Telegraph Hill, Hertfordshire

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Telegraph Hill, Hertfordshire: Part of The Icknield Way, an ancient trackway, passes through the reserve, which is a mixture of chalk grassland and scrub fringed by old beech trees.

The hill provides a good example of the succession of vegetation from open grassland to scrub and ultimately woodland which usually happens when grazing has ceased. The scrub provides a good habitat for song birds including a small area of hazel coppice. At the far end of the reserve within an area of mature scrub are two dew ponds which support aquatic plants and creatures not normally found on a predominantly chalk hill.

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Hertfordshire, East of England, Home Counties, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Telegraph Hill Hertfordshire, Telegraph Hill Hitchin, Telegraph Hill, Telegraph Hill Lilley


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Take the B655 from Hitchin towards Barton-le-Clay. Turn right in Pegsdon village, towards Shillington. Immediately turn left and park in the layby. The reserve entrance is opposite the B655 via a public footpath. Walk across the large field towards the distant hills. Take the route that skirts the right hand side of the large escarpment, known as Barn Hole, walk across the grassland at the top towards the woodland to reach Telegraph Hill.


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