For about 6 years my family and I have visited Stanborough Lakes to do some paddling, its a tradition for us now in the summer holidays! There are obviously other places to visit in the 3 counties so here is a list of a few that you could try out :). Thank you so much to everyone that contributed information and pictures to help me put this post together. If you know of anymore please drop me an email so I can add it!
I haven’t personally visited all of these locations but I would recommend that if you are paddling take some wet shoes incase there are stones underfoot!
Location – Welwyn Garden City AL8 6DF
Location – Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3
Location – Ashwell, Hertfordshire.
This site as been very busy of late and it is only small. Please if you go be careful as the local area isnt being looked after and as a result rare and precious flowers are getting destroyed.
Location – Biggleswade – not the river ouse.
Location – Watford, WD18 7LG
Location – Barton le Clay MK45 4LA
Commons Nature Reserve
Location – Welwyn Garden City behind Commonswood School – The little stream runs through the nature eserve.
Aston Clinton Park
Location – Harpenden at the end of Crabtree lane AL5 1DT
River in Wheathampstead
Location – Behind the Bull Pub AL4 8BS
Oughtonhead Nature Reserve
Location – Hitchen SG5 3RP – I have heard that its a little difficult to find in the park itself so someone over on Facebook was nice enough to put together this map 🙂
Location – Harpenden AL5 5AQ – Park free on Lower Luton Road and it’s 1-2 mins walk to the springs