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Activity pack is a friendly way to explore Southern Country Park in Bishop's Stortford

Cancellation of this year's Get Parks Active event because of coronavirus has prompted the Friends of Southern Country Park to create an I Spy activity pack.

The 3-page pack features a nature trail challenging visitors to the park to spot 15 animals, flowers and items and then log them on a grid reference map. There is also an illustration to colour in.

Andy White, one of the organisers of the pack, said: "We'll be posting it on our Facebook page and it can be used throughout the school holidays." A4 copies are also available from the Indie office at 12 North Street.

Southern Country Park, which covers 23 hectares (56.8 acres), borders the southern edges of the St Michael's Mead and Thorley Park developments.

It has been under the guardianship of East Herts Council since 2001 and has held a prestigious Green Flag award since 2008.

As well as a variety of wildlife habitats, it features a lake for fishing and duck feeding, an enclosed picnic area and large grassed areas for playing and kite flying, plus an older children's play area – including a zip wire – and dog agility space.

The main entrance is in Moor Hall Lane, just off the A1184 St James Way, and the car park entrance is off Thorley Lane East.

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