TQ2687 : Hampstead Heath - North End

taken 9 years ago, near to Hampstead, Camden, Great Britain

Hampstead Heath - North End
Hampstead Heath - North End
Also known as Sandy Heath, the trees are largely bare in this December image. The majority of trees on the gravel soil that makes up this part of the heath are Beech or Hornbeam. There are also Silver Birch trees which have much shorter lives than the other species, succumbing early to fungal attack and usually dead after around 60 years. The fungal attack weakens the trunk of the tree and many snap in strong winds - there is an example on the right of the photo. There are also many thickets of Holly on this part of the heath.
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TQ2687, 193 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 1 January, 2010
Category
Heathland > Heathland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 263 870 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.1016N 0:10.7201W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 262 870
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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