Please select one of the sections from the menu on the left. If this is your first visit, we recommend that you start with the Introduction. If you like what we are doing, please support us by going to the Membership section where you can apply to join the Hundred Parishes Society at a cost of only £10 a year for a household or organisation. Members receive monthly emails with news, snippets of local history and suggested activities that are consistent with the Society's aims.

We encourage you to return regularly to this website, perhaps to read about another parish or notable person or look for an interesting walk, and in particular to check What's On.  We hope you will be inspired to discover more about the Hundred Parishes and to explore this special area.

Members are welcome to copy the text and images on this website for personal use or to pass them on in the interests of spreading knowledge and understanding of the Hundred Parishes, but no content of this website may be used or reproduced for commercial purposes.

What's on?

The What's On page is regularly updated for local events offering an opportunity to engage with heritage, culture or the outdoors generally. Please consider adding this page to your website Favourites.

Our Attractions pages list other regular opportunities, whilst our Walks from railway stations can be downloaded and enjoyed at any time.

Christmas is coming - do you need an idea for what to buy someone?

The Society has published its first book, "The Hundred Parishes: An Introduction". It introduces readers to each of the Hundred Parishes with an outline of its history and a generous selection of photos depicting its heritage. In all, there are almost a thousand pictures. The 400-page hardback book costs £25 a copy. It can be viewed and purchased at the Tourist Information Centres in Bishop's Stortford, Saffron Walden or Thaxted, at Great Bardfield’s bookshop, Between The Lines, at Saffron Walden's Hart's Books, or by contacting the author Ken McDonald on either 01279 813226 or hundredparishes@btinternet.com. It can be delivered in the UK at a total cost of £32.

Can you identify the photo?

We occasionally change the image on the right of the banner that appears at the top of each page of the website. It currently shows the cover of the Society's book. The last view was of war graves in Saffron Walden Cemetery.  

If you have taken a good panorama photo that we might use, please email it to hundredparishes@btinternet.com .