14/2/18 - important notice - bird flu
Please be aware that cases of Bird Flu have been confirmed locally at Amwell Nature Reserve in Hertfordshire. Also, 5 dead birds have been found in Cassiobury Park, Watford.
If anyone sees a dead bird on the reserve please do not touch it! Please call the Maple Lodge contact number 07580 535986 to report the sighting and we will alert the relevant authorities.
Maple Lodge Nature Reserve
Maple Lodge Nature Reserve consists of 40 acres of lakes, marsh, hedgerows and woodland. It is owned by Thames Water who lease it to the volunteer members of the Maple Lodge Conservation Society.
The reserve is one of Hertfordhire's hidden secrets and is home to a rich variety of wildlife including waterfowl, woodland birds, bats and butterflies. There are two lakes and many hides to explore around the reserve, some of which have wheelchair access.
The reserve can be accessed by members of the Society all the year round. Membership of the Society is open to anyone with an interest in conservation and natural history. Details regarding membership and access can be found on the Membership page of this web site.
The Society organises open days and other events throughout the year when members of the public can visit the reserve. Details of upcoming events can be found on the Events page.
access to the reserve
Anyone who wishes to visit the reserve must make an appointment with the Society for a guided tour. Please give as much notice as possible, as it is unlikely that a tour can be arranged at short notice.
The Society welcomes visits from interested groups and individuals. For more details please contact the Society.
Where to find us
Maple Lodge Close, Maple Cross, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 9SN
local transport links
Rickmansworth Railway Station is 2.3 miles away and is served by Chiltern Railways and London Underground's Metropolitan Line.
Arriva bus service 324 leaves Rickmansworth Railway Station every 30 minutes and takes 8 minutes to arrive at The Cross, Maple Cross.
Service 724 leaves Rickmansworth Railway Station roughly every 60 minutes and takes 8 minutes to arrive at The Cross, Maple Cross.
Service 724 also stops in Denham and Uxbridge, for those travelling from that direction to the reserve.