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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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Nearby nature reserves

College Lake
1 miles - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
Tring Reservoirs
3 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Alpine Meadow
4 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Off Northfield Road, Tring
Tring
Hertfordshire
HP23 5QW
Map reference
SP 951 129
Great for...
butterflies
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
11.50 hectares
Status
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Access
Open access to the site. Some steep slopes and muddy footpaths may make wheelchair access difficult, especially in winter months. Parking is available in the lay-by near the reserve.
Walking information
Ridgeway National Trail runs through the reserve.
Parking
Park in layby nearby
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Yes Shetland sheep
Reserve manager
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01727 858901
info@hmwt.org