SP8914 : On the Footpath to the Millhoppers Butterfly Reserve

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

On the Footpath to the Millhoppers Butterfly Reserve
On the Footpath to the Millhoppers Butterfly Reserve
The footpath sign on Watery Lane (see SP8914 : On the way to the Millhoppers Butterfly Reserve) can just be seen in the distance.
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.
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Saturday, 11 April, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 25 January, 2016
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8998 1484 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.4967N 0:41.7484W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8996 1486
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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