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Lovely local walks for this Easter Holidays

The Easter holidays are among us and though as from 29th March guidance changes and the stay at home order is relaxed many restrictions remain in place.

The rule of 6 (or 2 households) is back for outdoor spaces only. This may mean a much longed for reunion with friends or family, but this must be done in a private garden or an ourside space where social distancing can still be maintained.

With this in mind you may be looking for some new places to walk to keep those little people busy and to stop boredom from kicking in. We've listed some of our favourites below.

Panshanger Park

Panshanger Park is 400 hectares of stunning countryside. You can enjoy the surroundings of ancient woodland, veteran oak trees and views across the Mimram Valley and not forgetting the fairy doors. You will find bluebelles in the spring/summer months. The Bluebells are really pretty here. Remember not to trample them, they are a protected species.

Stanborough Park

Covering 126 acres there's something for all ages and tastes, there is also a tearoom.

The Meads- Ware/Hertford

Stretching from Hertford to Ware, King’s Meads is one of Hertfordshire’s largest reserves for people and wildlife. Wetlands and grasslands are crossed by waterways, offering a range of habitats for plants and animals. It actually consists of several Meads (water meadows) with evocative names such as Sweet Mead, Lady’s Mead and Mill Mead among others. Carefully managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, supported by generous grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Thames Water and the Environment Agency.

The reserve is famous for its dragonflies and damselflies, and over 18 species have been recorded. These include species such as the Norfolk hawker and Hairy dragonfly and more familiar species such as Red-eyed damselflies, Emperor dragonflies and Banded demoiselles. Theres no parking however but you can park locally in Ware or Hertford.

Verulamium Park

Verulamium Park is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland close to the city centre and is a popular attraction throughout the year with wide range of facilities.

Aldenham country park

Visit 100 acres of beautiful countryside, the SEND pavilion and Farm Kitchen are closed currently but as long as you observe social distancing you can enjoy the scenery, lakeside walks, and even the 100 acre woodland trail (please be mindful of social distancing at all time).

Lea Valley Sculpture Trail

River Lee Country Park, between Cheshunt and Waltham Abbey, is home to a trail of different sculptures that offer an exciting type of walk through the park.

We hope some of these suggestions may brighten your easter holiday plans and help you to explore some new areas of our local area.

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