Cowslip Meadow is a bit of a hidden gem right here in Luton. It’s a County Wildlife Site and a proper natural oasis where you can spot all sorts of wildlife.

This meadow is actually the most important wetland habitat we’ve got in Luton. The Riddy Brook starts here from springs on the meadow, creating a patchwork of ponds and pools. You’ll also find some drier spots with chalky banks, and clumps of hawthorn and osier dotted along the stream.

The place is also called The Riddy, which is how Riddy Lane got its name. It’s actually pretty important – Natural England even made it a Site of Special Scientific Interest back in October 2020.

If you’re wondering where it’s hidden, it’s close to the A6 in north Luton, surrounded by houses and backing onto Icknield High School. Easy to get to for a nice walk or bit of nature watching.

Where to find: New Bedford Road, Luton LU3 2JA