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.

Sep 17, 9:30am to Noon: Thaxted: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at West Wood Nature Reserve, TL624332 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

Sep 17, 7:30pm: Great Dunmow Historical & Literary Society - talk by Janet Dyson, "Long Live Great Bardfield - The life of Tirzah Garwood (Ravilious)" at Helena Romanes School, Parsonage Downs.

Sep 19, 9:30am to Noon: Thaxted: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at West Wood Nature Reserve, TL624332 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

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

Sep 21: Manuden: Timber Framed Buildings talk in the Bury Barn followed by visits to two local timber-framed buildings - details and booking through 01279 612157.

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 24, 9:30am to Noon: Thaxted: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at West Wood Nature Reserve, TL624332 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

Sep 26, 9:30am to Noon: Great Hallingbury: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at Rushy Mead, TL497197 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

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, 10:30am: Sawbridgeworth: Maintenance day at Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard - http://www.rhso.co.uk/events.php

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 01, 9:30am to Noon: Great Hallingbury: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at Rushy Mead, TL497197 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

Oct 02, probably 9:30am: Braughing: Old Man's Day when Matthew Wall is remembered with sweeping of Fleece Lane and ringing of the church bells - http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/braughing-old-mans-day/ 

Oct 03, 9:30am to Noon: Hadstock: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at Harrison Sayer nature reserve, TL557441 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

Oct 05, 9am: Sawbridgeworth: Apple picking day at Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard - http://www.rhso.co.uk/events.php

Oct 05, 10am to 4pm: Chelmsford: Essex Industrial Archaeological Group's Industrial heritage fair, celebrating the county's rich and diverse industrial heritage at Sandford Mill, CM2 6NY - http://esah1852.org.uk/ 

Oct 05: 10am start: Friends of Essex Churches Trust 'Autumn Study Day' visiting Hempstead, Great Bardfield, Finchingfield and Little Bardfield churches - www.friendsofessexchurches.org.uk 

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

Oct 05, 7:30pm: Finchingfield Guildhall: An evening of Essex Folk Songs sung by Potiphar's Apprentices - prior booking recommended - http://www.finchingfieldguildhall.org.uk/events/2019/10/5/folk-night-potiphars-apprentices 

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, 9:30am to Noon: Hadstock: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at Harrison Sayer nature reserve, TL557441 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

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

Oct 10, 9:30am to Noon: Lindsell: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at Sweetings Meadow, TL632285 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

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 15, 9:30am to Noon: Lindsell: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at Sweetings Meadow, TL632285 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

Oct 17, 9:30am to Noon: Stansted Mountfitchet: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at Turners Spring, TL529243 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

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 19, 7:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Pianist Cristian Sandrin performs for Music@Stansted in St John's Church - http://www.musicatstansted.co.uk/

Oct 20, 2pm: Newport: Saffron Walden & District Footpaths Association 5 mile walk from St Helen's Chapel, TL511335 - https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex/saffronfpa.php.

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

Oct 22, 9:30am to Noon: Stansted Mountfitchet: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at Turners Spring, TL529243 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

Oct 24, 9:30am to Noon: Stansted Mountfitchet: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve, TL521264 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

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

Oct 29, 9:30am to Noon: Stansted Mountfitchet: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve, TL521264 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

Oct 31, 9:30am to Noon: Stansted Mountfitchet: Essex Wildlife Trust work party at Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve, TL521264 - https://uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/places-to-visit/

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, 1pm: Saffron Walden: Saffron Walden & District Footpaths Association 5 mile walk from Common car park, TL540385 - https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex/saffronfpa.php.

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

Nov 24, 3pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Harpist Louise Thompson performs for Music@Stansted in St John's Church - http://www.musicatstansted.co.uk/

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, 1pm: Ashdon: Saffron Walden & District Footpaths Association 5 mile walk from Baptist Church car park, TL587419 - https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex/saffronfpa.php.

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, 10am: Wendens Ambo: Saffron Walden & District Footpaths Association 3.5 mile walk from Village Hall, TL513365 - https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex/saffronfpa.php.

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

2020

Jan 26, 3pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: The Solem String Quartete performs for Music@Stansted in St John's Church - http://www.musicatstansted.co.uk/

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/

Mar 28, 7:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Violinist Charlie Lovell-Jones performs for Music@Stansted in St John's Church - http://www.musicatstansted.co.uk/

Apr 08, 8pm: Saffron Walden: Museum Society talk by photographer Liz Huxley, "Essex wildlife throughout the year" at St Mary's Parish Rooms, Museum Street.https://swmuseumsoc.org.uk/talks-and-events/