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Gobions Wood

A fantastic woodland for bluebells and anemones in the spring - and diverse fungi in the autumn.

This reserve is a rich site that is primarily woodland but includes grassland, hedges, ponds and other wetland areas. Much of the woodland is ancient. It also contains remnants of a landscaped 18th Century 'Pleasure Gardens'. The woodland is renowned locally for its display of bluebells in May. The reserve is particularly good for fungi. 558 species have been found - with two of these new records for the UK and over 100 which are rare or scarce in Hertfordshire!


Please note the bluebell bridge at Gobions Wood is currently closed. 


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Visit our Feel Better Outdoors page to download a Healthy Walks Leaflet and Children's Adventure Trail for Gobions Wood


Nearby nature reserves

Fir and Pond Woods
2 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Stanborough Reedmarsh
5 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Broad Colney Lakes
5 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Gobions Wood, Next to 18 Mymms Drive
Potters Bar
Map reference
TL 249 040
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Sep - Nov
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Opening Times
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36.00 hectares

Access to the reserve is generally easy but the terrain can become difficult especially in poor weather.
Walking information
Access is generally easy although the clay soils mean the site can be wet and muddy after rainfall. Good walking shoes recommended. The swallow holes are deep and steep sided and should be viewed from a safe distance.
Limited car parking is located off Moffatts Lane, Brookmans Park. Please do not use this car park on event days; street parking is available on Mymms Drive, Moffatts Lane and The Grove. Please park with consideration to residents.
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01727 858901