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Nature Notes: Fall under nature's Spell with a ramble along the river

Nature Notes: Fall under nature's Spell with a ramble along the river

Nature Notes: Fall under nature's Spell with a ramble along the river

15 August 2020

Despite being forced into many camera lens changes by the birds, Jono Forgham enjoys a wildlife-packed stroll from Spellbrook Locks to Sawbridgeworth


Church issues Stortford sightseeing challenge to beat holiday boredom

Church issues Stortford sightseeing challenge to beat holiday boredom

Church issues Stortford sightseeing challenge to beat holiday boredom

14 August 2020

Set up as a 1.5-mile walking trail, St Michael's 'treasure hunt' poses questions about familiar sights in the town centre.


The Gardens of Easton Lodge are buzzing again as visitors return

The Gardens of Easton Lodge are buzzing again as visitors return

The Gardens of Easton Lodge are buzzing again as visitors return

10 August 2020

Jill Goldsmith, a trustee of the public gardens near Dunmow, who lives in Stortford, on what visitors can expect to see at Sunday's open day.


Explore the River Stort with Windhill21's summer trail challenge for all the family

Explore the River Stort with Windhill21's summer trail challenge for all the family

Explore the River Stort with Windhill21's summer trail challenge for all the family

06 August 2020

Improve your fitness and learn about the riverside flora and fauna on one of three routes from Stortford to Sawbo and Harlow stations.


Go undercover with an I Spy nature trail at Southern Country Park

Go undercover with an I Spy nature trail at Southern Country Park

Go undercover with an I Spy nature trail at Southern Country Park

03 August 2020

Spot 15 animals, flowers and items at the award-winning Bishop's Stortford park and log them on a grid reference map.


Nature Notes: The walk that will give you wings in really big numbers

Nature Notes: The walk that will give you wings in really big numbers

Nature Notes: The walk that will give you wings in really big numbers

01 August 2020

Choosing to take a stroll to Turner's Spring, returning via Stansted Hall, proves inspired by Jono Forgham as he clocks up 17 species of butterfly


Enjoy a picnic or sculpture tour in Harlow's stunning 'secret garden'

Enjoy a picnic or sculpture tour in Harlow's stunning 'secret garden'

Enjoy a picnic or sculpture tour in Harlow's stunning 'secret garden'

25 July 2020

The Gibberd Garden has reopened to visitors on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons, with Covid-19 measures in place.


Picture gallery: Reviving the old tradition of beating the bounds

Picture gallery: Reviving the old tradition of beating the bounds

Picture gallery: Reviving the old tradition of beating the bounds

19 July 2020

Tesco is the start and finish for Jono Forgham's ramble around the parish boundary of Little Hadham - and he stumbles on a moment of nature in the raw


Nature Notes: Flitch Way and lagoons prove good spots for fine bug hunt

Nature Notes: Flitch Way and lagoons prove good spots for fine bug hunt

Nature Notes: Flitch Way and lagoons prove good spots for fine bug hunt

04 July 2020

Jono Forgham heads to the Flitch Way and Stansted Airport lagoons to see what he can record for the Royal Entomological Society's National Insect Week


Call to music fans to help save Standon Calling

Call to music fans to help save Standon Calling

Call to music fans to help save Standon Calling

26 June 2020

Founder Alex Trenchard hung on until May in the hope of avoiding cancelling the 15th-anniversary bash which was due to take place from July 23 to 26.


Hatfield Forest to reopen to visitors three months after being closed

Hatfield Forest to reopen to visitors three months after being closed

Hatfield Forest to reopen to visitors three months after being closed

15 June 2020

Visitors to the 1,000-acre National Trust attraction near Takeley must book a parking space online.


Coronavirus: Audley End gardens set to reopen but house to remain closed

Coronavirus: Audley End gardens set to reopen but house to remain closed

Coronavirus: Audley End gardens set to reopen but house to remain closed

11 June 2020

English Heritage is introducing arrival time slots, which must be booked in advance, and limiting visitor numbers by about a third.


Get out in the sunshine and explore the Ash Valley with Jono's Nature Notes walk

Get out in the sunshine and explore the Ash Valley with Jono's Nature Notes walk

Get out in the sunshine and explore the Ash Valley with Jono's Nature Notes walk

23 May 2020

Going out on a different day for his Indie wander pays off for Jono Forgham as he spots birds, butterflies, bees and other insects in the Ash Valley


Parking warning as Essex County Council reopens its country parks

Parking warning as Essex County Council reopens its country parks

Parking warning as Essex County Council reopens its country parks

21 May 2020

Car parks and toilets will be open to the public, but children's play equipment, sky ropes, visitor centres and cafés will remain closed.


Coronavirus causes historic Dunmow Flitch Trials to be postponed for a year

Coronavirus causes historic Dunmow Flitch Trials to be postponed for a year

Coronavirus causes historic Dunmow Flitch Trials to be postponed for a year

28 April 2020

The anicent contest is held every leap year and was mentioned in Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th-century Canterbury Tales.


The derby's coming to the home of UK flat racing – but soapboxes not horses

The derby's coming to the home of UK flat racing – but soapboxes not horses

The derby's coming to the home of UK flat racing – but soapboxes not horses

24 April 2020

Crowds at Newmarket will be roaring on a different kind of horsepower in an event being held in conjunction with Indie publisher Iliffe Media.


Hatfield Forest's WoodFest event gets the chop because of Covid-19

Hatfield Forest's WoodFest event gets the chop because of Covid-19

Hatfield Forest's WoodFest event gets the chop because of Covid-19

08 April 2020

Although the three-day lakeside event was not due to take place until September, staff at the National Trust landmark have reluctantly had to axe it.


May music festivals Bish Bash and Stone Valley South silenced by coronavirus

May music festivals Bish Bash and Stone Valley South silenced by coronavirus

May music festivals Bish Bash and Stone Valley South silenced by coronavirus

21 March 2020

Stortford's Bish Bash will take place in 2021 while Stone Valley South is postponed until August this year.


Audley End miniature railway's new playground set for grand opening

Audley End miniature railway's new playground set for grand opening

Audley End miniature railway's new playground set for grand opening

07 March 2020

Young visitors can blow off some steam and let their imaginations run riot in the upgraded railway-themed play and picnic area.


Bombay Bicycle Club join Hot Chip and Primal Scream as Standon Calling headliners

Bombay Bicycle Club join Hot Chip and Primal Scream as Standon Calling headliners

Bombay Bicycle Club join Hot Chip and Primal Scream as Standon Calling headliners

06 March 2020

Bombay Bicycle Club said: "Very much looking forward to our first appearance at Standon Calling."


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