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Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve

Pirton, Hitchin SG5 3RP, UK

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About Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve

Oughtonhead Common is a Local Nature Reserve with a wide variety of wildlife habitats. The River Oughton flows alongside the common. Park seats are installed at various locations by the riverside making it a pleasant place to relax and enjoy. The site has a variety of habitats, including wet and dry woodland, the river margin and fen areas. Willow, reed and rush were formerly grown and harvested in the wetter areas, and there was a corn mill at the eastern end. Birds include kingfishers, water

Attractions near Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve

British Schools Museum2.43km from Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve

The British Schools Museum in Hitchin bills itself as the 'Home of the Education Revolution', a bold claim but one that has a great deal of truth about it. The museum is built around an authentic early Victorian school established in the 1830s and is remarkably unaltered since it was opened. It includes a monitorial schoolroom based on the educational theories of Joseph Lancaster for 300 boys, which opened in 1837, and a rare galleried classroom, dating from 1853.

Hitchin Lavender3.04km from Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve

Hitchin Lavender is a lavender farm attraction close to both London and Cambridge. The farm has some spectacular views of rural Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and there are many interesting walks in the surrounding area. It attracts a lot of tourists here and also this picturesque spot is also a good venue for film shoots too.

Pegsdon Hills and Hoo Bit Nature Reserve4.75km from Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve

Pegsdon Hills and Hoo Bit is a 79-hectare nature reserve in Pegsdon in Bedfordshire. It offers some of the best views in the county. In spring, moschatel, or town-hall clock, named after the arrangement of its flowers, can be found in the woodland, while dingy and grizzled skipper butterflies flutter around in the grassland.

Standalone Farm5.27km from Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve

Standalone Farm is a great place to take the kids for a day out. A small working show farm set in 170 acres of Hertfordshire countryside.  A delightful small working show farm set in 125 acres of farmland on the outskirts of Letchworth.  The sights and sounds of newborn lambs, calves, and chicks delight the visitors. Ducks waddle around the farmyard and paddle happily in Pix Brook, which meanders through the farm.

Norton Common5.85km from Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve

Norton Common is a 25.7-hectare park and Local Nature Reserve in the centre of Letchworth Garden City.  It is a park which is  perfect for walks and picnics and  it also offers 63 acres of unspoiled grass and woodland, tennis courts, bowling green and outdoor pool.

Howard Park5.89km from Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve

Howard Park and Gardens is a vital green space in the heart of the town surrounded by mature trees and with formal gardens around the bowls area. It also has quiet areas for reading or relaxation.  Created as a central part of the world’s first garden city in Letchworth the park continues to play an important role in the life of Letchworth and makes a significant contribution to the quality of life of those who live and work in or visit the town.

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Hertfordshire is one of the home counties in southern England.  The county covers an area of 634 square miles. The county derives its name from a hart and a ford, used as the components of the county's coat of arms and of the flag. Hertfordshire County Council is based in Hertford, once the main market town.