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The Christmas market in Stortford that will float your boat

The Christmas market in Stortford that will float your boat

The Christmas market in Stortford that will float your boat

22 November 2021

Artists' collective Island Art, a community of boat-dwellers moored around April Island on the River Stort, to showcase arts and crafts.


Hope springs eternal on a walk along paths that are less trodden

Hope springs eternal on a walk along paths that are less trodden

Hope springs eternal on a walk along paths that are less trodden

19 November 2021

Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham enjoys a six-mile walk taking in Turner's Spring Nature Reserve, near Burton End, and paths around Stansted Hall


A red kite and an enjoyable pint on a stroll down the lanes

A red kite and an enjoyable pint on a stroll down the lanes

A red kite and an enjoyable pint on a stroll down the lanes

06 November 2021

The Indie's Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham goes on a five-mile wildlife walk taking in Stansted and Hazel End


Find the pumpkins in 10 shops for chance to win £250 prize

Find the pumpkins in 10 shops for chance to win £250 prize

Find the pumpkins in 10 shops for chance to win £250 prize

25 October 2021

Traders' body Bishop's Stortford BID is celebrating Hallowe'en with a pumpkin trail all week and a #ScarySelfie Day on Sunday.


The sights and sounds of a wildlife stroll through the town centre

The sights and sounds of a wildlife stroll through the town centre

The sights and sounds of a wildlife stroll through the town centre

23 October 2021

Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham spots a host of birds on a walk into Bishop's Stortford town centre from Bat Willow Hurst Country Park.


Henry Moore Studios and Gardens to open for winter weekends

Henry Moore Studios and Gardens to open for winter weekends

Henry Moore Studios and Gardens to open for winter weekends

20 October 2021

72-acre estate at Perry Green will be open 11am-4pm for six successive weekends from November 6 to December 12.


Stonechat proves a real talking point on an autumnal rural wander

Stonechat proves a real talking point on an autumnal rural wander

Stonechat proves a real talking point on an autumnal rural wander

09 October 2021

Jono Forgham takes in Farnham and Hazel End as he ups the number of bird species he has spotted on four years of Indie walks to 96


Orange October for Gardens of Easton Lodge's last open day of the year

Orange October for Gardens of Easton Lodge's last open day of the year

Orange October for Gardens of Easton Lodge's last open day of the year

04 October 2021

Pumpkins ripen and trees turn to their autumn hues – and there will be lots of fun for visitors to the gardens near Dunmow on Sunday October 17.


A wildlife walk from Much Hadham church to Henry Moore's dragonfly pond

A wildlife walk from Much Hadham church to Henry Moore's dragonfly pond

A wildlife walk from Much Hadham church to Henry Moore's dragonfly pond

25 September 2021

Indie Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham's prayers for good weather on a heavenly countryside stroll are answered.


Enchanted: Magical winter wonderland returns to Audley End

Enchanted: Magical winter wonderland returns to Audley End

Enchanted: Magical winter wonderland returns to Audley End

23 September 2021

The historic house and gardens will be transformed with a fairy-tale display of light, colours and sound for all the family.


MasterChef winner Alex on the TV cooking stars menu at Foodies Festival

MasterChef winner Alex on the TV cooking stars menu at Foodies Festival

MasterChef winner Alex on the TV cooking stars menu at Foodies Festival

16 September 2021

Ex-Dunmow Square 1 chef Alex Webb plus fellow MasterChef and Great British Bake Off champs and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor headline Chelmsford event.


Buzz in the air about Apple and Bees Day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

Buzz in the air about Apple and Bees Day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

Buzz in the air about Apple and Bees Day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

13 September 2021

Activities include juicing, apple variety ID, apple craft, sampling of produce plus a display beehive, and honey and beeswax soaps for sale.


Playhouse celebrates 50th year with Robin Hood – the Greatest Pantomime Adventure

Playhouse celebrates 50th year with Robin Hood – the Greatest Pantomime Adventure

Playhouse celebrates 50th year with Robin Hood – the Greatest Pantomime Adventure

02 September 2021

Robin Hood – the Greatest Pantomime Adventure – on stage at Harlow Playhouse this Christmas.


Closure proves no roadblock to a wonderful walk from Thremhall Park

Closure proves no roadblock to a wonderful walk from Thremhall Park

Closure proves no roadblock to a wonderful walk from Thremhall Park

28 August 2021

Jono Forgham finds the road to Gaston Green shut on his latest Indie wander, but is more than happy after clocking a wealth of species on a new route


Archaeology, archery and axe throwing at Castle Park Heritage Day

Archaeology, archery and axe throwing at Castle Park Heritage Day

Archaeology, archery and axe throwing at Castle Park Heritage Day

26 August 2021

Tours of community excavation sites around Waytemore Castle mound and display of discoveries – plus falconry display.


Hit the orienteering trail for family fun at Hatfield Forest

Hit the orienteering trail for family fun at Hatfield Forest

Hit the orienteering trail for family fun at Hatfield Forest

24 August 2021

From 10am to 1pm on Tuesday (Aug 31), visitors will be challenged to find their way around the medieval hunting ground.


The festival that blows the cobwebs from your musical memories

The festival that blows the cobwebs from your musical memories

The festival that blows the cobwebs from your musical memories

17 August 2021

Stone Valley South was a chance to relive lost youth and remember that some songs stay fresh and their messages cross generations.


Buying into a six-mile butterfly walk that starts at the supermarket

Buying into a six-mile butterfly walk that starts at the supermarket

Buying into a six-mile butterfly walk that starts at the supermarket

14 August 2021

Nature Notes correspondent Jono Forgham heads off from Tesco on a woodland wander to check on butterfly numbers to the west of Bishop's Stortford


Celebrate Pride in Hertfordshire this Saturday

Celebrate Pride in Hertfordshire this Saturday

Celebrate Pride in Hertfordshire this Saturday

13 August 2021

The county council is sponsoring the health and wellbeing tent at Herts Pride, a ticketed event at Cassiobury Park, Watford, on Saturday (August 14).


Take in champion trees at Gardens of Easton Lodge's next open day

Take in champion trees at Gardens of Easton Lodge's next open day

Take in champion trees at Gardens of Easton Lodge's next open day

12 August 2021

Visitors will be encouraged to look at the gardens' trees with fresh eyes when it holds its Summer Open Day on Sunday August 22.


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