Hertfordshire's Green Flag parks
Summer has almost arrived, and we know that means picnics, frisbee and sunny walks, ice cream in hand. Perfect for family days out and those lazy, hazy days of summer, many of Hertfordshire’s gloriously green parks sport the coveted Green Flag award, the ultimate benchmark for some of the best outdoor spaces in the UK and across the world. Ready to get outside? Read on for some of our favourite Green Flag Award winners.
Nature seekers, head to Bricket Wood Common for a patchwork of habitats and plethora of wildlife this summer. Stroll through acres of ancient woodland and heathland, and along winding streams for sightings of butterflies, great crested newts and yes, those beautiful bluebells!
A natural beauty
Leavesden Country Park has something for everyone. There is a spectacular sensory garden, a heritage and wildlife centre and Leavesden Cycle Hub. To celebrate and recognise the local history of the Leavesden Hospitals, Leavesden Aerodrome and Film studios, there is a stunning Heritage Trail showcasing nine iconic sculptures nestled in the park reflecting the themes of ‘Minds, Machines and Movies’ each with its own interpretation board weaving in the history of the area.
Trust us this is a park for those who just can’t sit still! With a sailing centre and 20 acres of open water across four lakes, it’s safe to say you can soon clock up those nautical miles. If you fancy a canter, the horse and pony route takes in some of the best of the parkland.
One for the active