Please remember that Therfield Heath is Common land for everyone, so it should only be used in such a way as not to interfere with any of the other people who have an equal right to use it. To keep up to date, please do follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Walking on site – please remember that much of the site is a nature reserve and much of it is also a golf course. Please be respectful to nature and please be very aware of people playing golf when you walk on site as golf balls can cause serious injury. If you are walking across the course, please demonstrate common courtesy by checking for golfers playing before doing so and not unnecessarily holding up play. More info for walkers and dog walkers…

The Friends of Therfield Heath run events and raise money to support the Heath, so consider becoming a member and attending some of their events if you are interested. You can also follow them on Facebook.


Many sporting activities take place on Therfield Heath. Please contact the organisations directly if you want more information or are interested in joining them.

Golf: A large area of Therfield Heath is a golf course. If you are interested in playing the course, get in touch with Royston Golf Club. The Golf Club maintain and manage a large part of the site.

Cafe bar: The Heath cafe bar is adjacent to the main car park and offers everything from tea and cake to full meals with indoor and outdoor seating available

Rugby: Royston Rugby Club use and maintain a number of pitches. They are used for training sessions and matches during the week and at weekends.

Tennis: The tennis courts are run by Royston Tennis Club and the coaching is supplied by MF Tennis. There is a comprehensive list of coaching sessions for all ages and abilities, in groups or one-to-one.

Archery: Royston Archery Club uses an area of Therfield Heath on Sundays. They welcome beginners and offer access to training as well as competitions.

Football: Royston Town Youth FC maintain and make use of the old hockey pitch for some of their training sessions.

Runners: Royston Runners are based on Therfield Heath and meet for training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Sunday mornings. They also hold annual races such as the Harvest Trail.

Health Walks: Royston Health Walks is a group who meet at the Heath cafe every Wednesday at 1.30pm for a leisurely walk and chat.

Other events throughout the year

Royston in Blue is a 5k charity event run annually on the Heath. Many hundreds of people of all ages take part, it is open to everyone.

John Lawson’s circus usually visits annually in September

Thurston’s fair usually visits annually in May.

Royston Kite Festival is an annual charity event in August, run in conjunction with an historic vehicle show, by the Rotary Club of Royston

Outdoor fitness groups with permits to operate on site

Commercial dog walkers with permits to operate on site

At the moment there are no commercial dog walkers who have permits to operate on site.