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Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines The Berko Loop

The Berko Loop

The Berko Loop by Kevin Exley £15, available from Number Twenty and www.theberkoloop.co.uk. Taking in a loop – as the name suggests – round Berkhamsted, starting at the top of New Road (by the golf club), through Frithsden, The Amaravati monastery, past Ashridge and Northchurch common, along the Grand Union Canal to Cholesbury, Hawridge, Bourne End and Little Heath Farm, this is a […]

Living Magazines Towns of Two Halves

Towns of Two Halves

Towns of Two Halves by David Guest Rosewood Publishing, £8 paperback, £3.47 on ebook, Amazon. Former Berkhamsted Living Editor, Sub Editor, roving news reporter and tea maker extraordinaire, David Guest has just released his second book, Towns of Two Halves. Described as a ‘tourist’s guide to football towns,’ it is just that, plus much much more. The premise of the book is that David, […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Teenager on iPad

Unplug Your Kids

Are you worried about how long your kids spend online? Here’s how to disconnect to reconnect. Picture the scene; you’re sitting down to dinner with your family for a lovely catch-up at the end of a long day. You  turn to your loved ones only to be greeted with a wall of people staring at their phones, engrossed in an […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines The Grat Outdoors Kids' Activities

The Great Outdoors

When the sun shines the UK can be a beautiful place to live. Here’s our guide to go with the kids to get some fresh air and exercise this summer, all within an hour’s drive. Tring Reservoirs Tring HP23 4PA. All ages. Admission Free Built to top up the Grand Union Canal at the Tring […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Sun safety

Sun Safety

It’s essential to protect your skin and your hair in the the sun. Here’s our guide on how to stay safe. Unfortunately, with vitamin D a complicating factor, the sun-safe advice has become confusing. We need to get enough sunlight without sun cream to replenish our vitamin D resources, but we must always use sunscreen. […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Home Cleanliness

Next to Godliness

Yes, we know you like to keep your house clean(ish). But kids with muddy shoes, dogs with muddy paws, and life’s general wear and tear mean that it’s hard to keep on top of it. But even if your loo gleams or your floor looks as though you could eat your dinner off it, is […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Open Gardens

Gardens Thrown Open

Each year, the National Gardens Scheme sees a host of privately owned gardens open to the public to raise money for charity. And it’s not restricted to large, landscaped affairs – cottage gardens and unpretentious plots participate too. There’s nothing more inspiring, for anyone with an interest in gardening, than taking a walk around other […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines George and Meg dog walk

Cholesbury-Hawridge Common Walk

Here’s the first in our new series of dog-friendly local walks With thanks to George Edwards and his dog Meg (pictured). START: Full Moon pub, Cholesbury-Hawridge Common ENDS:Full Moon pub, Cholesbury-Hawridge Common DISTANCE: 3.8 miles (6km) ASCENT: 91m (300 feet) The Walk The walk involves a few stiles, all dog-friendly, and a few fields with livestock. Paths […]

Living Magazines dog walking

Chilterns Walking Festival

The VisitChilterns website hosts details of where to stay, eat out and things to do. It also features details of the Chilterns Walking Festival. Specialist themed walks, stories and scenic landscapes are a feature of the Festival programme. Some walks will involve local food and drink, practical craft sessions or chances to learn about the […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Planting for Spring

Plant planning

Spring planting is one of the most enjoyable jobs of the gardening year. Flowerbeds in particular are tapestries that evolve over the years and many of the changes you’ll make to the pattern will be prepared in spring. There are many obvious places to buy plants in bulk, and we wouldn’t for a moment discourage […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines Clare Swatman's second book

The Secret’s Out

The second in our editor Clare Swatman’s two-book deal with Macmillan is due out on 22 February 2018. Called The Mother’s Secret, it’s a powerful story about family, secrets and devastating lies. Love keeps us together Kate and Georgie are best friends, different in the way siblings always are, united by the bond of sisterhood. […]

Berkhamsted and Tring Living Magazines A Pressure of the Hand

Buy a First Edition!

David Guest, production editor of Living magazines, has written his first novel A Pressure of the Hand. You can own your own first edition for £7 from d.guest@btinternet.com, or in e-book form from Amazon or Apple iBooks. Berkhamsted author Sue Hampton gave it four stars on Good Reads and said: ‘I considered five stars. As […]