SP8914 : The Entrance to the Millhoppers Butterfly Reserve

taken 4 years ago, near to Long Marston, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

The Entrance to the Millhoppers Butterfly Reserve
The Entrance to the Millhoppers Butterfly Reserve
The main part of the reserve is beyond the gate, but the footpath, which runs from Wilstone towards Astrope Lane and Long Marston, is also part of the reserve but fenced off from it.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 January, 2016   (more nearby)
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Monday, 25 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Grassland  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8996 1486 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.5077N 0:41.7655W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8997 1486
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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