Therfield Heath

Today I travelled to Therfield Heath with the intention of taking some landscape photographs, but what I came back with was a lot different from what I had envisaged. This seems to be a common theme with me, not that I am complaining…at least I got a couple of images that I was happy with and had a nice walk on the heath along the way.

Therfield Heath is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest and Local Nature Reserve on the chalk escarpment just north of Therfield, Hertfordshire; since it lies south-west of the town of Royston it is also known locally as Royston Heath. It has a testing racetrack for horses on its slopes and is a popular spot with dog walkers and birdwatchers. The Heath has a common on which sheep are still regularly grazed.

The site offers very good views towards the north, over the valley of the Cam as far as Cambridge. The Heath is a golf course but nevertheless provides some fine walking. At the foot of the heath sits the thriving Heath Sports Club (HSC), with facilities including a gym, squash courts, bar and bistro. The HSC is home also home to Royston Hockey Club, Royston Rugby Club & Royston Runners amongst others.

 

Wikipedia. 2013. Therfield Heath. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therfield_Heath [Accessed: 14 Dec 2013].

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Therfield Heath
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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Therfield Heath
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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Therfield Heath
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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Therfield Heath
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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Therfield Heath
© Richard Brochu-Williams

Stereographic Projection

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Therfield Heath | Golf Course
© Richard Brochu-Williams

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