The Friends have started a project to clear the overgrown footpath from Hertingfordbury to the Eastern end of the Park. A distance of 1/4 mile.  The Path goes underneath the A414 adjacent to the Mimram and needs to be cleared of deep silt and debris. The Friends are working with the Environment Agency, Highways and others to arrange for clearing of the River and a more suitable rivedbed to be created. Once finished the footpath will be an fabulous entry point into Panshanger Park beside its Eastern lakes. Ideal for local residents and visitors accessing from the village of Hertingfordbury.

Below are a few pictures taken from our last volunteer work party, well done to all those involved:

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Our work will continue in January and on throughout 2014.

Public Access Rights

From 1st January 2018 mineral extraction has finished on the Panshanger Estate.

This means the full Country Park is now open. This public amenity for Hertfordshire is a legal obligation, in perpetuity, on the landowners. As granted by the Secretary of  State for Environment in 1980 in exchange for valuable mineral extraction rights.

See Country Park Access Map on home page to see areas you should now feel free to enter and enjoy.

Fences or locked gates restricting access to Country Park areas are not legal obstructions to public access.

Who we are

Friends of Panshanger Park formed in 2013 to represent groups & individuals disappointed by years of delay in the opening up of the full Country Park at Panshanger. The Panshanger estate owners were granted mineral extraction rights in following a Public Inquiry. The resulting legal agreement obliged the owners to return a restored Country Park with a wide range of facilities to the people of Hertfordshire.

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