This local gem hidden in Bushmead, is a slice of countryside right on our doorstep.

This green patch has been part of Luton’s story for centuries – you can still see traces of medieval farming if you look closely. It’s not just history though; the hill’s teeming with wildlife.

Keep your eyes peeled for butterflies, including the striking 6-spot burnet moth. Listen for skylarks and watch for red kites soaring overhead.

The hilltop view of Luton is worth the climb. Fancy a weekend wander? Follow the trails through Bradgers Hill and nearby Stopsley Common and Hay Wood.

Where to find: Bradgers Hill Rd, Luton LU2 7YN