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Aldbury Nowers

Situated on the Chiltern escarpment, this reserve supports splendid wildflowers and over thirty species of butterfly.

Aldbury Nowers comprises two areas of hillside linked by The Ridgeway. The warm south-facing slopes host the small but beautiful flowers of chalk grassland including common milkwort, common rock rose, clustered bellflower and lady's bedstraw. The reserve is one of the finest butterfly habitats in Hertfordshire with Essex skippers, marbled whites, green hairstreak, brown argus, and the scarce grizzled and dingy skippers. It is also very good for other invertebrates such as solitary bees and wasps.


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Reserve information

Off Northfield Road, Tring
HP23 5QW
Map reference
SP 951 129
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Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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11.50 hectares
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Open access to the site. Steep slopes and muddy footpaths. Not suitable for wheelchairs. Parking is available in the lay-by near the reserve.
Walking information
Ridgeway National Trail runs through the reserve.
Park in layby nearby
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Yes Shetland sheep
Reserve manager
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01727 858901