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Crossing the river Ash on the Easneye estate (Photo: Liz Hamilton)

With a walk of the month and many more routes besides, the Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England website is a great resource for exploring the county’s countryside (and to cross hemispheres) says Liz Hamilton

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If you love history and exploring then check out our guide to historic churches in Hertfordshire

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The event is a Mecca for narrowboats, with around 100 gathering on the festival stretch of the canal (Photo: Greg Townsend)

Rickmansworth Festival, one of the premier waterway events in the country, takes place in May. A hundred narrowboats and so much more, writes Louise McEvoy

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The Queen is presented with a book written by former schoolmaster John Davison, Berkhamsted School  A 475th Anniversary Portrait (photo Will Gunary)

Berkhamsted was in full royal fever for a visit by the Queen, the patron of Berkhamsted School, as part of celebrations to mark its 475th anniversary.

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From five star hotels and Georgian townhouses in the city to countryside farm houses and even a VW camper van, we have something for everyone who wants to escape

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Hertfordshire’s crystal rivers

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The river Mimram at Tewinbury (Tim Hill)

Hertfordshire is home to around 10 per cent of the world’s chalk rivers. David Johnson, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust living rivers officer, takes a clear look into these rare water courses

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From comedy to classic cars, indie-rock to art, jiving ponies to jazz greats and folk music to old-fashioned family fun, whatever your tastes – Hertfordshire has a festival for you. In fact, you could fill every weekend with a festival in the county this spring and summer, so here we celebrate 50 of the best

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Tring reservoir

Now is one of the best times to visit Tring Reservoirs as the spring migration gets in full swing. Keri Jordan explores the watery haven that offers rare birds and much more

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The Fishery Inn at Boxmoor remains little changed, while the balustrade bridge has been replaced by a concrete structure

A new book by historian John Cooper uses photographs from a century ago and today to explore the county’s canal journey from transport route to leisure pursuit

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Battlers Green Farm Shop

It’s out-of-town shopping, but not as you know it. Forget bland mega-stores, Battlers Green Farm is a charming rural shopping destination with over 20 independents offering quality, rare and lovingly-created goods and services

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