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.

Nov 22, 7:45pm: Saffron Walden Historical Society meeting at Friends Meeting House, High Street with talk by Stephen Rapkin, "The History of Abbey Lane Chapel" - www.saffronwaldenhistory.org.uk 

Nov 25/26, 10am to 5pm: Radwinter Church Christmas Tree Festival.

Nov 26, 9:30am to Noon: Ashdon: Work party at Essex Wildlife Trust's Shadwell Wood - contact tonymorton.net@virgin.net for information.

Nov 26, 3pm: Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra perform works by Nielsen, Sibelius and Rachmaninov at Saffron Hall - tickets from www.saffronhall.com or Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre.

Dec 01, 7:45pm: Saffron Walden: Fry Art Gallery lecture by Andrew Friend at Quaker Meeting House, High Street: "Ravilious & Co - an Exhibition at the Townner, Eastbourne"

Dec 02, 10am to 1pm: Radwinter Church open - www.radwinter.org/RadCHabout.php

Dec 02, 10am to 5pm: Hatfield Heath: Christmas Tree Festival at Holy Trinity Church

Dec 02, 10:30am to 5pm: Elsenham Church Christmas Tree Festival.

Dec 02, 11am to 5pm: Saffron Walden: Exhibition at The Schoolroom, 9a Museum Street - "When Bardfield moved to Saffron Walden: Artists in Saffron Walden from the 1960s to the 1980s". [exhibition continues at weekends until 25 March] - www.fryartgallery.org 

Dec 03, 10am to 5pm: Hatfield Heath: Christmas Tree Festival at Holy Trinity Church

Dec 03, from 10:30am: Braughing: British Horse Society "Park and Ride" -  Five routes from 10 to 16 miles - http://www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/events-and-competitions/events/regional/east-of-england/braughing-park-and-ride-02-july-2017-1

Dec 03, 10:30am to 5pm: Elsenham Church Christmas Tree Festival.

Dec 03, 2pm: Quendon: William Winstanley Day at the church - decorated in the style of "The Man who saved Christmas", William Winstanley 1628 - 1698. Enquiries 01799 543201

Dec 03, 2:15pm to 5pm: Saffron Walden: Exhibition at The Schoolroom, 9a Museum Street - "When Bardfield moved to Saffron Walden: Artists in Saffron Walden from the 1960s to the 1980s". [exhibition continues at weekends until 25 March] - www.fryartgallery.org 

Dec 03, 3pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Music@Stansted concert by flautist Daniel Shao and pianist Daniel King Smith in St John's Church - www.musicatstansted.co.uk 

Dec 10, 10am: Stanstead Abbotts: East Herts Ramblers 9 mile walk - http://www.easthertsramblers.co.uk/ 

Dec 17, 10am: Little Canfield: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5 to 6 mile walk, starting from Little Canfield Church, Grid Reference 587209, Postcode CM6 1SU - www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/little-canfield/ 

Dec 17, 1pm: Cutlers Green, Thaxted: Saffron Walden & Dist Footpaths Association 5 mile walk - 07939 018803 - www.walkinginessex.co.uk/saffronfpa.php

Dec 26, 10am: Great Easton: Saffron Walden & Dist Footpaths Association 4 mile walk - www.walkinginessex.co.uk/saffronfpa.php

Dec 26, 10:30am: Stansted Mountfitchet: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5 to 6 mile walk, starting from Castle Car Park, Grid Reference 515248, Postcode CM24 8BE - www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/stansted-mountfitchet/

Dec 26: Thaxted: Thaxted Morris perform at 11am in church hall; noon in churchyard then the Swan; 3pm at the Maypole - www.thaxtedmorris.org

2018

Jan 07, 10am: Barkway: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5 to 6 mile walk, starting from War Memorial, Grid Reference 384359, Postcode SG8 8BS - www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/barkway/

Jan 21, 3pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Music@Stansted concert by the Piattini String Trio in St John's Church - www.musicatstansted.co.uk

Feb 04, 10am: Little Hallingbury: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5 to 6 mile walk, starting from Car Park opposite Post Office, Grid Reference 503174, Postcode CM22 7RD - www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/little-hallingbury/ 

Feb 18, 10am: Standon: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5 to 6 mile walk, starting from Standon Church, Grid Reference 396222, Postcode SG11 1LB - www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/standon/ 

Mar 04, 10am: Hunsdon: Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association 5 to 6 mile walk, starting from Post Office, Grid Reference 417140, Postcode SG12 8NH - www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/hunsdon/ 

Mar 10, 7:30pm: Stansted Mountfitchet: Music@Stansted piano recital by Chenyin Li in St John's Church - www.musicatstansted.co.uk

Mar 24, 11am to 5pm: Saffron Walden: final weekend of exhibition at The Schoolroom, 9a Museum Street - "When Bardfield moved to Saffron Walden: Artists in Saffron Walden from the 1960s to the 1980s". [exhibition at weekends from 02 Dec 2017] - www.fryartgallery.org 

Mar 25, 2:15pm to 5pm: Saffron Walden: final day of exhibition at The Schoolroom, 9a Museum Street - "When Bardfield moved to Saffron Walden: Artists in Saffron Walden from the 1960s to the 1980s". [exhibition at weekends from 02 Dec 2017 on Saturdays 11am to 5pm and Sundays 2:15pm to 5pm] - www.fryartgallery.org 

Apr 08: Wethersfield: Wethersfield Chamber Concert featuring pianist Martin James Bartlett, 2014 BBC Young Musician.

Apr 22: Wethersfield: Wethersfield Chamber Concert featuring cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 2016 BBC Young Musician.

May 06: Wethersfield: Wethersfield Chamber Concert featuring piano trio Trio Isimsiz.