We are delighted to confirm that 4.7km of new paths have opened at Panshanger Park, improving access from the south of the park for all visitors, whether on foot, cycle or horse; and providing routes to the historic Cole Green area. The new paths add to the 18km of paths already open to the public across the park.
The Mimram Valley path has also been opened to provide an additional east-west permissive route in the park through the lower valley to the south of the River Mimram.
The new paths have been opened following extensive stakeholder consultation that has ensured we have adopted sensitive access solutions that enable the public to enjoy the routes, whilst respecting and protecting the important wildlife and the historic park landscape. Use of the new Mimram Valley path, located in the nature reserve, will be monitored over the coming months to ensure the delicate ecology of the area is not being disturbed.
The work to install the paths, gates and fencing along the new routes has been completed by Maydencroft, the landscape management company who were appointed earlier this year to undertake the day-to-day running of the park, providing support to Tarmac and our partners at Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
We do ask visitors to take care along these routes, in particular along the Mimram Trail where our longhorn cattle are now grazing (please keep dogs on leads in this area), and where the paths meet crossing points that provide vehicular access into some southern parts of the park.
We have produced a new map to show the routes amongst the network of paths at Panshanger Park. The map will be can be downloaded here.
We very much hope that visitors to the park enjoy using the new paths.