Friends of Tiptree Heath
In Memory
Fred Boot
It is with sadness that we have to announce that Fred Boot passed away suddenly on 19 July. He was, for over 50 years, instrumental in the restoration of Tiptree Heath back to its former state of rare lowland heathland. He was a very knowledgeable man, but was also a friend to anyone involved on the Heath. Our thoughts are with Peggy and their children, Philip and Susan.
Thank you Fred, the best friend of Tiptree Heath, you will be greatly missed.
About Us
Where we are
Tiptree Heath is on the south west of Tiptree, which is roughly 14km south-west of Colchester, Essex.
The car park is accessed from the B1022 (Maldon Road). Click here for a Google Map.
Who we are
The Friends of Tiptree Heath, a group of volunteers who are a registered charity, work to restore the heathland. The management committee, with partner groups, draw up an annual work programme.
The work is carried out by volunteers, who clear ponds, and invasive scrub & trees.

Additional policies are:
  • Maintain the amenity aspects of the Heath
  • Preserve the fabric of the existing lowland heath
  • Return the area of heather to the extent of cover at 1960
  • Manage the site for the benefit of lowland heath wildlife
  • Further biodiversity management
  • Comply with all legal and other obligations
Throughout the year volunteers help to maintain the heath. If you are interested in volunteering please see Work Parties page.

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