Bernards Heath is a unique green space, close to the centre of St Albans, consisting of playing and sports fields and established woodlands which harbour a wide variety of wildlife. (Click here to see a map of the Heath.) It has a fascinating history dating back to the Dark Ages and is the site of one of the major battles of the Wars of the Roses. In Victorian times it was the site of clay pits and brick making from which much of St Albans is built.
The Friends of Bernards Heath believe that the Heath provides an exceptional natural amenity for the locality and the Society exists in order to protect, preserve and where appropriate enhance the Heath for the benefit of the neighbourhood as a whole. Membership provides you with a forum to express your opinions about the Heath and an opportunity to help preserve it for future generations.