Who we are?

The Friends of Panshanger Park – Who We Are

Organisations supporting the Friends of Panshanger Park include: British Horse Society (Herts), East Herts Footpaths, Friends of the Mimram, Hertford Civic Society, Hertford Disability Group, Herts Garden Trust, Hertingfordbury Conservation Society, Hertingfordbury Parish Council, Hertford & Ware Local History Society, Herts Building Preservation Trust, Herts Local Access Forum, Open Spaces Society, Panshanger People, The Ramblers, Welwyn Garden City Society, Welwyn Planning and Amenity Group, Welwyn Hatfield Cycling Forum.

The Friends of Panshanger Park exist because we care passionately about this special, historical and ecologically significant 1000 acre estate which we would like to get opened up for eveyone to enjoy.

The Friends of Panshanger Park (The FPP) were formed to achieve two Primary Objectives:

  1.  To help preserve and enhance The Panshanger Park Grade II* Listed landscape for future generations.
  2.  To ensure public access to a vibrant country park is achieved as soon as possible and maintained into the future for the people of Hertfordshire.

The Friends Committee comprises:

NAME                                    ORGANISATION (as relevant)

Alison Warn                              Hertford Disability Group (Nominated Member)

Barrie Goldsmith                      Sustrans (Nom Member)

Barry Simkins                           Member

David Farmer                           Member

Don Street                                Friends of the Mimram (Nom Member)

Gary O’Leary (Chair)              Member

Geoff Cordingley (Secretary) Hertford & Ware Local History Society (Nom Member)

Haidy Blake                              Hertingfordbury Parish Council (Nom Member)

Jacky O’Leary                         Hertingfordbury Conservation Society (Nom Member)

Julie Brix                                  The Ramblers (Nom Member)

Kate Harwood (Vice Chair)   Herts Garden Trust (Nom Member)

Louise Smith                           Member

Rab Harley (Treasurer)        Member

Richard Threlfall                    Hertford Civic Society (Nom Member)

Will Davis                                Welwyn Garden City Society & Panshanger People (Nom Member)










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Heritage Walks 2017

Why not join one of our free heritage walks? Enjoy a pleasant stroll through this delightful Humphry Repton landscape and learn something of the history of Panshanger Park.
Walks are led by members of the Friends and start at 2pm at Thieves Lane car park. Our next walks are on:

Sunday 30th April 2017
Sunday 28th May 2017
Sunday 25th June 2017
Sunday 24th September 2017

The walks are 3½ miles (6km) long, taking in the Panshanger Oak and last 2 / 2½ hours.

If you would like to join us please email
friendsofpanshangerpark@gmail.com or fill out the form on the contact/join section on the main menu above.

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