Friday.

Link to the official NT site for Headley Heath

The Headley NT Website

Map of Headley Heath for Sale
NEW EDITION FOR 2009 SHOWING THE NEW FENCE LINE AND GATES

The Friends of Headley Heath have a map of the heath for sale for £1.00 plus £1.45 P & P (UK Only). The map has 3 folds and is approximatly 25 x 17.5cm There is a lot of information on the history, flora and fauna of the heath as well as the map. It is printed on shiny damp resistant paper. To purchase follow the buy it now button below if you don't have PayPal you can pay by Debit-Credit card by following the instructions on the site.

New Notelets For Sale to Raise Funds

These notelets are taken from members photographs and two paintings Cost £3.00 plus postage for a pack of all 6 including envelopes. The cards are blank inside ready for your message.See the pictures below.

Our art competition winner. A winter scene
Autumn leaves Painting of Belted Galloway cattle
Common Spotted Orchids Heather and heathland

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FRIENDS OF HEADLEY HEATH

Programme of Events for 2013

For the safety of those attending and for the safety of the wildlife it is necessary to have control of the numbers attending these walks. It is essential to pre-book by telephone on 01372 220644 during office hours or e mail Surrey Hills Office There is a charge for everyone including NT members

Dogs are welcome on walks unless specificaly noted but in the interests of others they must be kept on a lead and under strict control. .

The start point for the walks will be the Main Car Park at Headley or outside the NT shop at Box Hill and they will last for 2-2.5 hours. Some hills and rough ground may be included so it is necessary to have suitable footwear.

JANUARY

FEBUARY

MARCH

29th Easter Egg Trail and Fun Day behind the Main Car Park 10 30-3pm

APRIL

MAY

12th The FOHH wil have a stand by the Main Car Park and also the Heathland Trail will be officialy opened.

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

18th FOHH Stand by the Main Car Park.

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

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© Peter Denyer, Headley Village Website 2006