Watford residents have voted! We’ve asked locals what their favourite places to visit during lockdown are, and here are their top picks. Get inspired for your next walk!

  • Munden Estate

    The network of public access that covers the Estate provide about 6 miles of footpaths, 2 miles of permissive footpaths and about 2 miles of bridleways (and bridleways also permit cyclists).

    You can come here to walk, ride and cycle, but ask that you leave only your footprints and take away just your memories. Please respect the countryside code and that well-maintained farmland is a pleasure for us all but also a business for others.

    Photo credit: @depression_bydecision

  • Cassiobury Park

    An amazing beauty spot with a lot of history behind it, you can have a day out in this fantastic, Green Flag award-winning beauty spot, which has recently been voted one of the top 10 parks in the UK.

    Cassiobury Park is the largest public open space in Watford comprising of over 190 acres (77 hectares) of green space stretching from Watford town centre to woodland and countryside to the west of the town.


  • The Grove, London's Country Estate

    Open for local walks Monday – Fridays only.

    A nature lover’s dream, their stunning 300 acre grounds are a haven for peace and tranquility. The Grove’s immaculate Formal Gardens are brimming with rose gardens, contemporary art and unique water features. During the spring and summer, guests can also enjoy the Walled Garden, a secluded outdoor space. For more adventurous visitors, borrow one of our bikes, grab yourself a map and explore thewoodland trails and surrounding Hertfordshire countryside.

  • Grand Union Canal

    There’s a gorgeous hump-backed bridge just over the lock. You can sit and watch boats pass while enjoying the sun or later in the year as the autumnal leaves scatter all around.

    A fine chance to escape the stresses of the world if there ever was one.

    Either side of Cassiobury Park sits Cassiobridge Lock 78, Ironbridge Lock 77, and Lady Capels Lock 74 which are perfect for further exploring.

    Photo credit: @resident_ems

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