Tewin Orchard

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Tewin Orchard represents an almost extinct feature of the English countryside: that of small village orchards with varied and often local fruit trees. Today not only is the orchard good for apples and pears but many forms of wildlife, including the rare white letter hairstreak butterfly. In autumn and winter the windfall apples attract large numbers of redwings, fieldfares and blackbirds. Other birds using the orchard include yellowhammers, greenfinches. linnets and goldfinches.

Near by is Hopkyns Wood which is a shady oak and hornbeam wood with ground flora dominated by bluebells and garlic-smelling rasmons in springtime. Its real secret is the old and complex badger sett.

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Hopkyns Wood, Tewin Orchard And Hopkyns Wood


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The meadow adjoining the wood and leading up to a mammal watching hide also belongs to the Trust and is used by badgers and other animals, providing a safe 'corridor' from the wood to the orchard and somewhere for them to forage for food. The reserves mammal watching hide is available for bookings throughout the summer months, through the Herts and Middlesex Badger Group

Opening Times:

April - Mid October

Booking Information:

See Here for detail.


How to get here


On the B1000 from Welwyn Garden City to Hertford, turn left through Tewin village. Carry on towards Burnham Green, passing Tewin cricket ground on the left. Immediately after a bend in the road, take a small right turning into Tewin Orchard, parking just inside the reserve gate entrance.


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