Tewinbury

Tewinbury
Site of Special Scientific Interest
River Mimram and Orchard Meadow, Tewinbury 3.JPG
River Mimram with Orchard Meadow on the right
LocationHertfordshire
Grid referenceTL264139
InterestBiological
Area7.5 hectares
Notification1984
Location mapMagic Map

Tewinbury is a 7.5-hectare (19-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest near Tewin in Hertfordshire. The local planning authority is East Hertfordshire District Council,[1][2] and the site is managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust[3]

The site borders the River Mimram. It has alluvial meadows and marshes which are rare in lowland Britain. There are areas of swamp and tall fens, with plants including butterbur and angelica. Otters have been observed on the riverbank, in possibly the only site in the county. There is also an area of ash and willow woodland. There is a lagoon which has a two storey hide for observing birds and water voles.[1][3]

Access to the site is in the drive to the Tewin Bury Farm Hotel on Hertford Road. There is a car park, which also serves the hotel, but no public access apart from the hide and a small area called Orchard Meadow behind the car park.

References

  1. ^ a b "Tewinbury citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Map of Tewinbury". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Tewinbury". Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 22 March 2015.

Coordinates: 51°48′34″N 0°10′04″W / 51.8095°N 0.1679°W / 51.8095; -0.1679