Newland Grove Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Parking informationPark at Little Waltham Meadows and walk down the green lane, along the footpath down the river (1300m - slightly less than a mile)
Circular path around the reserve
Un-surfaced paths can be muddy in places
When to visit
Opening timesAccessible at all times
Best time to visitSpring
About the reserve
Although small in size, this diverse nature reserve boasts over 230 species of plants among the rough grassland, thorn thicket and woodland habitats.
Yellow Cowslips and Hairy Violets bloom in the spring while by midsummer, the path to the river is awash with colour, from purple Knapweed to yellow Common St Johns Wort. Flitting among the wildflowers are many Butterfly species, while along the river Kingfisher feed.
Walk through the woodland, passing Pale Wood Violets, Twayblade Orchids and Wood Spurge and listen to the woodland birds singing amongst the trees.