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Long Deans

A picturesque valley of pasture and old parkland near Hemel Hempstead with magnificent oak, beech, ash and wild cherry trees.

Long Deans Nature Reserve is noted for its grassland floral communities, butterflies, birds and other invertebrates. The site is home to UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) priority species - common linnet, common bullfinch and song thrush. Long Deans is also noted for veteran trees, which provide habitat for fungi, invertebrates, hole-nesting birds and bats.


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Nearby nature reserves

Longspring Wood
1 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Frogmore Meadow
5 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Cassiobury Park LNR
5 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Bunkers Lane off the A4147
Hemel Hempstead
Map reference
TL 075 047
Great for...
ancient trees
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
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15.00 hectares
There are no public footpaths but the meadows are open to pedestrian access.
Walking information
There are no public rights of way but the meadow is open to pedestrian access. There is a path through one end of the wood. Combine with Bunkers Park circular walk.
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01727 858901