Alpine Meadow Nature Reserve, Alpine Meadow, Berkhamsted, UK
Alpine Meadow is a 0.4-hectare nature reserve, managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust near Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire. The site sits in the Ashridge woodlands and is a rare example of unimproved grass chalkland. The meadow and woodland are steeply sloped.
The site is open all year round, with the best time to visit anywhere between April and August.
There are a good variety of birds that are regularly sighted here including green woodpeckers and many types of finches. Season highlights of the spring attract birds such as Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. During the winter months, you can expect to see Blue Tits, Coal Tits and Long-tailed Tits.
There aren't any official car parks at the site, but most people tend to park on the side of the road near Bridgewater School in Berkhamsted. From here, it's a 0.9-mile walk on the footpath to the north to the entrance of the reserve.
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