Iron Latch Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Parking informationPark on Halstead Road then take the public footpath Northwards across the railway line and the reserve entrance is 200m on the right hand side
Grazing animalsOccasionally animals on site
A footpath leads around the reserve
There is a rough track to reserve entrance then occasional muddy paths, with gentle slopes
When to visit
Opening timesAccessible at all times
Best time to visitSpring and summer for flowers, late summer is good for Glow-worms
About the reserve
In the warmer months, walk through the wood and around the edges of the beautiful flower filled meadow, home to recovering colonies of Green-winged and Common Spotted Orchids. Wild and Barren Strawberries along with Birdsfoot Trefoil flowers spot the meadow with their white and yellow flowers, which in turn attract many butterfly species including Common Blues. The rich purple sheen of a Purple Hair Streak butterfly can also often be seen among the leaves of the hedgerows or flitting through the meadow.
In autumn, the woodland is transformed into a sea of golden leaves and red tones.
Did you know?
Glow-worms can be seen here on some summer evenings