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Therfield Heath
LNR Type: Rural
County: Hertfordshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1973
Declaring Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
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Grid Reference: TL 344 401
Location: Therfield Heath, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8
Owned by: Therfield Regulation Trust
Managed by: The Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens
SSSI Type: Biological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: From Royston take the A505 bypass towards Baldock. Take the first exit at roundabout with the Little Chef. Take right turn signposted Therfield.
Park in layby a little way along this road, on the left. Cross the road and walk through the metal gate.
The reserve is a 5 minute walk along the woodland trail.

Rail: Royston (two minutes walk from Therfield Heath).
Visitor facilities: Street parking
Footpath runs through the reserve, with some steep slopes.
What to see: Church Hill on Therfield Heath is renowned for its large colony of rare pasque flowers which bloom in early spring. Grassland herbs include bastard toadflax, lesser meadow rue and spotted cat's-ear. Other typical chalk grassland flowers include horseshoe vetch, squinancywort and the nationally rare field fleawort, together with wild candytuft and five species of orchid.
During winter you can see fieldfares and redwings, while meadow pipits and skylarks are present all year round.
In summer several species of butterfly can be seen including the brown argus and the largest colony of chalkhill blues in Hertfordshire
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups:
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Please see the Therfield Heath and Greens website contact page:

or Telephone The Clerk on 07847 485 953
Website address and other links:

Last updated: 20/11/2014
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