Gardens, parks and recreation

The district has many gardens, parks and open spaces including formal gardens and country houses as well as small local greens and allotments.


Updates to services due to Coronavirus

Playgrounds and open exercise spaces: Many of our town and parish councils run playgrounds and open exercise spaces. The government has issued some guidance for managing and using playgrounds and outdoor gyms

Working or volunteering in the heritage sector: We have a number of museums and historic properties in the district. The government has also put together some guidance for people who work or volunteer in heritage locations

Using parks and open spaces: General advice for anyone on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others from coronavirus

Dog walking: We've published some advice on dog walking during the coronavirus outbreak.

Walking and cyclingAdvice on what you can and cannot do, where to go in Uttlesford when you are walking or cycling during the coronavirus outbreak.


Use the links below for information on outdoor recreation in Uttlesford.

Parks, gardens and country houses which are open to the public

► Parks and gardens

National Trust

English Heritage

Historic Houses Association

More information on local outdoor attractions and activities

► Tourist information

Outdoor activities in Essex