Walking in Hertfordshire e-Bulletin

Welcome to the AUGUST Walking in Hertfordshire e-Bulletin.

Explore all that Hertfordshire's green spaces have to offer this month.

Share your Hertfordshire Health Walks snaps

A great photo has the power to inspire and motivate other potential Health Walkers out there! So, if you're a budding photographer or simply enjoy snapping away while you walk - we'd love to see your pictures.
Over 60 Hertfordshire Health Walks take place every week across the county, so there is plenty of opportunity to explore and capture your walks on camera!
Please share your favourite walking, wildlife and countryside snaps with us by emailing healthwalks.cms@hertfordshire.gov.uk, tweeting or posting to our Facebook page.

NEW! Health Walks in Bishop’s Stortford

Try one of our new taster Health Walks in Bishop’s Stortford, in and around Castle Park. We're looking to establish regular walks from 30-minute ‘First Steps’ walks through to 90-minute Grade 4 walks. Lengths of walks and times are to be determined so follow the Castle Park project on Facebook & Twitter for up to date information.

August 18 – daytime walk
August 24 – daytime walk
August 29 – evening walk
September 3 – morning walk
Register your interest by emailing healthwalks.cms@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Thank you to our Rights of Way Surveyors

The newly trained CMS Rights of Way Volunteer Surveyors have been doing a fantastic job, undertaking an ‘Ease of Use’ survey of some of Hertfordshire's paths. In time this will generate tasks for new, self-sufficient, practical Rights of Way volunteer groups who will undertake maintenance work to enhance public access. We are keen to hear from anyone interested in joining one of these friendly teams as a driver from the CMS base in Hertford - using our vehicles to transport tools for tasks across Hertfordshire.
Find out more by emailing northeast.cms@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

FREE outdoor events in Hertfordshire

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Walks and More is a programme of FREE outdoor events in Hertfordshire. Why not broaden your knowledge of local history, discover wildlife, explore new areas or even get stuck in with some practical habitat management. Below is just a taster of the events we have in the Walks & More programme. Visit the Walks & More website for full details.

Chorleywood House Estate Discovery Walks

Tuesday August 8, 10.30am-12.30pm

Bring your family on a fun filled tour of the Local Nature Reserve at Chorleywood House Estate. The meadows will be buzzing with busy bees and you can meet the grazing cows which help to conserve these important grasslands. Investigate the invertebrates that live in the River Chess and become a history detective to find evidence of the Estate’s rich past. Please book in advance

Batty about Southern Country Park 

Tuesday August 22, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Join Countryside Management Service on a guided walk around Southern Country Park. We will look out for nocturnal wildlife in the park and hopefully spot a few bats along the way. Bring a torch or a bat detector if you have one. Please book in advance.

Discover Beautiful Bugs and Butterflies at Oxhey Woods

Thursday August 24, 10.30am-12pm

Join us for a family friendly walk around Oxhey Woods to learn about some of the interesting bugs, butterflies and other creatures that call this this important Local Nature Reserve home. We will also talk a little bit about some of the important conservation management activity that takes place here

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We love to hear your comments and see your pictures of the walking events you take part in. Please email healthwalks.cms@hertfordshire.gov.uk