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Canal Fields

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Award winning park in Berkhamsted with 20 Points of Interest and 1 route

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Bowling Green

Sports Court

Operated by Berkhamsted Bowls Club.

 

 

Berkhamsted Bowls Club offers a full range of bowling activities to suit all levels of ability. Founded in 1985, the mixed club offers men’s, ladies’ and mixed matches plus regular friendly ‘roll ups’. A pay and play facility is available to non-members. The Club is open for bowls from 1 May to 20 September and offers a full programme of social activities and events throughout the year.

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Canal Fields Car Park

Car Park

Free Car Park access via Broadwater, Berkhamsted.  Directions here.

Further information is available here.

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Grand Union Canal

Site of historical interest

 The Grand Union Canal, formally the Grand Junction Canal, links London to Birmingham and was completed to Berkhamsted in 1798. It provided the basis for the town’s wealth, by attracting local industry, such as grain mills and timber yards and it now provides an artery through the district for recreational boaters.

 - Boaters can moor on the tow path side of the Canal.

 - Recreational fishing takes place alongside the Canal.

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Grand Union Canal towpath

Site of historical interest

Runs through the south side of the park.

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Millennium Garden

Plant Bed

The Millenium Garden was developed by Berkhamsted Town Council and local volunteers to mark the year 2000.  The garden is designed to promote biodiversity and sustainability and attracts a wide range of bees and butterflies throughout the flowering season.

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Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Fitness Equipment

Range of outdoor fitness equipment installed in 2008.  The scheme includes a play trail for the toddler age range. 

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Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Fitness Equipment

Range of outdoor fitness equipment installed in 2008.  The scheme includes a play trail for the toddler age range

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Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Fitness Equipment

Range of outdoor fitness equipment installed in 2008.  The scheme includes a play trail for the toddler age range

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Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Fitness Equipment

Range of outdoor fitness equipment installed in 2008.  The scheme includes a play trail for the toddler age range.

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Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Fitness Equipment

Range of outdoor fitness equipment installed in 2008.  The scheme includes a play trail for the toddler age range.

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Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Fitness Equipment

Range of outdoor fitness equipment installed in 2008.  The scheme includes a play trail for the toddler age range. 

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Picnic Area

Picnic Area

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Play Area

Playground

Large enclosed play area.

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River Bulbourne

Water Habitat

The River Bulbourne is a chalk stream, a globally rare habitat, confined to North West Europe and New Zealand. Chalk streams are fed from groundwater held in the chalk that forms the Chiltern Hills. Chalk streams provide habitats for some of the UK’s rarest species including the white clawed crayfish, water vole and brown trout. The corridors of land adjacent to the streams are a major wildlife resource and a priority habitat for protection.

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Skatepark

Skate Park

Floodlit area suitable for skateboarding, scooters and BMX.

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Park Information

Canal Fields is the main park in Berkhamsted. It is an attractive green space, centrally located between the High Street and Berkhamsted railway station, with a picnic area, skate park and a well equipped play area.

The park also benefits from the presence of the River Bulbourne, the Grand Union Canal and Berkhamsted Bowls Club. Free parking is available, with access from Broadwater. The park has achieved the Green Flag Award, the national standard for parks and open spaces in England and Wales, six times since 2007. 

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On Site Facilities

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  • Disabled AccessDisabled Access icon
  • Dogs WelcomeDogs Welcome icon
  • Pushchair Friendly PathsPushchair Friendly Paths icon

Park Routes

Perimeter Walk

Distance 0.7 km
Steps taken 855

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How to get here

Parking:

Free Car Park accessed via Broadwater. Directions here.

Further information on the car park is available here.


Public Transport Information:

The mainline station (London Midland line from Euston) is only 10 minutes’ walk away, and the Arriva 353, and 32/32a bus services stop at Lower Kings Road. Other bus routes pass through the nearby High Street. 

Information on public transport can be found via the Intalink website www.intalink.org.uk/timetables or www.nationalrail.co.uk


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