SP8914 : Sheep by the bridge in the Millhoppers Reserve

taken 8 years ago, near to Long Marston, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Sheep by the bridge in the Millhoppers Reserve
Sheep by the bridge in the Millhoppers Reserve
AS the reserve is run to encourage grassland butterflies it needs managing - because if left on its own it would end up as woodland. To help encourage the grass sheep are brought to the reserve to eat the grass.
See SP8914 : Bridge over the stream in Millhoppers Reserve
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, 2 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Grassland  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8989 1497 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.5677N 0:41.8247W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8991 1496
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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