We work across the county to stand up for our countryside and green spaces.
We want to connect people to the countryside, wherever they live.
Love the countryside? Want to help us make it even better? Find out how.
Want to know about things to see and do in the countryside near you? We can help.
Proposals threaten the destruction of 250 hectares of Green Belt land
A recent review by CPRE Hertfordshire
A steady increase in applications for housing on Greenfield sites
A 6 mile circular walk from Kings Langley station through open countryside
A 4 mile walk near St Albans, taking in lovely Heartwood Forest
This walk takes in part of Hertfordshire’s only National Nature Reserve
Ever spotted one of these?? Here are some of the caterpillars we're most frequently asked to identify! 👇🔎👀🐛
Hedgerows are our largest nature reserve.
More than 2000 species depend on UK hedgerows, and planting more could help slow and reverse nature's decline.
Will you sign the petition calling on the government to act?
#40by50 #Morehedges #HedgerowHeroes
🌲With staycations on the rise this year we would like to help you discover Hertfordshire!🌲
There are so many locations to visit around Hertfordshire & we hope you enjoy the places we've shared below. It would be lovely to see images from along your journeys #ExploreHerts
Treecreepers are small brown birds often seen heading up tree trunks in search of food. Their long pointed beaks are ideal for probing into bark for insects and spiders. Well camouflaged for their life on tree trunks, they can be hard to spot, although they are quite common.
Ten gorgeous moths you might spot out and about! 🌱💚
This is said to be one of the best views in Hertfordshire. On the high ridge just south of Royston, it's a great place to be on a warm summer day. To find it follow our self-guided walk around Barkway and Reed, one of nearly 40 mostly circular walks on https://www.cpreherts.org.uk/discover-our-countryside-2/walks/
It’s #PlasticFreeJuly and it’s got us thinking about all the ways we can be more environmentally conscious when travelling in our beautiful Hertfordshire 🍃 Here’s our top tips for going green: https://bit.ly/3m3LuVW
What song reminds you of the joys of the great outdoors?
#GetOutside #Hertfordshire #ExperienceNature #ExploreHerts #NatureMusic
Wild roses are in flower now in hedges and woodland edges. The two most common species are pale pink dog rose and pure white field rose (pictured). Dog roses scramble high up into hedges, while field roses are usually no more than 3 to 4 feet high. Both are sweetly scented.
It's #NationaMeadowsDay 🌼
Meadows are havens for wildlife and wildflowers, but we've lost over 90% of our meadows since the 1930s.
We think their restoration as an icon of the countryside is vital to efforts to reverse the impact of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Wrens are Britain's most common breeding birds, widespread in towns and the countryside. Among our native birds only the goldcrest is smaller. Weighing 10 to 12 grams, they have a very loud song. Male wrens make several nests, then sing and display near them to attract a female.
Speckled wood butterflies are common in places with dappled sunlight. The first adults appear in spring after spending the winter as a caterpillar or a chrysalis. Another generation appears in mid-summer. It is a medium sized butterfly with a wingspan of around 50 mm (2 ins).
More than 50,000 people have now signed our petition for a reliable bus service for every community!🚌 🎉
To celebrate we’ve made a video of people from across the country who've shared their story about what a reliable bus service would mean for them.
Watch and share! 🎬
We have loads of wonderful resources for children, parents, teachers and group leaders! From creating a mini pond to wildlife quizzes and crafts. Have a browse! ⬇️ 🤸🦆🐝🐜🐞😊
The warm weather has brought out the first of the dragonflies at last. This is a male broad-bodied chaser, distinguished by its blue body. The females are greenish-brown. They are typically 4-5 cm long. They are common in southern England around lakes and ponds. #Dragonfly
It's the last weekend of the Great British Spring Clean - maybe grab the kids and help clean up your local green space?
Planning a trip out in the Hertfordshire countryside?
Look out for our native yellow flag or iris. It grows in shallow water on the margins of ponds, lakes, ditches and rivers. The sharp-edged leaves appear first and then the flowers emerge from between two leaves. #Hertfordshire
Following 'No Mow May', it's now 'Let it bloom June' – allow the flowers to grow in your garden and leave them be. ❤️
We have an absolutely beautiful week ahead of us,
If you plan to head out on a walk why not save our Butterfly posters so you can identify any beautiful Butterflies that you may come across!
This #WorldEnvironmentDay we want to celebrate our supporters and volunteers who've worked to protect, respect and restore their local countryside.
Thank you all 💚 for every action taken, every petition signed and every #DRS tweet sent to the PM