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Barclay Park

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7.5 hectares of award winning park, close to Hoddesdon Town Centre, 1 route and 20 points of interest

Please note that the Barclay Park Parkrun event is being held in the park today, from 9:00am View Event

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Barclay Park Car Park

Car Park

There is a free car park for ten vehicles accessible from Cock Lane, Hoddesdon.  Directions here

On street parking is also available along Park View, or as an alternative, please use the car park at The Spotlight.  Directions here.

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Beech Walk

Site of historical interest

Created in 1880 by Mr Barclay, a previous owner of the site and after whom the park is named.  

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Jubilee Walk

Site of historical interest

The Friends of Barclay Park decided to create a red, white and blue planting scheme along one pathway to celebrate and commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Barclays Bank, upon consideration of the project and the historic link between the bank and park, agreed to support the project. Members of the public were given the opportunity to purchase a tree/trees as memorials if they wished to do so.

Over 400 volunteer hours were logged as part of the project which received press coverage at the time.  

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Meadow

Meadow

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Ornamental Lake

Water Habitat

Recently restored, the lake was dug by local towns people in 1899.  Home to local wildlife a full list is available in the Park's Management Plan here

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Picnic Area

Picnic Area

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Play Area

Playground

Enclosed children's play area. 

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Pulham Bridge

Site of historical interest

One of two recently restored ornamental bridges commissioned by Mr Barclay and built by Messrs Pulham and sons of Broxbourne c1895

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Pulham Bridge

Site of historical interest

One of two recently restored ornamental bridges commissioned by Mr Barclay and built by Messrs Pulham and sons of Broxbourne c1895

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Spital Brook

Water Habitat

Fast running, gravel based stream. Home to plant and animal life including rare fresh water mussels, froglets and water scorpians. A full list of species can be found in the management plan here

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Sports Area

Playground

Area set aside for ball games.

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Woodland

Woodland

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Park Information

This Green Flag accredited Park is situated on a gentle hillside overlooking an ornamental lake.  Facilities include car parking, picnic tables, a duck pond, toilets, easy access pathway and play equipment.

The active Friends of Barclay Park group was established in 2011 and have been successful in attracting Heritage Lottery Funding which has been used on restoration of the lake, interpretation panels, new habitat creation and materials to deliver educational activities to local schoolchildren.

The Friends have also put together a 1.6km tree trail, the information leaflet is available here

 

 

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On Site Facilities

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  • Pushchair Friendly PathsPushchair Friendly Paths icon
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How to get here

Parking:

There is a free car park for ten vehicles accessible from Cock Lane, Hoddesdon.  Directions here

On street parking is also available along Park View, or as an alternative, please use the car park at The Spotlight.  Directions here


Public Transport Information:

Close to Hoddesdon Town Centre. 

Further information on public transport is available here: www.intalink.org.uk and www.nationalrail.co.uk 


Cycling:

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Park Events

Barclay Park Parkrun

15 December to 15 December, from 9:00am

5km Parkruns are held at 9am every Saturday of the year and are free but please register at www.parkrun.org.uk before your first run. Parkrun is for everyone, whether you're young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, able-bodied or not, you're always welcome and it's about taking part whether you walk, jog or run. Children under 11 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parents choice. For detailed information on Barclay Park Parkrun, see the website here.  Meet at Hoddesdon Football and Cricket Club. 2k parkrun

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Barclay Park Parkrun

22 December to 22 December, from 9:00am

5km Parkruns are held at 9am every Saturday of the year and are free but please register at www.parkrun.org.uk before your first run. Parkrun is for everyone, whether you're young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, able-bodied or not, you're always welcome and it's about taking part whether you walk, jog or run. Children under 11 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parents choice. For detailed information on Barclay Park Parkrun, see the website here.  Meet at Hoddesdon Football and Cricket Club. 2k parkrun

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Barclay Park Parkrun

29 December to 29 December, from 9:00am

5km Parkruns are held at 9am every Saturday of the year and are free but please register at www.parkrun.org.uk before your first run. Parkrun is for everyone, whether you're young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, able-bodied or not, you're always welcome and it's about taking part whether you walk, jog or run. Children under 11 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parents choice. For detailed information on Barclay Park Parkrun, see the website here.  Meet at Hoddesdon Football and Cricket Club. 2k parkrun

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