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The Best Hyacinth Woods in Hertfordshire | Times Series UK News

With the easing of lockdown restrictions, now is the perfect time to take advantage of Hertfordshire’s best spots for bluebells before their short season ends in mid-May.

Hyacinths are found in former wooded areas and are protected under the Countryside Act (1981), which means it is illegal to damage them on purpose, so people should stay on the trails and be careful of do not step on them.

Here are your five best places for a dose of hyacinths:

1. The first on the list is Whippendell Wood which is next to Cassiobury Park in Watford and is a large wooded area.

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The best parking lot for bluebell woods is the Whippendell Wood Car Park, Grove Mill Lane, Chandler’s Cross, Rickmansworth, WD3 4NA.

2. Ashridge Estate, which is probably Hertfordshire’s most popular area for rural walks, is also well known for its bluebells carpeted forests.

One of the best places to see bluebells is Dockey Wood on Beacon Road (leading to Ivinghoe Beacon) which has plenty of free parking but tends to get very busy on weekends.

There is also a visitor center, toilets and cafe nearby located at Bridgewater Monument at Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LT.

3. Next on the list is Broxbourne Wood which is near Cheshunt and there is also a carving trail which makes it perfect for family walks.

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Hyacinths are found in Wormley Wood and Nut wood and there is free parking but no wood-burning facilities.

To park, head to Bencroft Wood, 38 Brickendon Lane, Brickendon, Hertford, SG13 8NU.

4. Heartwood Forest is a man-made woodland area near St Albans and among the newly planted trees are four ancient woods which are Langley Wood, Well and Pudler’s Wood, Pismire Spring and Round Wood.

Langley Wood is perhaps the best for viewing Heartland Forest Hyacinths.

You will find free parking and facilities in the nearby village of Sandridge, Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9DQ.

5. Plow wood is in Sarratt and is a good place to observe the hyacinths which are scattered among its woods overlooking the valley of chess.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-22 16:00:00