Longspring Wood Nature Reserve

Longspring Wood Nature Reserve © Josh Kubale

Longspring Wood

This small woodland is a wildlife haven in Kings Langley, an oasis nestled behind houses.

Location

Toms Lane
Kings Langley
Hertfordshire
WD4 8NX

OS Map Reference

TL 091 035
A static map of Longspring Wood

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Parking information

There is no official parking. Park on Toms Lane.

Access

Level route through the wood that can be muddy in wet weather.

Dogs

Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

In spring the reserve has a mass of bluebells but offers a quiet refuge at any time of year. It is a good example of Hertfordshire woodland with oak, ash and hazel. In winter, flocks of tits and finches move through the wood feeding on seeds and berries.

Seasonal Highlights
Spring:
 Blackcap, bluebell, wild cherry.
Summer: Blue tit, great tit,nuthatch.
Autumn/ Winter: Goldfinch, King Alfred’s Cakes
fungi, long-tailed tit, wood mouse.

Directions

Site entrance:The main entrance is a narrow path running between the houses 154 and 156 Toms Lane.

Access by road: Head north on A4251 (Watford Road) towards Kings Langley. Turn right onto Church Lane, opposite Rose and Crown pub. Follow road (turns into Water Lane and then Toms Lane).

Access by public transport
Bus:
R8 – High View Park (0.4 miles).
Rail: Kings Langley - then get the R8 bus (1.4 miles).

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Abbots Langley Parish Council

Work parties at Longspring Wood have been kindly supported by Abbots Langley Parish Council.