Know before you go
Parking informationNo official parking. Park on the residential road or in the car park on Moffats Lane.
Fairly solid woodland paths and some boarded walkways.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July, September to November
About the reserve
This rich reserve is primarily woodland but also includes grassland, hedges and ponds. 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 and is particularly good for fungi; 558 species have been found – with two of these being new records for the UK and over 100 of which are rare or scarce in Hertfordshire.
Spring: Bluebells, blackcap, chiffchaff, moshatel, wood anemone, wood sorrel.
Summer: Buzzard, great spotted woodpecker, longtailed tit, nuthatch.
Autumn: 558 recorded fungi including chicken of the woods.
Winter: Goldcrest, redwing, sparrowhawk.
Site entrance:Various footpaths lead into the reserve from:
- Mymms Drive
- car park on Jonas Way, Moffats Lane
- Blue House Hill public footpath.
Access by road: From Potters Bar head north on A1000 Great North Road for two miles. Turn left into Mymms Drive. The reserve entrance is 0.2 miles on the left.
Access by public transport
Bus: 200,201, 312, 610, 841, 841A) – Great North Way nr Mymms Drive (0.2 miles).
Rail: Brookmans Park (0.6 miles).