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Parks & Gardens

There are many local parks and gardens within the County Town of Hertfordshire, Hertford. From nature reserves, to rivers and lakes to children’s playgrounds, there is something for everyone. Below are details of parks within the Hertford boundary however there are many more surrounding Hertford also.

Hertham Common

Hartham Common

Set between Port Hill and the River Lea, provides an ideal place for walks and picnics. The Warren, a woodland walk also overlooks the common. In medieval times, Hartham, a splendid natural amphitheatre, was the scene of tournaments and archery contests.

Hertford Castle

Hertford Castle Grounds

Attractive public gardens on site of original Castle and moat, river, children’s play area and lawns. Interpretation panels with a brief history of Hertford Castle located in the grounds.

Foxholes Woodland

Foxholes Woodland

15 acres surrounding Foxholes Estate in Hertford. Two play areas on site and a mixture of woodland, grassland and open spaces.

The Cole Green Way

The Cole Green Way

A rail trail which runs east-west from the edge of Welwyn Garden City to Hertford.
Part of National Cycle Network Route 61,
and the Lea Valley Walk, it runs for over
six miles along the former Hertford,
Luton & Dunstable branch line.

Panshanger Park

Panshanger Park

Now open to the public, offering a stunning landscape, open space, wildlife and birds, lakes and woodland.

Hertfordshire Health Walks

Hertfordshire Health Walks

Countywide initiative of free led walks aimed to help promote walking and encourage people to get more active outdoors.  

Remarkable folly of underground passages and chambers is decorated with flints, minerals, stones, pebbles and shells.

01992 588433  hertfordshirehealthwalks.org