Frogmore Meadow Nature Reserve

Frogmore Meadow

A rare lowland meadow rich in wildflowers, set in the beautiful Chess Valley.

Location

Frogmore Meadow
Chenies
Hertfordshire
WD3 6ER

OS Map Reference

TQ 022 988
A static map of Frogmore Meadow

Know before you go

Size
3 hectares

Entry fee

Free

Parking information

No official parking. Park in Sarratt Bottom or Latimer – follow the Chess Valley walk for around 0.5 miles.

Walking trails

Grass paths. The ground can be wet and marshy during the winter.

Access

Access to the reserve is from the Chess Valley Walk.

Dogs

On a lead
No dogs in enclosures. In other areas dogs are permitted on leads.

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

This reserve is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the rarity of its damp, unimproved neutral grassland habitat. The soil at Frogmore Meadow supports a very good range of grasses and meadow flowers such as yellow rattle, Devil’s-bit scabious and ragged-robin. In the summer Frogmore Meadow is a mass of beautiful wildflowers which are an important food source for many nectar feeding insects such as bees and butterflies.

Seasonal Highlights
Spring:
 Blackcap, bluebells, chiffchaff, green-winged orchid.
Summer: Betony, meadowsweet, marbled white, southern marsh orchid, meadow brown, ragged robin, ringlet, valerian, yellow rattle.
Autumn/ Winter: Fieldfare, green woodpecker, little egret, redwing.

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Directions

Site entrance:There is a signposted gated entrance 30m from the Chess Valley Walk across an area of private
land. Please stay on path.

Access by public transport
Bus:
352 – The Boot PH, Sarratt (1.6 miles).
Rail: Chalfont and Latimer or Chorleywood (2.8 miles).

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