Know before you go
Parking informationParking is available at Therfield Heath car park or in a small lay-by opposite the entrance gate.
Near-by - Therfield Heath; Hertfordshire Way; Icknield Way
Woodland paths that can be steep in places.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
The surrounding areas are frequented by deer and many species of birds. Nearby Therfield Heath, which can be accessed from our reserve, is one of the most extensive remaining areas of chalk grassland in eastern England with parts becoming covered in hundreds of beautiful Pasqueflowers in the spring. During winter the reserve attracts visiting birds such as fieldfare and redwing.
Spring: Buzzard, white helleborine, red kite, sparrowhawk.
Summer: Blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler.
Autumn: Chaffinch, meadow pipit, wheatear.
Winter: Blue, great, long-tailed tit, goldcrest, treecreeper.
Site entrance:Enter through the small metal gate opposite the lay-by on Therfield Road, the reserve is signposted along the woodland trail.
Access by road: From A505 take Baldock Road towards Royston, turn immediately right into road signposted Therfield and Keshall.
Access by public transport
Bus: 91 – Golf Club (1 mile)
Rail: Royston (1.7 miles)