Welcome to Studio Way Woodland and Potterswood Park.
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Site of historical interest
A reminder of the former studios and its glamorous past are found in local road names remembering the stars � such as Balcon Way after film producer, Sir Michael Balcon; Grace Close after Oscar-winning film star Grace Kelly, and Lion Court named after the symbol of MGM studios.
Standing sets for some well-known films were built here and include a castle for Ivanhoe, a French ch�teau in The Dirty Dozen and a Chinese village in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness.
Many other feature films, as well as television productions including The Prisoner and UFO, were shot in and around this area.
Some of the mature oak trees dotted around the site have made cameo appearances in the background of famous films.
Studio Way Woodland is an attractive belt of natural habitats.
The woodlands are a mix of mature oak trees with remnants of old hedgerows running through them. The undergrowth of hawthorn, blackthorn and bramble creates a perfect home for small mammals and birds.
The flowering plants provide a rich source of nectar for butterflies and bees. Small patches of bluebells can be found in the more mature areas of woodland.
Bats can be seen on a warm summers evening hunting for insects in the tree canopies and if you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of a fox or even a Muntjac deer.
Listen out for the drumming of a great spotted woodpecker on the oak trees and look out for speckled wood butterflies flitting about the glades in the dappled shade.
Potterswood Park contains a play area and kickaround area for children as well picnic tables for that moment of rest amongst all the exploring.
Kelly Court Play Area is aimed at children up to the age of 8…although the mound can be climbed by all ages!
There is a locked car park accessed off Denham Way. Directions here
Street parking is available on a number of adjacent residential roads. Some restrictions do apply.Public Transport Information:
Easily accessed from the cycle lanes along Shenley Road and Elstree Way
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