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Learn to ride at Chiswell Green Riding School

From relaxing with a treatment or over lunch to getting active with a horse ride or rural walk, the villages on the southern side of St Albans offer many reasons to visit

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Goat Head Parliament © Kevan, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Here is our guide to 5 unique winter days out in Hertfordshire so wrap up warm and explore.

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An ambition to use the stage to break down social barriers was the spark for an inclusive theatre company – in a chicken shed. Forty-one years later, the Chickenshed in Cockfosters has won numerous awards, the support of leading actors and aims to change the world. Kiran Reynolds reports

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'St Albans Christmas Market' © Paul Hudson, Flickr (CC by 2.0)

Christmas isn’t complete without a trip to a festive fair. From German-style food stalls to Santa’s Grottos, Hertfordshire’s Christmas markets have it all.

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The restored windmill dates to 1826 - one of the oldest in southern England

One of Hertfordshire’s most iconic country houses with its accompanying windmill has gone on sale for the first time in 40 years. Pat Bramley talks to the owner about what makes Windmill House so special

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Lapwing are attracted to the site

Withey Beds nature reserve in Rickmansworth is an ancient site of willow management - today important as one of the few remaining wetland sites in the county. Ellie Beach of the Countryside Management Service gives a guide to the work being done to enhance it

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Top shops in Buntingford

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Crazy Daisy florist

Discover award-winning businesses offering everything from fabulous 
food to lovely lingerie in this attractive east Herts town

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Travel: A St Albans city break

Thursday, October 29, 2015
St Albans at Dusk (photo by Greg Knapp)

A cathedral city with a rich heritage, stunning architecture and plenty of shopping and fine dining experiences to be had.

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Shedding light on the woods

Monday, October 26, 2015
Bishop's Wood - tree thining and removal of non-native tree species is letting light reach the woodland floor and re-establishing habitats

The ancient woodland of Bishop’s Wood Country Park is undergoing a transformation. Countryside Management Service officer Angela Forster explains its history and ecology and major improvements

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Why we love Hemel’s villages

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Shendish Manor

The rural area around Hemel Hempstead in west Herts is a treasure trove of independent shops, enticing places to eat and historic places to visit. Sandra Smith takes a tour

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