Gobions Wood, Hertfordshire: A Magical Place To Explore

Today we visited Gobions Wood in Hertfordshire for the first time, which we discovered from a useful list of local nature reserves on Herts Wildlife Trust website. 

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The first section of our walk took us past beautiful meadows, where moths and butterflies fluttered around us as we walked. 

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We then reached the entrance to the wood…

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Honestly, I have never felt quite so overwhelmed (and almost intimidated!) walking into a wood. I literally got tingles down my spine and a surge of excitement in my tummy. 

Two huge ancient trees guard either side of the path as you enter, towering above everything, watching over the rest of the woodland…

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It looks like something out of a film; like walking into a Lord Of The Rings set or somewhere…

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I love the colours and the way the lower leaves create a whispy appearance, almost motioning to the path…

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Squiggle found this and asked me to take a photo…

She loved exploring…

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It is a magical, enchanting place to explore and we hope to return soon! 

5 thoughts on “Gobions Wood, Hertfordshire: A Magical Place To Explore”

  1. I had the great good fortune to grow up only a short walk from this wonderful place, so it has been a part of my life for over 60 years. In that time, I have travelled extensively, and now live in Greece, but I still visit whenever I get the chance. You would be hard pressed to find so much diversity in such a small region in and otherwise undistinguished part of the world. You should see it when the bluebells are out, or when it is covered in snow!

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful! I love that there’s a combination of woods and farms. Such a great place to take pictures – and yours look great!

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