image for Nature Reserve item typeKing's Meads Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve


Off Ware to Hertford (A119) road,


River edge and scrub attract stonechat, reed bunting and warblers. Eleven species of dragonfly are found here and the reserveis also a key area for bats, kestrels, kingfishers and occasional little egret. Orchids and 23 plants not common in Hertfordshire (including the water violet) can be seen. Water Vole, although elusive are present at the meads.

Facilities for educational visits

Opening details

Open all year


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Map reference: TL 368135  Lat: 51.80420 Long: -0.01654

By Road:
From south, on roundabout off A10 take B1502 (Stansted road) - this bypasses Hertford and bring visitor out onto A119. Turn right towards Ware.


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