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Lemsford Springs

A fascinating array of habitats: shallow spring-fed lagoons, marsh, willow woodland, hedgerow and meadow - fantastic for winter birdwatching, as the lagoons never freeze over.

Lemsford Springs is a small nature reserve and contains an old watercress bed which is a valuable habitat - particularly for waterbirds, as it does not freeze in cold winter weather. Water rail, snipe, and the green sandpiper may be seen from the hides. The green sandpiper feeds on the shrimps which are abundant in the freshwater lagoons. The lagoons also support fifty species of water snail.

 

PLEASE NOTE - This reserve is accessed by a key. Contact the warden Barry Trevis, who lives next door to the reserve, on 01707 335517.

 

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Stanborough Reedmarsh
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Tewinbury
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Reserve information

Location
Lemsford Village
Lemsford
Hertfordshire
AL8 7TN
Map reference
TL 222 123
Great for...
a family day out
birdwatching
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Nov - Feb
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
4.00 hectares
Access
Access to the reserve is by permit only. Contact the warden Barry Trevis, who lives next door to the reserve, on 01707 335517.
Walking information
Wellington boots when wet
Parking
Park in cul-de-sac next to reserve entrance, just off roundabout.
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01727 858901
info@hmwt.org