22.93 ha (56.66 acres)

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Explorer 174
OS Landranger 166

Broad Riding Wood is attractive mixed broadleaf and coniferous woodland that lies just a few miles south of Hertford and forms part of the Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve (NNR) in southern Hertfordshire. A Planted Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS) originally thought to be sessile oak/hornbeam similar to the adjacent NNR before large areas of it were planted with exotic conifers. There is a network of path including a public bridleway a stream running east to west and a large wildlife pond.


  • Parking nearby
  • Public access
  • Coniferous woodland


Broad Riding Wood Management Plan

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