Saffron Walden Flyer July2020_

The Saffron Walden Flyer July 2020 

ONLINE RESOURCES TO MAKE THE MOST OF TIME OUTDOORS                                              

This month, Flyer freelance journalist Stephanie’s round up of online resources offers ideas and information to enjoy time outside with your family, in your local area.

I hope this is useful to you during our longer summer daylight hours.

Parks and Walks

www.parksherts.co.uksearch for local parks, explore and personalise park maps and access blogs

www.explore-essex.com/places-to-go/our-parks-and-placesfind your local parks, walks, heritage and wildlife, with information about facilities and locations

www.uttlesford.gov.uk/article/5621/Parks-and-gardens –  here you can find your nearest parks and gardens and the Uttlesford District Council website also has information on walking, healthy living and more

www.eastherts.gov.uk/sports-leisure-parks/local-parks-open-spaces-0your nearest parks and gardens can be searched for and the East Herts Council website also has information on walking, healthy living and more

www.hundredparishes.org.uk/walks walking routes from 2.5 to 17 miles, from the Hundred Parishes Society

www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/featured-walkswalks up to a distance of 7.5 miles, from the Bishop’s Stortford and District Footpath Association

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/06/stay-safe-woods-summerthis website has information on staying safe in the woods this summer, interactive quizzes and children’s activities, scavenger hunts, tree identification and more

www.visitherts.co.ukincludes information on being active and being outdoors plus blog articles

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/rowmaphere you will find The Hertfordshire Public Rights of Way, to locate footpaths in your local vicinity

www.essexhighways.org/public-rights-of-way/prow-interactive-map.aspxThe Essex Public Rights of Way are here, to locate footpaths in your local vicinity

https://www.cpreherts.org.uk/campaigns/countryside/item/2590-cpre-hertsfordshire-countryside-walks-index-by-district – this link provides a list of all walks available from the CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) Herts and you can download any walk you choose

http://cpressex.org.ukthis website provides a range of news and updates from CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) Essex

www.sustrans.org.uk/national-cycle-network the national cycle network is here, where you can look for a perfect local route to cycle or walk

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives– access to FREE ebooks and emagazines on a wide range of relevant outdoor related topics (including Country Walking magazine)

https://libraries.essex.gov.uk access to FREE ebooks and emagazines on a wide range of relevant outdoor related topics (including Country Walking magazine)

Heritage and Nature

https://canalrivertrust.org.ukyou can locate local canal and river maps; find information on nature and walking and even enjoy virtual canal trips from home!

www.hertswildlifetrust.org.ukthis website includes information on nature reserves, wildlife, climate change and a Wild At Home project, which aims to bring people closer to wildlife though wildlife activities, inspiration and art

www.essexwt.org.uk – here you will find information on nature reserves, nature trails, blogs and the trust has been running a 30 Days Wild project, providing inspiration for wildlife themed days

www.rspb.org.uk – this website includes access to wildlife guides, information on local reserves and games and activities for children

www.nationaltrust.org.uk information on wildlife, heritage, summer garden tips and things to do with children at home is all searchable here

www.english-heritage.org.ukthis website includes information on heritage, gardens and dog friendly ideas

Countryside Code and Government Guidance on green spaces and social distancing

 

www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-guidance-on-access-to-green-spaces  – find the latest updates here on Government guidance about using green spaces and protecting yourself and others

www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code – here is the Countryside Code, revised since the coronavirus pandemic

www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others – you can find the latest Government guidelines on social distancing here