Places

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The beautiful landscape, magnificent historic gardens and Woodland Walks make Hatfield House a perfect ‘daycation’ for the family, and now you can stay a while longer to enjoy an evening tour of the Private Gardens with the Head Gardener Andrew Turvey, and sipping a glass of bubbles as you smell the blooms.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Alfresco swimming is always a draw in summer, but with swimming pools closed (or capacity reduced) due to the pandemic, more of us are likely to join the enthusiastic groups in Herts who swim in our rivers and lakes

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Want a simpler, not to mention cheaper, way of life surrounded by nature? Meet those who have taken the plunge to live on our waterways.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

It’s been a stressful few months and, now with lockdown eased, we could all do with finding a place to relax. Here are some of the best spots in Herts to practise it safely.

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Celebrating the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth, Liz Hamilton looks at how his vision informed conservation and how we see the natural world.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

At the end of EM Forster’s Howards End, suburbia is looming on the idyllic spot. Now, 50 years after the author’s death, the childhood home that inspired it looks finally to be engulfed

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The closure of MGM British Studios 50 years ago ended a golden period of filmmaking in Herts. Its legacy continues

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Trained in London and Florence, young figurative sculptor Poppy Field is creating outstanding works from her Much Hadham studio that reflect our age

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

A large part of the eastern section of the Chilterns lies within Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, but how well do you know it?

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Walk the woods, hills and valleys of the Ashridge estate and the feeling is one of timelessness. It could all have been very different when it was put up for sale in the 1920s.

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Walks

Friday, March 13, 2020

A selection of walk around the theme of parks within the county

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A selection of walks in Hertfordhire’s Lea Valley

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Its course has powered industry, supported holy orders and continues to be an important, if threatened, wildlife habitat. Take the train and explore the rich river Ver

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A selection of walks in and around the Hertfordshire Chilterns from our archives.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Make the most out of autumn with these eight walking routes that take in a variety of Hertfordshire’s terrains and - most importantly – have a cosy pub along the way

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Wildlife

Friday, July 17, 2020

Tyler Whitnall from Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne explains what events and attractions they have planned for this summer.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Frieda Rummenhohl looks at the favourite summer migrant

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust has launched a project to help us all benefit from the calming power of nature, even in an urban setting.

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Friday, May 8, 2020

A Hitchin-based charity teaching beekeeping and educating children and families about the amazing and important honeybee

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Dr Tom Day here discusses the good, the bad and the future of Hertfordshire wildlife

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