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Share your Health Walk Photos. World Photography Day 19th August 2019.

Walking in Hertfordshire!

World Photography Day – 19th August

Do you enjoy looking at photos of flowers or a beautiful landscape? If so, you know what it is to marvel at the natural world around us. Many of our Health walks provide a chance to get close up to nature and take in some beautiful landscapes and wildlife. If you have taken any photos on your health walks that you would like to share with us please email healthwalks.cms@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Join us for a Walk! Would you like to attend a health walk but need a little gentle encouragement or prefer to find out more about the walks first? All our walks are listed online but feel free to call us for a chat if you have any questions. The walks are graded so you should be able to find a walk that will suit you. All of the walks are free, sociable and friendly plus newcomers are always welcomed! The Hertfordshire Health Walks Team can be contacted on tel: 01992 588433 or email healthwalks.cms@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Health Walk Leader Training If you’re passionate about walking and would like to support others to increase their steps and explore their local environment, Health Walk leading could be for you!

We have one more Health Walk Leader Training course available this summer. Training is free, and you’ll receive all the kit you need to be a walk leader, back marker or walk assistant. Stevenage, Tuesday August 13th, 10-3pm To book onto a course or to discuss volunteering further, please email healthwalks.cms@hertfordshire.gov.uk or call 01992 588433. We look forward to hearing from you!

Walks and More Walks and More is a programme of free walks, horse and cycle rides, conservation activities and family events. These are led by someone familiar with the area who can help you get the most out of your local countryside. Some of these events are featured below:

Pulling Ragwort and Thistles on the Moor Sun, August 11th, 10:00 – 13:00, Croxley Common Moor (kissing gate entrance bottom of Mill Lane, WD3 3EW) Ragwort plants can kill horses and cattle, if eaten. To help keep ragwort and thistles under control we pull some up each year. Come along and help Friends of Croxley Common.

Nature’s First Aid Kit, Guided Walk (part of Castle Park Wildlife Day) Sunday, 11/08/2019, 14:00 to 16:00, Castle Park, Bishop’s Stortford. Come and meet some of the unsung heroes of the plant world. We will be walking while exploring the every-day plants you didn’t know had healing properties, and learning how to utilise them to create traditional natural remedies for headaches, skin complaints, cuts, indigestion and many other common ailments.

Lark in the Park : Free Summer Activities 2pm – 4pm every week day from the 22 July until 1 September 2019. Monday – Grundy Park; Tuesday – Cedars Park; Wednesday – Cheshunt Park; Thursday – Barclay Park; Friday – Fishers Close Park Lark in the Park is free and is taking place in local parks in Broxbourne. Come and join us in your local park for FREE summer activities. Laser Tag, Nerf Wars, Water Fights, American Football, Dodgeball, Archery, Tennis and more! For more information please email the Sports Development Officer at matthew.ridley@broxbourne.gov.uk or call 01922 785555 ext. 1519

Teddy Bears Picnic Friday August 9th, 10:00 to 12:00, Nomansland Common (meet at Ferrers Lane entrance). Friday August 16th, 10:00 to 12:00, Bricket Wood Common, (meet at School Lane entrance). If you have young people to keep entertained join us for a picnic and bring your Teddy Bear! There are prizes for the best dressed “nature inspired” bear. Help count Butterflies in the common as part of the “Big Butterfly Count” to help Sir David Attenborough and his charity Butterfly Conservation. Other activities will include a Nature trail and Den Building. Toilet facilities will be available.

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We love to hear your comments and see your pictures of the walking events you take part in. Please email healthwalks.cms@hertfordshire.gov.uk. This is a monthly email, but if you’d prefer not to receive it you can unsubscribe below.

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