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Purwell Meadows

Purwell Meadows

A mixture of meadow land and wetlands, the River Purwell flows through Purwell Meadows and joins the River Hiz further downstream in Walsworth. If you are lucky, you may spot kingfishers which are native to the area. Nearby facilities for play and recreation, make this a place to visit for all the family.

Features and activities

  • Walks through wildlife rich areas
  • Basketball court
  • Play area for young children
  • Football pitch
  • Youth shelter
  • Good for dog walking – please keep dogs under control
  • All sports pitches need to be pre-booked through John O'Conner


  • On street parking
  • Disabled access
  • Bus stops on Purwell Lane


If you want to find out how you can get involved in keeping this natural habitat special visit the Countryside Rights of Way.

Greenspace Action Plan

The Countryside Management Service is currently developing a new five year Greenspace Action Plan for Purwell Meadows in Hitchin, on behalf of North Herts Council. Below is the briefing document and further engagement on a draft plan will take place in January 2022. We welcome your comments on the proposed objectives and on the future management of Purwell Meadows.

Please return your comments using the contact details below by Monday 1 November at the latest.

FAO Elgan Adlard, Countryside and Rights of Way, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DN


Phone: 01922 588935



Purwell Lane, Hitchin
United Kingdom