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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:34

2019 Children’s Art Competition - Results

This is a long standing and well-loved part of the CPRE Hertfordshire calendar, in 2019 the theme was The Trees of Hertfordshire. The children were asked to think about trees; what they look like from a distance or close up, the ecosystems they support and how trees help to keep a balance in nature and the benefits they bring to health and wellbeing. The trees could be in the countryside, in their garden, school grounds or anywhere else. We hope this encourages children to enjoy the natural world through art

This year our walks will explore more of Hertfordshire’s beautiful countryside and diverse landscapes.

The 2019 Autumn Walk is a 4.6 mile circular walk which takes in some lovely countryside in the Brocket Hall estate, through the Lea Valley, and along the Ayot Greenway.



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This year our walks will explore more of Hertfordshire’s beautiful countryside and diverse landscapes.

The 2019 Late Summer Walk is a circular route of just over 5 miles, starting in Sarratt, which explores the peaceful valley of the River Chess (see below), partly in Three Rivers District in the south west of the county.



We are pleased to produce our annual calendar highlighting the work of the charity.

Our 2020 Hertfordshire Countryside Under Threat calendar makes the ideal gift and is available now

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 12:40

Annual Review 2018 - 2019

We are pleased to publish our latest  "2018 / 2019 Annual Review" available as a download. Please enjoy reading our latest news and we would appreciate any feedback to enable us to improve this newsletter.



This document lists all of the walks available on our website in the form of an index by district with hyperlinks enabling you to select the walk within the document then using the hyperlink go straight to the web page where you can view and/or download the walk.


This year our walks will explore more of Hertfordshire’s beautiful countryside and diverse landscapes.

This 5.7 mile circular walk takes in some lovely undulating farmland and woods around Flamstead in Dacorum Borough.

For CPRE's route, the start and finish are at the free car park at the junction of Friendless Lane and Mill Lane on the northwest side of the village.



2019 saw another successful competition for CPRE Hertfordshire.  However, with over 800 pieces of individual artwork it was difficult to judge. The theme this year was “Trees of Hertfordshire” and the art teachers had interpreted this in many different ways.  Children sent artwork showing trees in the playground, bark rubbings, abstract trees and some with environmental messages, they were all pretty amazing.

Professional artist, Valerie Cansick, who judged the competition said:

“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to assist with the Children’s' Art Competition for CPRE Hertfordshire during the last few years and I would like to commend and thank all the art teachers, every single one, who so enthusiastically encouraged their pupils to participate. The children certainly did that.  

The imaginative collection of artwork always shows how much they take in about nature and the planet, there are many positive and poignant messages coming through loud and clear each year from all participants.”

The competition is open to all primary schools in Hertfordshire and entries are received from reception through to Year 6.  This year successful entries came from schools in Puckeridge, Bushey, Welwyn Garden City, Watton at Stone, Borehamwood, Welwyn and South Mymms.

Winning artists will be invited to collect their prizes at the CPRE Hertfordshire Awards Evening which is held in October at County Hall, Hertford.





For more details contact Gill Bryant, Office Manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01438 717587

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