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Places

Tue, 11:05

With a record number of gardens opening for the Essex National Garden Scheme this year, Susan Copeland, the NGS County Organiser for Essex, picks out some highlights as she reveals how you can visit some of the county’s most lavish gardens

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Tue, 10:14

Us Brits jump at the chance to grab a blanket and a basket of food and head for somewhere peaceful for an afternoon spent eating, drinking, strolling and exploring. We’ve picked 9 of the best spots in Essex for a walk and a picnic

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Wildlife writer and enthusiast Andrew Fallan shares some of his personal insights and experiences from the wild Essex coast that are often unexplored and all too easily underrated

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Friday, April 5, 2019

For most people bluebells are the first sign that spring has arrived and nothing beats a stroll through ancient woods or country parks surrounded by a sea of blue, so here are some of our favourite places to find bluebells in bloom

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

All too easily taken for granted, our county’s village halls are at the heart of rural life and are a lifeline for local communities. Nick Shuttleworth from the RCCE explains just why they are a resource to be treasured

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Holidays

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

An icon in a city of greats, The Westbury not only surrounds its guests in luxury and style, it places them at the very centre of the city’s social and cultural riches.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Bloomsbury’s literary past has always made good reading, but can the hotel of the same name add a fresh new chapter?

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Celebrating the best of London, guests of The Bloomsbury hotel can curate their own weekend through the eyes of a local personality. As one of the hotel’s Weekend Curators - writer and journalist (and Bloomsbury Set aficionado), Harriet shares her passion for the neighbourhood. Take a leaf out of Harriet’s book of hidden gems and curate your perfect London weekend over 24 hours….

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Events

Mon, 12:48

For those still figuring out how to spend your Friday through Sunday, we’ve rounded up 5 of Essex’s best things to do to ensure no second of your weekend is wasted

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Walks

Tue, 10:37

This rural walk in and around the village of Margaretting follows footpaths and bridleways across a railway line and joins the Essex Trail of St Peters Way | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This delightful walk features distant views from the village of Great Easton over towards Duton Hill and Tilty, with its ruined abbey and church | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

As well as being historically important, Essex’s National Trust locations are some of the prettiest sites you can visit anywhere in the county. Here are 10 top walks that take in the best of these protected spots

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Enjoy this short walk around the village of Black Notley, featuring some good paths and hard surfaces that hopefully won’t be affected by the winter weather too much | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Take a stroll from the village of Little Totham to the nearby village of Tolleshunt Major, starting and finishing with the chance for a welcome, warming drink in a countryside pub | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Wildlife

Friday, April 5, 2019

For most people bluebells are the first sign that spring has arrived and nothing beats a stroll through ancient woods or country parks surrounded by a sea of blue, so here are some of our favourite places to find bluebells in bloom

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Located in the south-western corner of Essex, Waltham Abbey is perhaps best known for its traditional market town, filled with character and charm and steeped in historic associations with the likes of King Harold, Henry II and Henry VIII

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