Top things to do, places to go in and around Welwyn and Hatfield 4: Nature Reserves
6th January 2015
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If you want to get out and about to explore some of the countryside around Welwyn and Hatfield you have a number of small nature reserves on your doorstep:

Sherrardspark Wood: well-managed oak and hornbeam woods, with plenty of paths to explore

Danesbury:  historic parkland formerly part of Danesbury House. The fields are now used to raise rare-breed cattle.  Accessed from residential roads in Welwyn and by footpath from Oaklands, Potters Heath and the Codicote Road

Singlers Marsh: wet meadowland alongside the River Mimram to the north of Welwyn. Managed by cattle grazing and cutting; a rare habitat in the county

The Commons: lying to the south of the QEII Hospital, an area of oak woodland, calcareous fen, meadows, ditches and ponds

Stanborough Reed Marsh: small area to the southern end of Stanborough Lakes - with  reed beds, sedge marsh and wet willow woodland

Howe Dell: a gentle stream in a small wooded valley between Woods Avenue and the railway line accessible via Howe Dell or Honeysuckle Gardens

Oxleys Wood: small wood south of Deerswood Avenue with interesting woodland plants



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