Weston Hills

Access

  • On foot from Woodland Way / Chiltern Road and Ivel Way
  • Car parking available at Hatch Lane, off London Road

Features

  • Nature reserve
  • Dog walking

Description

Weston Hills in Baldock was officially declared a Local Nature Reserve in July 2012 following the completion of a joint venture to improve the site and protect the wildlife. Improvements include new and improved access for the public, 1.25km of new resurfaced pathways and new signs for people to learn about the local nature. Areas of rare and valuable chalk grassland have been restored for wildlife to protect and enhance their habitat.

The grassland is rich in wild flowers including orchids and the woodland attracts many bird species. The site has some interesting archaeology including ancient cultivation terraces and chalk workings. There are many paths throughout although some are steep. The site is carefully managed to keep a mixed habitat and encourage wildlife to flourish.

Contacts

Friends of Baldock Green Spaces
Countryside Management Service

Greenspace Action Plan 2020-25

The Countryside and Rights of Way Service at Hertfordshire County Council is working with North Hertfordshire District Council to produce a new five-year Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for Weston Hills, Baldock.

We would welcome your input to help shape the new GAP, which will cover management of the site for the period 2021-26.

A briefing document has been produced which outlines the aims and objectives for the new GAP. You are invited to comment on the briefing document and feedback received will help develop the forthcoming plan.

To comment on the briefing document please send responses to:

email: gemma.worswick@hertfordshire.gov.uk
phone: 01992 555710

Please return comments by 14 June 2020.