SP8914 : On the way to the Millhoppers Butterfly Reserve

taken 11 years ago, near to Long Marston, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

On the way to the Millhoppers Butterfly Reserve
On the way to the Millhoppers Butterfly Reserve
A party walking the Black Poplar Trail LinkExternal link leave Watery Lane and enter the footpath leading to this tiny reserve.
Immediately to the left as your pass through the gateway two paths lead towards Astrope.
The Millhoppers Nature Reserve
The Millhoppers Nature reserve is a long narrow meadow between Wilstone and Long Marston, in the ancient parish of Tring. A small stream crosses the area, and on a typical April day you should see marsh marigolds and cow slips in flower, a number of butterflies, and the blackthorn will be in bloom,

Most visitors will come to see the wild life, and fail to realize that the reserve lies on the line of an ancient footpath between Wilstone village and the old church tower at Long Marston. There is another a long narrow field on the route which lines up with the road through Wilstone Village. This suggests it could be part of an old drovers road, leading south past Miswell Farm, up to higher grazing on top of the Chiltern Hills.
For more information see the Butterfly Conservation web site LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link
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Saturday, 28 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 January, 2016
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WGS84: 51:49.4968N 0:41.7571W
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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