Putney Heath

Continuing northwards from the Windmill up to the A3 and beyond, the plateau of Putney Heath is characterised by extensive areas of heathland, interspersed with groups of trees.

The mounds of Roehampton Hills were formed in the late 60s by spoil from the nearby A3 cutting, an ideal area for sledging when it snows!  North of the A3, the Heath is comprised of woodland and a series of open glades, including The Frying Pan, a popular area for picnicking.

The Heath was once described as ‘a wide expanse of open ground, uncultivated, where large crowds could assemble, horses could be raced, troops could be exercised and reviewed, duels could be fought and highwaymen preyed on the increasing traffic along the Portsmouth Road.’