Local group donates bench to Panshanger Park

A new bench has been donated to Panshanger Park by the East Herts Footpath Society.

 View from new bench

Photo: View from new bench.

The Society, which aims to preserve and enhance public rights of way for the greater public benefit, are regular users of Panshanger Park and their donated bench is a welcome addition to the park.

The bench has been installed on the Oak Trail near to the site of Panshanger House overlooking the Broadwater. It gives another lovely place to sit and enjoy the spectacular views along the valley as visitors walk along the Oak Trail path.

The Oak Trail, which was opened in July 2015, provides public access to the iconic Panshanger Oak. The Oak, which is over 500 years old, was reportedly planted by Queen Elizabeth I and is listed by The Tree Council as one of 50 ‘Great British Trees’.

EHFS bench pic

Photo left to right: Jane Page, Chairwoman of East Herts Footpath Society (EHFS), Hugh O’Reilly, Estate Maintenance Manager, Tarmac, Jennifer Gilbert, Panshanger Park People & Wildilfe Officer, Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust and Egon Prtak, EHFS.