Explore The Great Outdoors | The Grove
Immerse yourself and explore the great outdoors of Hertfordshire with The Grove
The Grove in Hertfordshire introduce three new outdoor trails in 300 acres of English countryside. Created to encourage families to embrace the great outdoors, the three new trails will help families discover the wildlife walk, the music meander and stunning cycling trails.
The Wildlife Trail
Devised in partnership with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, families can take a walk on the wild side and celebrate the brilliant wildlife that calls The Grove home. The trail begins in Heath Wood, a deep woodland which dates back to the 17th century, and then continues along the River Gade, where families can spot a kingfisher or a heron hunting for fish – or even an otter feeding on the bank! Next is the grassland with buzzing grasshoppers and bee orchids to spot hiding in the grass. There will be plenty of time to spot butterflies, insects and other small animals along the way!
The Music Meander
The trail is home to seven brand new instruments, carefully handcrafted by The Grove and transforming wood, metal and plastic into pipes, drums, bells and more. Hidden within Heath Wood, with plenty of space to make as much noise as possible, families must find the instruments before playing them.
The Cycle Trail
Pedal power is also in order at The Grove this summer. The longest trail of the three will let guests explore the full extent of The Grove’s 300 acres. The trail is achievable for cyclists of all ages, past canals, river and woods, with plenty to explore on the way. Families can borrow bikes from The Grove and explore together – and decide who gets to read the map!