Know before you go
Parking informationThere is no official parking. Park on Toms Lane.
Level route through the wood that can be muddy in wet weather.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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.
Spring: Blackcap, bluebell, wild cherry.
Summer: Blue tit, great tit,nuthatch.
Autumn/ Winter: Goldfinch, King Alfred’s Cakes
fungi, long-tailed tit, wood mouse.
Site entrance: The main entrance is a narrow path running between the houses 152a and 154 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).
Work parties at Longspring Wood have been kindly supported by Abbots Langley Parish Council.