Welcome to Wash Lane Common Nature Reserve.
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Site of historical interest
The Mimmshall Brook runs the length of the site on its way to Water End a few miles to the north. Here there is a group of fifteen swallow holes at the geological boundary between chalk and London clay, and the brook disappears underground. As it passes through Wash Lane Common, you may see a kingfisher or even a grass snake along the stream.
Open glade amongst the meadow with benches
A seasonal pond to provide valuable habitat
Wash Lane Common Nature Reserve is a unique spot, a wild and undisturbed space in which you can escape the bustle of the neighbouring motorway services.
Take the opportunity for a short walk on our 500m easy-access trail, to stretch your legs and enjoy the health benefits of regular physical activity. Or why not stop for a picnic at one of the benches and picnic tables along the stream?
Please help us keep this park clean by putting your litter and dog waste in the bins provided.
2 hour free parking is available at South Mimms Services
Directions can be found herePublic Transport Information:
The site is a two mile (45 minute) walk from Potters Bar railway station. Buses running between Potters Bar and Borehamwood stop at the motorway service area.
For travel details visit www.intalink.org.uk, contact Intalink 0300 123 4050 or Travelline 0871 200 2233.Cycling:
The National Cycleway 12 goes through the common
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