Outdoor activities in Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
Get out and about at the places we care for, taking in glorious countryside, sun-dappled forests and pretty villages, as well as historic buildings and an array of local wildlife.
Discover how many butterflies you can spot on this easy circular route on the Ivinghoe Hills at Ashridge Estate.
Walk in the footsteps of the playwright George Bernard Shaw and visit his former home on the Wheathampstead to Shaw's Corner circular walk.
An easy 1.7-mile circular walk through the ancient woodlands at Hatfield Forest, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve.
Discover the remote Northey Island in the Blackwater Estuary, a walk that's the closest you'll get to true wilderness in Essex.
Follow this moderately difficult circular route through Dunstable Downs, discovering diverse wildlife, ancient tracks and burial mounds.
Get a fascinating insight into Tudor life on this circular walk through Coggeshall from Paycocke's House.
A 3.5-mile circular walk, ideal for families, through mixed woodland between Blake's Wood and Lingwood Common.
Discover the Golden Valley, a hidden gem of the Ashridge Estate, on this 4.3-mile walk. Designed by the famous 'Capability' Brown this masterpiece ranks among his finest works.