Put a Spring in your step...

Snowdrops followed by daffodils followed by bluebells, rhododendrons and azaleas. A fresh new season sees plenty of colour returning to our gardens. And, with the clocks springing forward an hour and longer days ahead of us, there’s much more time to get out exploring our parks and open spaces.

Here are a few suggestions on where to stride out this season in Hemel, Berkhamsted and Tring…

Gadebridge Park

No matter what pace you’re looking to set, lace up those walking boots and head to gloriously green Gadebridge Park this season. With nearly 80 acres of luscious green parkland, a play area for little ones and a number of designated walking routes, Gadebridge is the perfect spot for a Spring stroll. 

Jellicoe Water Gardens

Nestled just off of Hemel Hempstead's main high street, with the River Gade meandering through the middle, the recently restored Jellicoe Water Gardens are a must see this spring. Pops of colourful flowers line the central walkway creating this unique, urban oasis. 

Tring Park

Just a short walk from the Natural History Museum at Tring, discover Tring Park’s landscape of ancient woodland, open pastures and remnants of Georgian grandeur. Explore more than 250 acres of sweeping panoramas, open parkland and mixed woodland which make up part of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Image Credit: Tony Hutchins

Berkhamsted to Tring

The Grand Union canal stretches almost 140 miles across England from London to Birmingham, but you can enjoy a small slice of it on a walk along its towpath between Berkhamsted and Tring. Taking in lovely countryside and spotting some canal boats during the four and a half mile route, this walk will make sure you take in some history as well, passing some lock keepers houses along the way. Some people even venture to walk the whole length of the canal so keep an eye out for the professionals!