Here we list some activities that relate to local heritage, countryside, wildlife, culture or conservation. Please also see the Attractions pages for places that are open on a regular basis. If you are tempted by one of these specific places or events, we encourage you to make a full day of your visit. You might like to print off the introduction to the parish and see if you can track down some more of its heritage.
 
If you know of any additional forthcoming event within the Hundred Parishes that offers an opportunity to learn, enjoy or participate, please contact us using the Feedback option at the foot of the website menu.

Jly 16, 7:30pm: Littlebury: Friends of Holy Trinity Church invite you to join (annual membership £12 to support the church fabric) and to attend "Winstanleys Women", a presentation by Martin Rose, biographer of Henry Winstanley. 

Jly 17, 12:30 for 1:10pm start: Saffron Walden: Lunchtime concert at St Mary's Church - Diana Hoy, contralto, and Wendy Watts, piano.

Jly 17, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Jly 20: Birchanger: Butterfly survey in Birchanger Wood with Jono Forgham. For details including what to bring, see - https://birchangerwoodtrust.org/events/

Jly 20, 10am: Stanstead Abbotts: East Herts Ramblers morning walk of 6 miles from the village car park, SG12 8AS, Grid Reference TL385119  - www.easthertsramblers.co.uk 

Jly 20, 3pm: Saffron Walden: Organ recital at St Mary's Church by Oliver King.

Jly 21, 11am to 2pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehose open, EN11 0EH - http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/nature/gardens-heritage/rye-house-gatehouse/plan-a-visit/

Jly 21, 11:30am to 5pm: Little Easton: Open Day at the Gardens of Easton Lodge with focus on history of the gardens and estate during the World Wars - www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Jly 21, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Jly 24, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Jly 25, 8:15pm: Pleshey: Thaxted Morris Men at Leather Bottle - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Jly 25, 9:15pm: Littley Green: Thaxted Morris Men at The Compasses - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Jly 27: Birchanger: meeting of Essex Field Club (for those interested in wildlife and geology) at Birchanger Woods - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Jly 27, 12 Noon to 5pm: Newport: Village Fete on Newport Common, CB10 4UH.

Jly 28, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Jly 31, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Aug 03: Clavering: Essex Field Club meeting (for those interested in wildlife and geology) at Dick Ball Meadow - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Aug 03, 10am: Buntingford: East Herts Ramblers walk of 8 miles, starting at Bowling Green Lane car park, SG9 9DF, TL361295, with pub lunch stop - www.easthertsramblers.co.uk 

Aug 03, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

Aug 04, 11am to 2pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehose open, EN11 0EH - http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/nature/gardens-heritage/rye-house-gatehouse/plan-a-visit/

Aug 04, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Windmill open - https://www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk/

Aug 04, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Aug 04, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

Aug 06, 11am: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

Aug 06, 2:30pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Stanstead Bury, SG12 8JZ open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html 

Aug 07, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Aug 11, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Aug 14, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Aug 15, 9pm to 11:45pm: Birchanger: Moth-trapping night in Birchanger Wood with Jono Forgham. For details including what to bring, see - https://birchangerwoodtrust.org/events/

Aug 17, 10am to 3pm: Birchanger: Bio Blitz Day in Birchanger Wood, learning about our local natural environment with Jono Forgham. For details including what to bring, see - https://birchangerwoodtrust.org/events/

Aug 18, 11am to 2pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehose open, EN11 0EH - http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/nature/gardens-heritage/rye-house-gatehouse/plan-a-visit/

Aug 18, 11:30am to 5pm: Little Easton: Summer Open Day at the Gardens of Easton Lodge - www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Aug 18, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Aug 21, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Aug 25 and 26: Little Easton: Countess of Warwick's Show.

Aug 25 - 26, 11am to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum fete, etc http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Aug 25, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Windmill open - https://www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk/

Aug 26, 11am: Thaxted: Thaxted Morris Men in churchyard - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Aug 26, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Windmill open - https://www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk/

Aug 26: Little Easton: Countess of Warwick Show.

Aug 26, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Aug 26, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

Aug 28, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Aug 29, 10:30am: Wimbish: Essex Field Club visit (for those interested in wildlife and geology) to Carver Barracks - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Sep 01, 10am: Little Hadham: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5-6 mile walk starting from St Cecilia's Church, TL446227, SG11 2DZ - http://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/current-walks-programme/ 

Sep 01, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Windmill open - https://www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk/

Sep 01, 2pm-5pm: Chrishall: Chrishall Village Archive open in the Pavilion - https://chrishallessex.co.uk/visit-the-archive/

Sep 01, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Sep 05, 8:15pm: Newport: Thaxted Morris Men at Coach & Horses - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Sep 05, 9:15pm: Wendens Ambo: Thaxted Morris Men at The Bell - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Sep 07 and 08: From Saffron Walden: Guided tours to Great Bardfield and other villages re "Eric & Tirzah Ravilious in Essex" - see www.fryartgallery.org 

Sep 07, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

Sep 07, 2:30pm to 4:30pm: Much Hadham Horticultural Society Autumn Show in Village Hall - Enquiries - flowersmh357@gmail.com 

Sep 08, 11am to 2pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehose open, EN11 0EH - http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/nature/gardens-heritage/rye-house-gatehouse/plan-a-visit/

Sep 08, 2pm to 5pm: Helions Bumpstead: Open Garden at Parsonage House, CB9 7AD - https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/17045/

Sep 08, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Sep 10, 2:30pm: Finchingfield Guildhall open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

Sep 12, 8:15pm: Duton Hill: Thaxted Morris Men at The Three Horseshoes - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Sep 12, 9:15pm: Broxted: Thaxted Morris Men at The Prince of Wales - www.thaxtedmorris.org

Sep 15, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Sep 19: Pleshey: The Hundred Parishes Society annual general meeting, etc. (members only)

Sep 21, 11am: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open by prior booking through Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, Market Square.

Sep 21, 11am to 1pm: Birchanger: Autumn bug hunt and butterfly and drafonfly survey in Birchanger Wood with Jono Forgham. For details including what to bring, see - https://birchangerwoodtrust.org/events/

Sep 21, 2:30pm: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open by prior booking through Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, Market Square.

Sep 21, 4:30pm: Saffron Walden: 25-27 Church Street (The Old Sun Inn) open by prior booking through Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, Market Square.

Sep 22, 11am to 2pm: Stanstead Abbotts: Rye House Gatehose open, EN11 0EH - http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/nature/gardens-heritage/rye-house-gatehouse/plan-a-visit/

Sep 22, 11:30am to 5pm: Little Easton: Apples and Bees day at the Gardens of Easton Lodge - www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Sep 22, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Sep 26, 10:30am: Wimbish: Essex Field Club visit (for those interested in wildlife and geology) to Carver Barracks - contact efcsecretary2018@gmail.com if you may wish to attend.

Sep 29, 10am: Matching Green: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5-6 mile walk starting from near Chequers PH, TL536110, CM17 0PZ - http://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/current-walks-programme/ 

Sep 29, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Sep 29, 2:30pm: Saffron Walden: Historic House Tour of 25-27 Church Street, CB10 1JW. Tickets £14 per person (including tea, cakes and biscuits) on sale at Tourist Information Centre, Market Square.

Oct 05, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

Oct 05, 7:30pm: Saffron Walden: Organ recital at St Mary's Church by David Poulter.

Oct 06, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Windmill open - https://www.stanstedwindmill.co.uk/

Oct 06, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Oct 08, 2:30pm: Finchingfield Guildhall open to view by prior booking through https://www.historichouses.org/invitation-to-view.html  

Oct 13, 10am: Stanstead Abbotts: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5-6 mile walk starting from Car Park, TL384119, SG12 8AG - http://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/current-walks-programme/ 

Oct 13, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Oct 17, 8pm: Much Hadham: Local History Society meeting in Green Room, Village Hall with talk by Philip Hays, "Henry Parker, 10th Baron Morley, his daughter Jane Boleyn and the Cadaver Tomb" - http://thehadhamshistorysociety.org.uk/ 

Oct 17, 8pm: Newport Local History Group meeting in Church House, beside Newport Church, with talk by Bill Hardy on Bishop's Stortford Union Workhouse.

Oct 20, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Oct 27: Saffron Walden: Fry Art Gallery: final day of exhibition Mr and Mrs Ravilious, displaying the life and works of Great Bardfield artists Eric Ravilious and his wife Tirzah Garwood - www.fryartgallery.org 

Oct 27, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Nov 02, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

Nov 03: Final day of Saffron Walden Museum's summer exhibition "Take away the Walls" discusses the wildlife and countryside of north-west Essex - https://saffronwaldenmuseum.swmuseumsoc.org.uk/

Nov 03, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Nov 10: Birchanger: Leaf Mining Moth session in Birchanger Wood with Jono Forgham. For details including what to bring, see - https://birchangerwoodtrust.org/events/

Nov 10, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Nov 11, 8pm: Stebbing: Stebbing Local History Society meeting in village hall, CM6 3SL with talk by Graham Jolliffe on Stebbing in 1517  - https://stebbinglhs.wordpress.com/meetings/

Nov 17, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Nov 21, 8pm: Newport Local History Group meeting in Church House, beside Newport Church, with talk by Richard Till on The Cutlers of Thaxted, 1360 to 1420.

Nov 24, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Dec 01, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Dec 07, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Radwinter: Church open - most interesting interior + refreshments.

Dec 08, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Dec 15, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Dec 22, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - http://www.ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/index.htm

Dec 26, 11am: Thaxted: Thaxted Morris Men at Thaxted Church Hall and at Noon in Thaxted churchyard - www.thaxtedmorris.org

2020

Mar 12, 8pm: Elsenham: Elsenham: Village History Society: talk by Ray Franklin "The Story of Elsenham Jam", at Elsenham Memorial Hall - www.elsenham-history.co.uk/