Posted: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Whether you want to lose yourself in tranquil surroundings, take on the challenge of exciting outdoor activities or just soak up the scenery and do a bit of wildlife-spotting, Hertfordshire’s green spaces have it all.
And there are plenty of ways to enjoy Hertfordshire’s countryside this summer.
Our ever-popular health walks programme provides free, led walks for people of all ages and abilities. Or if you’re ready for something a little more active, there are Parkruns taking place across the county too.
And, thanks to a new ParksHerts website, launched last Friday (21), you can now make more of your local parks by finding information about walking, cycling and running routes; historical and wildlife guides; activity trails, local events, maps and more. The website also includes useful information about park facilities and accessibility so you know what to expect before you set off.
Cabinet Member for Public Health, Richard Roberts, said: “We are lucky to have so many beautiful open spaces in Hertfordshire and there are lots of opportunities to enjoy them for free whenever you want to. Our parks are connected by a vast network of public footpaths and bridleways that people can access independently. Or if you need help to get you started you can join in with one of the many local health walks.
“The ParksHerts website is one more way we are trying to make it as easy as possible for people to enjoy the great outdoors.
“Getting out and having a walk is one of the best things we can do for our health, regardless of age or ability so I’d encourage everyone to find a new park, field or nature reserve to explore this summer.”
The website is available at www.parksherts.co.uk. For more information about health walks and other activities visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthinherts