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Nature Notes: Overcoming some muddy obstacles to enjoy early signs of spring

Nature Notes: Overcoming some muddy obstacles to enjoy early signs of spring

Nature Notes: Overcoming some muddy obstacles to enjoy early signs of spring

21 February 2024

Jono Forgham is forced into a couple of changes of plan as he enjoys a wildlife stroll taking in the River Stort, Gaston Green and Little Hallingbury


Nature Notes: Stumbling across craters makes for an explosive wildlife stroll

Nature Notes: Stumbling across craters makes for an explosive wildlife stroll

Nature Notes: Stumbling across craters makes for an explosive wildlife stroll

07 February 2024

Jono Forgham sees lots of interesting wildlife and discovers WWII bomb craters on a seven-mile walk from Hadham Hall to Patmore Heath and back


Spring is in the air as Audley End Miniature Railway marks 60th year

Spring is in the air as Audley End Miniature Railway marks 60th year

Spring is in the air as Audley End Miniature Railway marks 60th year

04 February 2024

The venue kickstarts its 2024 programme with a Mother’s Day weekend and Easter egg-citement for all the family


Enjoy a great day out with snowdrop open days at historic gardens

Enjoy a great day out with snowdrop open days at historic gardens

Enjoy a great day out with snowdrop open days at historic gardens

25 January 2024

Trustee Jill Goldsmith previews the Snowdrop Sundays and Thursdays taking place at The Gardens of Easton Lodge, near Great Dunmow, in February


Nature Notes: A busload of things to see despite delays getting to starting destination

Nature Notes: A busload of things to see despite delays getting to starting destination

Nature Notes: A busload of things to see despite delays getting to starting destination

25 January 2024

Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham enjoys a walk from Elsenham to Stansted taking in Alsa Wood, Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve and Cuckoo’s Parlour


Help preserve historic Gardens of Easton Lodge by becoming a trustee

Help preserve historic Gardens of Easton Lodge by becoming a trustee

Help preserve historic Gardens of Easton Lodge by becoming a trustee

18 January 2024

Are you looking for a fun new community role? The Gardens of Easton Lodge Preservation Trust is looking for additional trustees


Lots to be seen on wonderful post-Christmas stroll from Bat Willow Hurst

Lots to be seen on wonderful post-Christmas stroll from Bat Willow Hurst

Lots to be seen on wonderful post-Christmas stroll from Bat Willow Hurst

10 January 2024

Jono Forgham parks up at Bat Willow Hurst Country Park and enjoys a circular wander after a hectic festive period


Nature Notes: Is that an Asian elephant emerging from the Green Tye gloom?

Nature Notes: Is that an Asian elephant emerging from the Green Tye gloom?

Nature Notes: Is that an Asian elephant emerging from the Green Tye gloom?

16 December 2023

Jono Forgham goes on a walk taking in Sidehill Wood, Perry Green and Green Tye in bad light before deciding to brighten things up with 2023 highlights


10 spectacular Christmas lights trails within reasonable reach of Bishop’s Stortford

10 spectacular Christmas lights trails within reasonable reach of Bishop’s Stortford

10 spectacular Christmas lights trails within reasonable reach of Bishop’s Stortford

24 November 2023

Phoebe Taplin’s guide to 10 son-et-lumière trails from Cambridge to south-west London and from Bedfordshire to Colchester.


The top 12 Christmas markets a short sleigh ride – or flight – from Stansted

The top 12 Christmas markets a short sleigh ride – or flight – from Stansted

The top 12 Christmas markets a short sleigh ride – or flight – from Stansted

18 November 2023

Pack your bags, wrap up warm and immerse yourself in Christmas spirit by jetting off to one of Europe’s winter markets from Stansted Airport


Nature Notes: Mandarin ducks add another splash of colour to autumnal wander

Nature Notes: Mandarin ducks add another splash of colour to autumnal wander

Nature Notes: Mandarin ducks add another splash of colour to autumnal wander

17 November 2023

Jono Forgham makes the most of some sunny autumnal weather to go on an eight-mile ramble taking in the Flitch Way and the Stansted Airport lagoons


Visitor farm’s festive plea as it feels the cost-of-living pinch

Visitor farm’s festive plea as it feels the cost-of-living pinch

Visitor farm’s festive plea as it feels the cost-of-living pinch

15 November 2023

Popular Daisy May’s Farm at Elsenham is urging families to attend its Winter Wonderland events in December as it struggles to make ends meet.


Nature Notes: The wood that makes for a wonderful autumn wander

Nature Notes: The wood that makes for a wonderful autumn wander

Nature Notes: The wood that makes for a wonderful autumn wander

03 November 2023

Jono Forgham shakes off a cold to embark on a nature-packed stroll taking in Bat Willow Hurst Country Park and Birchanger Wood


Spooky goings on this half term for kids at Daisy May’s Farm

Spooky goings on this half term for kids at Daisy May’s Farm

Spooky goings on this half term for kids at Daisy May’s Farm

24 October 2023

The Elsenham farm is hosting fun activities for children this half term including a ghostly train ride, face-painting and pumpkin ball bit


Nature Notes: Wonderful woods are brimming with insects, birds and plants

Nature Notes: Wonderful woods are brimming with insects, birds and plants

Nature Notes: Wonderful woods are brimming with insects, birds and plants

20 October 2023

Jono Forgham makes the most of another unseasonably hot October day to go on a six-mile circular walk, starting at Tesco, taking in woodland paths


Nature Notes: Stunning clifden nonpareil caps a fine day after Sawbo stroll

Nature Notes: Stunning clifden nonpareil caps a fine day after Sawbo stroll

Nature Notes: Stunning clifden nonpareil caps a fine day after Sawbo stroll

07 October 2023

Jono Forgham heads to Sawbridgeworth for a wander along the River Stort Navigation to Pishiobury Park before getting a nice surprise in his moth trap


Tricks and treats for all ages this Hallowe’en at Cammas Hall Farm

Tricks and treats for all ages this Hallowe’en at Cammas Hall Farm

Tricks and treats for all ages this Hallowe’en at Cammas Hall Farm

05 October 2023

Fiendishly fabulous family fun and scarily spectacular thrills and spills add up to a Hallowe’en to die for at Cammas Hall this October


Can your canine get it fright to win at gardens’ Hallowe’en Dog Show?

Can your canine get it fright to win at gardens’ Hallowe’en Dog Show?

Can your canine get it fright to win at gardens’ Hallowe’en Dog Show?

29 September 2023

See if your canine companion can ghoul the extra mile and triumph at The Gardens of Easton Lodge’s Hallowe’en Dog Show on October 15.


All aboard the Hallowe’en Express for spooky fun at Audley End

All aboard the Hallowe’en Express for spooky fun at Audley End

All aboard the Hallowe’en Express for spooky fun at Audley End

23 September 2023

Audley End Miniature Railway is hosting a fang-tastic spooky extravaganza this half term.


Reunited with an old family friend at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

Reunited with an old family friend at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

Reunited with an old family friend at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

20 September 2023

Sally B, who arrived at Duxford in 1975 and stared in the film Memphis Belle, is now the last remaining airworthy B-17 bomber in Europe.


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