Friends of Therfield Heath and Greens

Friends of Therfield Heath and Greens

A hardy group of twenty five people led by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, archaeologist and curator of Hitchin Museum, walked the Barrows of Therfield Heath. It was cold, wet and windy but Keith made our walk so fascinating it didn’t matter! There is one neolithic long barrow and a number of bronze age round barrows on the Heath. Keith explained the findings from the archaeological digs and the types of burials at different periods. We were shown evidence of ancient tracks that crossed the Heath and ridges showing areas that were farmed to produce food during the Napoleonic wars. He also told us about a recent LIDAR survey which has shown up many more features in the landscape that archaeologists are examining. Keith explained the current thoughts on the mile ditches and much, much, more.

This event was very over subscribed so we plan to have Keith back in the autumn for another archeological walk.
When the details are confirmed they will go up on the Friends What’s On calendar

What’s On
– Easter Egg Hunt Sunday 10th April. Organised by The Friends of Therfield Heath. 2pm to 4pm. Last entry 3.30pm. Children can search for painted stones on the Heath and exchange them for a small prize. Entry £1 per child. Start at the woods the other side of the car park. Look out for the Friends banner.

– Spring Flower Walk Saturday 23rd April 2pm to 3.30pm. Expert led walk to spot the Spring flowers on the Heath organised by The Friends of Therfield Heath. Booking essential. Phone Janet on 01763 2247064 to reserve your place. Members £5, non members £7. Meet Sun Hill car park.

For details of all events and more information on the Friends of Therfield Heath visit