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Freshwater | Lemsford

Kingfisher (Image: Clare Gray, Herts Wildlife Trust)

King of the freshwater hunters - the Kingfisher.
Photo - Clare Gray, Herts Wildlife Trust

Lemsford is a hidden gem in the heart of the South East of England just a mile from the A1M and its thunderous traffic.

Despite its proximity to modern settlements, the Lemsford nature reserve is packed with wildlife.

Freshawter Index (Image: Bullhead) c/o Herts Wildlife Trust)

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Lemsford - Visitor Guide

Address:Great North Road, Lemsford, Hertfordshire.
Postcode AL8
Telephone: Herts Wildlife Trust - 01727 858901
Fax:Herts Wildlife Trust - 01727 854542
Map:Streetmap of Lemsford
Key attraction:Water lagoons.
Essential kit:Walking shoes. Wear wellington boots when wet.
Nature watching:Nature watching. Mammals - why not join an official trapping group to get a better look at the shrews - contact the Field Studies Council.
Getting there:Lemsford is close to Welwyn Garden City. The entrance to the Lemsford reserve is on the west of the roundabout linking the B197 with the road to Lemsford village, and junction 5 of the A1M. No access from the motorway.

Bus service to nearby Lemsford Village (five minutes walk to reserve). Nearest train station - Welwyn Garden city (25 minutes walk to reserve).
Opening times:Access is by permit only - turn up and ask for the key (advisable to ring in advance). Contact Herts Wildlife Trust for details - 01727 858901. Daylight hours.
Charges:No charge.
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