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Mon, 09:29

The UK’s leading French property show returns to Olympia London from 16-17 September

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Opulent country houses, perfectly kept formal gardens and sweeping parkland vistas: Hertfordshire’s stately homes make perfect days out

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lee Valley Regional Park marks its 50th anniversary this year. It’s come a long way from gravel pits and scrap yards to beautiful landscapes and world-class sporting venues. We guide you along the river to some of the best things to do here this summer

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August 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017

Things to do and see in the neighbouring North Herts villages of Barley and Barkway

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July 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England walks the woods, hills and fields around Litte Berkhamsted - offering escapism and a connection to the area’s old industries

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July 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017

Cattle grazing is literally becoming a common sight, as the traditional use of cows on ancient meadows is reintroduced to maintain rich habitats, Countryside Management Service projects officer Andrew Taylor

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July 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017

A major development in St Albans draws on modernist architecture and the garden squares of London. Pat Bramley explores Gabriel Square – a flagship project for a new developer – as it nears completion

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July 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017

A summer’s day out at the watery world of Rickmansworth Aquadrome will make your spirit sing, writes Keri Jordan

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July 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Visit a garden or show this summer and it’s likely you’ll be inspired. But where to find the plants that got you excited? Not far away, says Philippa Pearson, who shares seven of her favourite Herts nurseries

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June 2017
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

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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England walks the woods, hills and fields around Litte Berkhamsted - offering escapism and a connection to the area’s old industries

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July 2017
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

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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

Wildlife

Tue, 12:29

From bumble to honey and solitary, Herts-based garden designer Nic Savage looks at ways we can give bees a helping hand in our gardens and by doing so enrich our lives

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August 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July is the perfect time to go in search of Herts’ most colourful residents – dragonflies and damselflies, writes Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust senior reserves officer Jenny Sherwen

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July 2017
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

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…

Read more
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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