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Living Magazines Little Tring Walk Kingfisher

Little Tring

Discover the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal and the historic Tringford pumping station on this circular walk, which starts from Tring Town Centre START/END: Frogmore Street East car park DISTANCE: Approximately 3 miles (5km) allow 1hr 3om MAP: Ordnance Survey Explorer 181 Chiltern Hills North You can download Tring Town Council’s full description […]

Living Magazines Ends of the Earth

Latest Books from our Local and Regional Authors

Whether you’re on holiday or just sitting in the garden, here’s some great reads from local authors to enjoy over the summer Ends of the Earth By Ian P Buckingham Published by: Green Cat Books Out this summer The second book in Ian’s trilogy has a rather timely subject. Following on the story of a […]

Living Magazines High Street Berkhamsted

Scandal, Secret Tunnels and Sausages

Many of us are really appreciating being able to pop to the pub for Sunday lunch or for a quick pint or glass of wine, so it seemed a suitable time to take a look at the history behind our local watering holes Berkhamsted’s public houses have a lengthy history – in fact brewing and […]

Living Magazines Old Green Man Tring

Ye Olde Pubs of Tring

Since lockdown easing, many of us are really appreciating being able to pop to the pub for Sunday lunch or for a quick pint or glass of wine, so it seemed a good time to take a look at the history behind our local watering holes The number of pubs Tring boasted in the past […]

Living Magazines Purple Salvia nemorosa flowers in summer

Gardens that can Stand the Heat

With global temperatures on the rise and all of us trying to cut down on our water usage, choosing drought-tolerant plants for your garden is more important than ever… Three to Take Home Helen Reeley, of Berkhamsted-based Reeley Gardens, shares her three favourite drought-resistant plants with us. She says: ‘They’re bullet proof, a good size […]

Living Magazines Michael Chakraverty 's Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Podcaster, writer, and former 2019 Great British Bake Off contestant Michael Chakraverty has shared his chocolate cupcakes recipe. For the Cupcakes 125g dark chocolate (minimum 56% cocoa solids) 125g unsalted butter 5tsp instant coffee 90ml boiling water 120g plain flour 30g cocoa powder 5tsp baking powder 100g golden caster sugar 150g light brown sugar 2 […]

Living Magazines Refined- sugar free carrot cup cake

Healthy Carrot Cupcakes

Our recipe for this issue comes courtesy of Joy Skipper and the Alzheimer’s Society. The charity’s Cupcake Day takes place on 17 June and gives people the chance to bake, deliver or buy cakes to raise money to support the 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK. For this year’s Cupcake Day the […]

Living Magazines Heritage Homes

TLC for Heritage Homes

If you’re lucky enough to live in a heritage property, look after it carefully, says Stewart Ivory, director of Tring’s Lost Marble Building Conservation. He explains why and how, with some top tips! Heritage properties are all around us, with approximately a quarter of all UK housing stock built before 1919. That means there’s about […]

Living Magazines Whipsnade Zoo's Amur Tigers Makari Czar and Dmitri (c) ZSL Zookeeper Jame Ford

Animal Magic

At last we can get out and about with the family. Many animal parks and attractions have had a hard time, closed during lockdown, with no visitors to bring in much-needed funds. Let’s make the most of summer and give them all the support we can! Folly’s Farm – Home of Rest For Donkeys & […]

Living Magazines Summer 2021 Hair and Skin

Here Comes Summer

The sun is shining and we’re allowed out! It’s time to get your skin back into shape and your hair shining Looking at ourselves on Zoom over the past few months has been quite an enlightening experience for many of us – and not necessarily in a good way! Be honest, unless you’re lucky enough […]

Living Magazines Wendover Woods Walk

Wendover Woods and Back

We’re lucky to have some great half-day and full-day circular walks taking in stretches of The Ridgeway on our doorstep. The one we have chosen for this issue is from the Chilterns Country Views of the Vale collection. START/END: Wendover Railway Station, Grid Reference: SP849067 DISTANCE: 7 miles, allow 3½ to 4 hours TERRAIN: Uphill […]