Mosaic map to aid visitors on Heath

City officers are backing the plans and have suggested it be placed at the Highgate Road entrance to the Heath

Monday, 31st January — By Dan Carrier

Hampstead Heath

A MOSAIC map of Hampstead Heath could be installed at the open space after managers were approached by artists hoping to create it.

The London School of Mosaic (LSoM), based in Gospel Oak, is embarking on an art project that would see them create a scale relief map using tiles. With notes added to identify fauna and flora, it would both celebrate the Heath and offer a swathe of information to help visitors.

The artists say the map – which could be around five metres long by five metres wide – could be placed on the ground near the Parliament Hill Fields bandstand.

The proposal, seen this week by the Heath’s Consultative Committee, added: “We are focusing on the south of the Heath purely because it is adjacent to LSoM on Mansfield Road.

“However, any appropriate location on the Heath would be possible. It is a very direct way to engage with the Heath as it quite literally sends visitors to its far-flung corners and delights.”

City officers are backing the plans and have suggested it be placed at the Highgate Road entrance to the Heath.

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