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 in partnership with North Hertfordshire District Council to produce a new Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for Weston Hills in Baldock.

As part of the GAP production process, we are now running the second of two periods of engagement, inviting comments from stakeholders and the local community on a draft version of the GAP.

To comment on the draft GAP, please send responses to michael.poole@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Please return comments by 21 March 2021.