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Walking is great exercise - and you can enjoy the wildlife too on our nature reserves.

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Gobions Wood, Brookmans Park

Explore the magic that is Gobions Wood in Brookmans Park. Discover the many sights and sounds of the woodland, from stunning wildflowers to stupendous trees, including the impressive giant sequoias.

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Taking children? Try our Gobions Wood Adventure Trail

Balls Wood, Hertford Heath

A fantastic place to spot butterflies and dragonflies, Balls Wood Nature Reserve is great for walking too, with lots of long wide rides to stretch your legs on. 

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Taking children? Try our Balls Wood Adventure Trail

Fox Covert and Therfield Heath, Royston

Combine a walk across wonderful chalk grassland with one of the largest colonies of pasqueflowers in the UK with a lovely beech woodland stroll.

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Stocker's Lake, Rickmansworth

A large lake with a circular walk, which is home to the largest heronry in Hertfordshire and a great place to spot all sorts of water birds.

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Broad Colney Lakes, London Colney

Grest crested grebes can be spotted here on a walk around the lakes, as well as wonderful displays of water lilies in the summer.  Please note: a short section of path around Long Lake is currently closed for safety reasons; see on-site signage for more information

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Pryor's Wood, Stevenage

Marvel at the bluebells in the springtime at this lovely woodland, where you might also see and hear a variety of birds in the trees.

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More than 40 special places to discover!

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