Model Boating Pond, Hampstead Heath
Highgate #3 pond is the Model Boating Pond and it, along with a few other ponds, are open to anglers. A number of the other ponds are set aside as wildlife reserves or are purely ornamental (such as the more minor Viaduct Pond).
“Absolute madness” took hold on the Heath last Thursday as, with the Parliament Hill Lido unexpectedly closed, swimmers keen to escape the sweltering temperatures headed for the model boating lake instead.
Stock Photo by Paddy Bergin