Here we list some activities that relate to local heritage, countryside, wildlife, exercise, 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 a nearby walk or the introduction to the parish and see if you can track down some more of its heritage. Events may be subject to Covid restrictions or reassessment of Covid risks.
 
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.

Aug 09, 7pm: Thorley: Walk of 2 to 3 miles with Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association, starting from Thorley church car park - https://www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/thorley-2/ 

Aug 10, 10am: Much Hadham: 6 mile walk with East Herts Ramblers, starting from junction of High Street and Church Street, SG10 6DD - https://www.easthertsramblers.co.uk/

Aug 10, 10am: Anstey: 5 mile walk with Uttlesford Ramblers from Blind Fiddler - https://www.uttlesfordramblers.org/ 

Aug 11, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Aug 13, 10am: Ashdon: 9 mile walk with Uttlesford Ramblers from Ashdon Church car park - https://www.uttlesfordramblers.org/ 

Aug 14: Finchingfield: Essex Bridleways Association ride, starting from Spains Hall - prior entry is required - https://www.essexbridleways.co.uk/upcoming-rides 

Aug 14, 11am: Anstey: 8.5 mile walk with East Herts Ramblers, starting from Blind Fiddler pub, SG9 0BW - https://www.easthertsramblers.co.uk/

Aug 14, 11am and 12:30pm: Saffron Walden: Saffron Story Walking Tours focusing on the saffron industry, led by blue badge guide Sarah Kirkpatrick - limited places - free - must be booked in advance through Tourist Information Centre - https://www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk/ 

Aug 14, 11am: Anstey: 8.5 mile picnic walk with East Herts Ramblers, starting outside the Blind Fiddler pub, SG9 0BW - https://www.easthertsramblers.co.uk/ 

Aug 14, 2pm - 6pm: Duxford: 8 open gardens - https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/17444 

Aug 14, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Aug 16, 09:30 to Noon: Little Sampford: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at West Wood nature reserve - Grid Reference TL624332  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Aug 18, 09:30 to Noon: Little Sampford: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at West Wood nature reserve - Grid Reference TL624332  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Aug 18, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Aug 20, From 10am: Birchanger: Birchanger Wood open day including bug identification, mini orienteering trail and wood-turning demonstration - https://birchangerwoodtrust.org/ 

Aug 21, 10am to 4pm: Great Chishill: Windmill open

Aug 21, 11am - 5pm: Little Easton: August Open Day at Gardens of Easton Lodge - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/august-open-day-2/

Aug 21, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Aug 21: Helions Bumpstead: 5 mile walk with Saffron Walden & Dist Footpaths Association, meeting at Saffron Walden Common car park at 2pm to drive to start - https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex/saffronfpa.php 

Aug 23, 09:30 to Noon: Little Sampford: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at West Wood nature reserve - Grid Reference TL624332  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Aug 25, 09:30 to Noon: Little Sampford: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at West Wood nature reserve - Grid Reference TL624332  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Aug 25, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Aug 27 to 29, 10am to 5pm: Westmill: Art Exhibition, free entry, at Westmill Village Hall, SG9 9LT.

Aug 28, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet windmill open.

Aug 28 - 29: Little Easton: Countess of Warwick Show - https://countessofwarwickshow.org/ 

Aug 28, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Aug 29, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet windmill fete and mill open.

Aug 29, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Aug 31, 8pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Thaxted Morris Men perform at The Dog and Duck - http://www.thaxtedmorris.org/index.htm

Aug 31, 9pm: Henham: Thaxted Morris Men perform at The Cock - http://www.thaxtedmorris.org/index.htm

Sep 01, 9:30am to Noon: Stansted Mountfitchet: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at Turners Spring nature reserve - Grid Reference TL529243  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Sep 01, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Sep 03, 10am to Noon: Radwinter parish church open.

Sep 03: Great Easton: Great Easton Soap Box challenge - https://www.greateastonvillage.co.uk/the-great-easton-soapbox 

Sep 04, 10am to 4pm: Great Chishill: Windmill open

Sep 04, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Sawbridgeworth: Maintenance day at Rivers Orchard - http://www.rhso.co.uk/ 

Sep 04, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet windmill open.

Sep 04, 2pm to 5pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Open Sunday with refreshments at St Mary's Church, CM24 8UB

Sep 04, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Sep 04, 2pm to 5pm: Chrishall Archive open in the Brand Pavilion, Jigneys Meadow - www.chrishallessex.co.uk 

Sep 04, 2:30pm - 5pm: Hinxton Watermill open - https://www.cambridgeppf.org/Pages/Events/Category/hinxton-watermill-events 

Sep 06, 9:30am to Noon: Stansted Mountfitchet: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at Turners Spring nature reserve - Grid Reference TL529243  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Sep 07, 7:45pm: Broxted: Thaxted Morris Men perform at Prince of Wales - http://www.thaxtedmorris.org/index.htm

Sep 08, all day coach tour starting from Stansted Mountfitchet arranged by Churches Conservation Trust to 4 of their churches including Stanstead Abbotts, Chickney and Stansted Mountfitchet within the Hundred Parishes plus Willingale. Pre-booking essential - https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/what-s-on/hct-2022-07-essex-and-hertfordshire.html  

Sep 08, 9:30am to Noon: Stansted Mountfitchet: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at Turners Spring nature reserve - Grid Reference TL529243  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Sep 08, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Sep 09, 9pm to Sep 12, 5am - M11 Junction 8 partial closure, preventing traffic from travelling westwards through the junction - https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/east/m11-birchanger-green-roundabout-north-and-south-bridges/ 

Sep 10, 9am to 5pm: Ride + Stride, raising funds for Essex churches - https://www.friendsofessexchurches.org.uk/ride-stride 

Sep 10, 10am to 5pm: High Wych Scarecrow Festival

Sep 11: Little Easton: Essex Bridleways Association ride, starting from the field behind The Stag pub - prior entry is required - https://www.essexbridleways.co.uk/upcoming-rides 

Sep 11, 11am to 5pm: High Wych Scarecrow Festival

Sep 11, 11am - 4pm: Arkesden: open garden at Stocksmead - https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/37003 

Sep 11, 11am and 12:30pm: Saffron Walden: Saffron Story Walking Tours focusing on the saffron industry, led by blue badge guide Sarah Kirkpatrick - limited places - free - must be booked in advance through Tourist Information Centre - https://www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk/ 

Sep 11, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Sep 13, 9:30am to Noon: Ashdon: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at Shadwell Wood nature reserve - Grid Reference 573412  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Sep 13, 2:30pm - 4:30pm: Finchingfield: Guided tour of Guildhall - pre-booking required - https://www.historichouses.org/house/finchingfield-guildhall/tours/

Sep 14, 10am: Great Sampford: 6 mile walk with Uttlesford Ramblers, starting from Red Lion car park, CB10 2RL - https://www.uttlesfordramblers.org/walks/walks-programme.html

Sep 14, 10am: Wimbish: 3.5 mile walk with Saffron Walden & Dist Footpaths Association, starting from Recreation Ground car park, CB10 2XE - https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex/saffronfpa.php 

Sep 14, 8pm: Elsenham Village History Society meeting with talk by Ken McDonald "A Stroll through the Hundred Parishes" - http://www.elsenham-history.co.uk/

Sep 15, 9:30am to Noon: Ashdon: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at Shadwell Wood nature reserve - Grid Reference 573412  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Sep 15, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Lost Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Sep 15, 8pm: Newport Local History Group meeting at Church House with talk by Martin Rose, "Henry Winstanley, 1644-1703, Last Renaissance Engineer" -http://www.elsenham-history.co.uk/ 

Sep 17: All day coach tour organised by Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust of 5 local churches: Great Amwell, Stanstead Abbotts, Hunsdon, Much Hadham and Ware - https://bedshertshct.org.uk/ 

Sep 17, 10am: Great Sampford: 6 mile walk with Uttlesford Ramblers, starting from Red Lion car park, CB10 2RL - https://www.uttlesfordramblers.org/walks/walks-programme.html

Sep 18, 10am to 4pm: Great Chishill: Windmill open

Sep 18, 10:30am to 12:30pm: Sawbridgeworth: Maintenance day at Rivers Orchard - http://www.rhso.co.uk/ 

Sep 18, Noon - 4pm: Buntingford: Open garden at Alswick Hall - https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/31139 

Sep 18, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Sep 18: Clavering: 5 mile walk with Saffron Walden & Dist Footpaths Association, meeting at Saffron Walden Common car park at 2pm to drive to start - https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex/saffronfpa.php 

Sep 20, 9:30am to Noon: Ashdon: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at Shadwell Wood nature reserve - Grid Reference 573412  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Sep 22, 9:30am to Noon: Ashdon: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at Shadwell Wood nature reserve - Grid Reference 573412  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Sep 22, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Sep 24, 10am to 3pm: Sawbridgeworth: Apple Day at Rivers Orchard - http://www.rhso.co.uk/ 

Sep 25, 11am to 5pm: Little Easton: Open Day at Gardens of Easton Lodge - Apples and Bees Day - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Sep 25, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Sep 27, 9:30am to Noon: Ashdon: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at Shadwell Wood nature reserve - Grid Reference 573412  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ ​​

Sep 29, 9:30am to Noon: Stansted Mountfitchet: Essex Wildlife Trust working party at Aubrey Buxton Reserve - Grid Reference TL521264  - https://www.uttlesford-wildlife.org.uk/ 

Sep 29, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Sep 29, 7pm: Sawbridgeworth: Local History Society talk "The Old Days in Sawbeidgeworth" by Bob Reed at the Hailey Centre.

Oct 01 & 02: Great Hallingbury: Tudor Weekend at St Giles' Church including an evening of Tudor music, the story of Jane Boleyn and a Tudor-themed fete.

Oct 01, 10am to Noon: Radwinter parish church open.

Oct 01, 10am to 4pm: Silver End Village Hall (SE of Braintree): Essex Industrial Archaeology Group hosts an Industrial Heritage Fair, free admission - www.esah1852.org.uk/eiag/events 

Oct 02, 1:30pm to 5:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet windmill open.

Oct 02, 2pm to 5pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Open Sunday with refreshments at St Mary's Church, CM24 8UB

Oct 02, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Oct 06, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Lost Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Oct 08 - the original planned date for Sawbridgeworth: Apple Day at Rivers Orchard - rescheduled to Sep 24 - http://www.rhso.co.uk/ 

Oct 08, 7:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Piatti String Quartet perform Elgar, Moeran and Beethoven at St John's Church - http://www.musicatstansted.co.uk/452160469 

Oct 09, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Oct 11, 2:30pm - 4:30pm: Finchingfield: Guided tour of Guildhall - pre-booking required - https://www.historichouses.org/house/finchingfield-guildhall/tours/

Oct 13, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Lost Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Oct 16, 11am to 4pm: Saffron Walden: Saffron Day.

Oct 16, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Oct 16: Linton: 5 mile walk with Saffron Walden & Dist Footpaths Association, meeting at Saffron Walden Common car park at 2pm to drive to start - https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex/saffronfpa.php 

Oct 20, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Lost Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Oct 23, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Oct 26, 10am: Stansted Mountfitchet: 5 mile walk with Uttlesford Ramblers from The Cock pub - https://www.uttlesfordramblers.org/ 

Oct 26, 10am: Debden: 3 mile walk with Saffron Walden & Dist Footpaths Association, meeting at Debden Village Hall car park, CB11 3LD - https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/essex/saffronfpa.php 

Oct 27, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Lost Gardens of Easton Lodge - Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Oct 29, 9am - 10:30am: Ickleton: Guided tour of garden at Caldrees Manor - pre-booking essential - https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/37772 

Oct 29, 10:30am - 4pm: Ickleton: Open garden at Caldrees Manor, - pre-booking recommended - https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/37772 

Oct 30, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Nov 03, 11am - 3pm: Little Easton: Lost Gardens of Easton Lodge - final 2022 Thursday opening to visitors - https://www.eastonlodge.co.uk/whats-on/ 

Nov 05, 10am to Noon: Radwinter parish church open.

Nov 06, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Nov 13, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Nov 17, 8pm: Newport Local History Group meeting at Church House with talk by David Evans, "Newport's Blue Plaques" -http://www.elsenham-history.co.uk/ 

Nov 20, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Nov 27, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Nov 27, 3pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: pianist Dominic Degavino plays works by Mozart, Chopin, Beach, Schubert and Brahms at St John's Church - http://www.musicatstansted.co.uk/452160505 

​Dec 03, 10am to Noon: Radwinter parish church open.

Dec 04, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Dec 11, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Dec 18, 2pm to 5pm: Ashdon Village Museum open - https://ashdonvillagemuseum.co.uk/

Dec 26, 11am - 1pm: Thaxted: : Thaxted Morris Men perform at Thaxted Church Hall and churchyard - http://www.thaxtedmorris.org/index.htm

2023

Jan 27, 3pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: young violinist Charlie Lovell-Jones will perform at St John's Church -    http://www.musicatstansted.co.uk/401160768 

March 25, 7:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: The Vela Ensemble, comprising piano, violin, cello and clarinet, will perform at St John's Church -   - http://www.musicatstansted.co.uk/452160542