A new path has been opened at Panshanger Park, providing greater access from the Panshanger Lane entrance to the park.
The new western approach is a permissive bridleway for walkers, cyclists and horseriders that links the western side of the park to the Panshanger Great Oak and the remains of Panshanger house.
The route passes through what used to be the old sand and gravel processing plant before the restoration works were completed. The land has been restored with replaced soils and then seeded with grasses and wildflowers.
Michael Charlton, mineral estates manager for Tarmac, said: "We are very excited to be able to open the new path now the restoration in this area has been completed.
"Following completion of mineral extraction, all areas through the central valley of Panshanger Park have now been restored and have been opened up to the public as a country park and nature reserve. There are now 24km of paths for people to enjoy.
"To help protect the sensitive wildlife habitats and historic feature we ask that all visitors to Panshanger Park keep to the designated paths at all times.”
Panshanger Park is a historic Grade II listed park and garden to the west of Hertford. The park covers an area of 1000 acres, of which 200 acres are open to the public.
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