Spring has sprung! Get some fresh air visiting these outdoor spaces in Welwyn Garden City, from scenic spots to beautiful parkland.
2. Welwyn Garden City Greenway: The Greenway is a 13-mile circular route that runs through the town’s green spaces and nature reserves. The route is mostly flat and is suitable for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Along the way, you’ll pass through Sherrardspark Wood, which has a variety of wildlife and plant species, and Moneyhole Park, which has a lake and a children’s play area.
3. The Commons Nature Reserve: This small nature reserve is located on the western edge of Welwyn Garden City and has several walking trails that take you through woodland, meadow, and wetland habitats. The reserve is home to a variety of bird species, such as goldfinches, chaffinches, and nuthatches, and other wildlife such as foxes, rabbits, and squirrels.
4. Panshanger Park: This large park is located just outside Welwyn Garden City and has over 1,000 acres of woodland, grassland, and wetland habitats. There are several walking trails that take you through the park, including a circular route around the main lake. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, badgers, and bats.
5. Ayot Greenway: This 4.5-mile circular route runs from Welwyn Garden City to the nearby village of Ayot St Lawrence. The route follows a disused railway line and takes you through countryside and woodland. Along the way, you’ll pass through Wheathampstead, which has a variety of shops, cafes, and pubs.
6. Digswell Viaduct: This historic structure was built in the mid-1800s and spans the River Mimram. The viaduct is a popular spot for walkers and cyclists, and there is a footpath that runs along the top of the viaduct. From the viaduct, you can enjoy views of the surrounding countryside, including the Mimram Valley and the Hertfordshire hills.