Hertfordshire Heath

Hertfordshire Heath  (c) Josh Kubale 

One of a very few patches of surviving heathland in Hertfordshire which supports a special mix of wildlife.

Location

Hertford Heath
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 7PW

OS Map Reference

TL 351 108
A static map of Hertford Heath

Know before you go

Size
28 hectares

Entry fee

Free

Parking information

For both reserves there is no official parking but parking can be found on The Roundings near to The College Arms pub.

Access

Reasonably hard paths, with some muddy patches in wet weather.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

This nature reserve is split into two sites – The Roundings, a rare Hertfordshire open heathland, and Goldingtons, an area of mixed secondary woodland.

On The Roundings, the southern section of the reserve, plants such as heather, heath bedstraw, tormentil and gorse are among some of the heathland species to be found and the ponds and heath are home to good numbers of reptiles and amphibians. Goldingtons, the northern section of the reserve, consists of hornbeam coppice and oak and birch woodland. 

 

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Directions

Site entrance: Hertford Heath is split into two sites either side of the B1197 in Hertford Heath village.

Access by road: From the B1197 turn into The Roundings, park next to The
College Arms.
Goldingtons: From The College Arms pub cross London Road, follow Heath Lane opposite the pub and the entrance is on your right. There’s another clearly signposted entrance
on at the end of Mount Pleasant.
The Roundings: the entrance is close to The College Arms pub – a short down the road on the right.

Access by public transport
Bus:
341, 641 – College Arms pub.
Rail: Hertford East (2.3 miles), Hertford North (3 miles). 

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