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Come and See the Butterflies! Sunday 22 July at 11am from Roundwood School Crossing

Join us for our annual butterfly walk of about 2 1/2 miles to see the butterflies on the Nickey Line. The Nickey Line is managed for wildlife, and over 16 different species in total have been seen on the on the last two walks, including a butterfly last year never previously recorded on the Nickey Line!

Meet at the Roundwood School Crossing, Harpendeen, and wear stout shoes. Bring a pair of near focussing binoculars if you have them

Roger 01582 763560, or email if more details needed


The Nickey Line in Hemel Hempstead Town - Tuesday 7th August at 10.40 am

This walk will be led by Roger Green and organised jointly with the Railway Ramblers. It will follow the route of the Nickey Line from Boxmoor through Hemel Hempstead, tracing what remains of the Nickey Line. The route will use footpaths, streets, a meadow, and a short length of the old railway embankment. There is the opportunity for refreshments after about 2 miles, and lunch after about 3.5 miles. The return to the start point uses a different route, although one can catch a No 500 bus back to the start point

Meet at Hemel Hempstead station for 10.40am, following the arrival of trains from Euston and Clapham Junction. Parking at the station costs £4.80 on Saturdays. Exit the station and turn left, assembling near the cycle track

Numbers are limited, and places must be booked Please contact Roger on, or phone 0i442 257030 to book a place

Bat Walk - Tuesday 4th September at 7.30 pm

This walk will be lead by Heidi Mansell (Harpenden Town Council's People and Wildlife Officer) and will start from Roundwood Halt in Harpenden. Heidi will have a very sophisticated bat detector which will enable her to easily identify a number of different species. As well as the the two common pipestrelle species we hope to detect (and see !) at least a couple of others. Booking not required but to give us an idea of likely numbers, please let Geoff know if you plan to attend ( 


Why not come along to one of our working parties and help with the management of the Nickey Line?

If you are interested, contact us with your details and we shall email you with future work parties

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