4 walks to try during lockdown

If we learnt anything from the first lockdown, it was the importance of daily exercise for both our physical and mental wellbeing. This time around, the temperature has certainly dropped, so grab a cosy winter coat, pull on some wellies and gloves ready for a stroll in the fresh November air.

Hertfordshire has no shortage of stunning countryside to explore and many are on our doorstep! Along with the Grove’s very own Asher’s Woodland Trails,  local walks to keep you occupied this lockdown.

Wildlife Trail

An early morning stroll along our Wildlife Trail is a sure way to brighten your day. Developed in partnership with the Wildlife Trust, you’ll find nuthatches, woodpeckers and tree creepers. Leave the headphones at home, birdsong will fill your ears along this 1.92 mile trail.

Musical Meander Trail

musical trail

One for the whole family to enjoy, our specially designed Musical Meander Trail is a fun way to keep the little ones entertained while getting some much-needed fresh air. At just over a mile long, you’ll discover Bamboo Bells, Woodland Drums, a Xylophone and more.

Grand Union Canal

Grand union Canal walk

Accessible from our estate (on our 4 mile Cycle, Jogging and Walking Trail) or from neighbouring Cassiobury Park, the Grand Union Canal promises a picturesque route whether you’ve planned an active afternoon or casual Sunday stroll.

Whippendel Woods

Close by, Whippendel Woods can be found along Grove Mill Lane. Hidden within 165 acres of ancient woodland, tawny owls, deer and even bats can be spotted. Don’t forget towels and wellies for the little toes, or paws, that choose to paddle in the streams!

Be sure to make use of all of our green space to keep you healthy and happy during lockdown. Click here to view our Trail Map which details the locations of each of these walks.