Hertfordshire has some wonderful oak-hornbeam woodlands in the south and east, but habitats have become fragmented and some have suffered through lack of management.
What the Trust is doing
Our Woodlands for People and Wildlife project has now been completed.
We carried out vital woodland restoration work and encouraged more volunteers to promote and look after the South Herts Woods area. Our project covered Balls Wood, Gobions Wood, Fir and Pond Woods, Northaw Great Wood, Danemead and Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve.
Pond creation, coppicing, scrub removal and opening up woodland rides (paths which let light in) will allow a greater diversity of woodland plants and animals to thrive.
As well as improving footpaths we installed footbridges and lots of seats and benches for wildlife-spotting opportunities... and those well-earned rests!
There are new way-marked trails and better information for visitors to the woods.
Explore the woods with our leaflets:
Balls Wood in Hertford Heath, Fir and Pond Woods near Potters Bar and Gobions Wood in Brookmans Park
- Help us to monitor wildlife in the woods - contact Alistair for more information.
- Find out more about our Wild Woods Day
- For teachers - download our woodland activity pack