You'll definitely need wellies up at Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve right now, but it's worth the tramp through mud to see the new arch carving.
If you head up along the river towards the chalky (where all the dogs love to swim), there's a couple of new viewing platforms and lots to see.
Kingfisher sightings are rare but there are always keen bird-watchers out with their binoculars.
If you have a dog, they'll love scampering around, although you probably won't see many birds.
There's been a huge amount of work done to improve the environment and it's a lovely place to spend a couple of hours.
The new arch carving has just been finished and it's well worth a visit.
31st May 2012
Writer and sax player. Brought up in Hitchin and - apart from uni and some ensuing madness of life in London - I've always lived here.