Know before you go
Parking informationFor both reserves there is no official parking but parking can be found on The Roundings near to The College Arms pub.
Reasonably hard paths, with some muddy patches in wet weather.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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.
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
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).