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Monday, June 19, 2017

A new publication, Albury Walks: Discovering the Ash Valley, by the Countryside Management Service takes in the rich wildlife and history of the area. Isabel Crozier is our guide to the routes

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June 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017

The large stretch of hilly common to the west of Royston is perhaps the best-used open space in the county, offering sports, walks, festivals, rare plants and animals or just flopping at the café

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June 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

We round up five top events happening this month in Hertfordshire

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June 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

To the beat of giant drums, teams race in long boats down the Lea while spectators scream support from the riverbank. Welcome to June’s Ware Dragon Boat Regatta

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June 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017

Liz Hamilton visited the last maltsters in Herts, who are keeping the county’s long tradition of malt production alive

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May 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

From stately homes to skateparks, we have selected 22 of the best ideas for days out in Hertfordshire

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It’s spring, with new life and warmer, longer days. But if you still need inspiration to pull on your walking boots, the Countryside Management Service’s Sian Price has some great ideas

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May 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

We have hand-picked five of the best things to do around Hertfordshire this month

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May 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017

This month marks the anniversary of a bloody clash on a Herts plain that changed the fate of England. More than half a millennia on, a major project is underway to unearth its secrets. Ben Sneath explores the Battle of Barnet

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April 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017

James Pulham and Son revolutionised garden design in the Victorian era with an invention that brought Italian romance to England. Keri Jordan unearths the history of the Broxbourne company and a major project to preserve its legacy

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April 2017

Holidays

Monday, April 25, 2016

Listed in the top 10 must-visit places for 2016 by The New York Times, Toronto looks set to take centre stage this year – and with a new Air Canada route from London Gatwick starting soon, there’s never been a better time to visit. Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap discovers the highlights – in every sense of the word…

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

A cruise liner is perhaps the ultimate indulgence for a holiday and Cunard’s Queen Victoria is more floating palace than boat. Rebecca Underwood packed her ball-gowns and headed aboard

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Walks

Monday, June 19, 2017

A new publication, Albury Walks: Discovering the Ash Valley, by the Countryside Management Service takes in the rich wildlife and history of the area. Isabel Crozier is our guide to the routes

Read Full Story »
June 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It’s spring, with new life and warmer, longer days. But if you still need inspiration to pull on your walking boots, the Countryside Management Service’s Sian Price has some great ideas

Read Full Story »
May 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017

A misty walk around Whitwell clears to reveal the promise of spring for Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England

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April 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England continues her journey following the river Lea, this time from Hertford to Broxbourne

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February 2017
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England continues her inspiring route following the river Lea on the Lea Valley Walk

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Wildlife

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

After nine years, 560,000 trees and a huge community effort, a project to create the largest continuous native forest in England is nearing completion. Ben Sneath explores the hugely ambitious Heartwood Forest near St Albans

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June 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

It’s bright and cheerful, but ragwort is a potential killer. It’s the responsibility of all landowners to keepit at bay, the British Horse Society says

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June 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

With nature bursting out all over this month, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is calling on us all to do something wild each day

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June 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A pleasure to watch and key for a healthy environment, wildlife in our gardens is as important as the plants. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust gives six easy ways to make yours more wildlife friendly this year

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May 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An ancient oasis of wildlife in industrial Potters Bar is thriving thanks to traditional woodland management by man and animal power. Countryside Management Service projects officer Brian Gillam explains

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April 2017

Holidays

Monday, April 25, 2016

Listed in the top 10 must-visit places for 2016 by The New York Times, Toronto looks set to take centre stage this year – and with a new Air Canada route from London Gatwick starting soon, there’s never been a better time to visit. Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap discovers the highlights – in every sense of the word…

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

A cruise liner is perhaps the ultimate indulgence for a holiday and Cunard’s Queen Victoria is more floating palace than boat. Rebecca Underwood packed her ball-gowns and headed aboard

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