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Walks Around Town

This walk is called ‘The Devil’s Own Footsteps’ and is a 4.3 mile linear walk starting at Berkhamsted Railway Station and ending at Bovingdon Memorial Hall. START: Berkhamsted Railway Station. END: Bovingdon Memorial Hall DISTANCE: Approximately 4.3 miles (7km) MAPS: OS Explorer 181, Chiltern Society Footpath Map No19, Berkhamsted Citizens Association Footpath Map You can […]

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Look After your Mind

During isolation, it became more important than ever to stay positive and boost your mental health. As we emerge, it will be just as important to look after yourself In these worrying times, it can be hard to stay positive. As we go to print, we’re still in lockdown and it looks as though it […]

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Berkhamsted Place

The Elizabethan country manor at the top of Castle Hill survived for almost 400 years before it was demolished. Here’s a potted history. Berkhamsted Place was a mansion house built at the top of Castle Hill, where it remained for almost 400 years, until 1967 when it was sadly demolished. The history of Berkhamsted Place […]

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Back to Nature

Whether it’s in your back garden or out in the park, enjoy getting back to nature with your kids this summer Remember when you had the freedom to chase butterflies, build dens and splash in puddles all day long? Well now, with theme parks and almost everything else closed, it’s the perfect time to get […]

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Butterflies and Birds

Attract more wildlife to your garden by making it a haven for them Main image: Peacock butterfly © RHS Katy Prentice If you’ve got a garden then you’re definitely one of the lucky ones – having an outside space to call our own is a godsend, and never more so than over the last few […]

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The Best Summer Reads by Local Authors

You may not be sitting by the pool this summer, but it’s the perfect time to relax in your garden with a good book. Here’s our pick of some of the best books from our super-talented local authors – plus, the chance to win signed copies of them all! The Mother’s Secret By Clare Swatman, […]

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It’s Time to DIY

It’s the perfect time to get those annoying DIY jobs done in and around your home Hands up who spent the lockdown cracking on with all those niggly DIY jobs? More likely, between trying to home school the children, do some work and keep yourself busy, more time in the house has simply meant you’ve […]

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In Cowper’s Country

In the first of our new series, the Berkhamsted Local History and Museum Society tells more about our town’s history. According to the Bucks Herald, the poet William Cowper was born in Berkhamsted in 1731. This is from an article in 1892: ‘Berkhampstead is well worth visiting, firstly, because English history – or, at any […]

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Nell Gwyn in Tring?

In the first of our new series, we find out about Tring’s association with Nell Gwyn. Nell first came to the attention of Charles II around 1668 at the Drury Lane Theatre. By 1671 she had two sons by Charles. Just when, or even if, Nell stayed at Tring is not truly known. What is […]

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Celebrate, Share, Explore!

2020 is the Hertfordshire Year of Culture. Here’s what you need to know. The Hertfordshire Year of Culture – or HYOC2020 – is shining a spotlight on the county and all the amazing culture it has to offer, with events and activities throughout the year. And organisers want everyone to get involved. ‘HYOC2020 is taking […]

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Once Upon a Time

Getting kids interested in reading is so important – and they’re never too young to start. Reading can really fire children’s imaginations – and the younger you get them into storytelling the more likely they are to enjoy it for life. But why is reading so important? ‘The important role that books play in children’s […]

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Afternoon Tea at Copper House in Berkhamsted

Editor Clare Swatman took her Dad along to sample Afternoon Tea at Copper House, Berkhamsted It’s almost a year since Copper House opened its doors in the Town Hall building, and it’s been a roaring success. And now, they’ve started offering Afternoon Tea – so when I was invited along to try it, how could […]