Panshanger Park (c) Jen Gilbert

Panshanger Park (c) Jen Gilbert

Easy Access Oak Walk

Location: Panshanger Park, B1000, Hertford , SG14 2NA
A shorter walk to the "Panshanger Great Oak" for those that find the walk from Thieves Lane car park too far.

Event details


10.30am - 12pm
A static map of Easy Access Oak Walk

About the event

Join volunteer David Neal for a fascinating stroll from the site of the Panshanger Mansion, find out about some of the people who lived, visited, or were associated it, take in Repton's landscape, hear about his work at the Park and, of course, visit the magnificent “Panshanger Oak”.

17-19 April 1920 was the second “Saturday to Monday” at Panshanger, following the 1st World War and renovations after a two-year let to Lord Queenborough. Among the 24 guests were three Cabinet Ministers and the US Ambassador: John W Davis. The Ambassador thought Panshanger was the sort of place that made England the envy of the world, whilst Churchill was seen in the Orangery looking “too funny in his smock”, and “painting dull bad pictures all day long”. Find our more about the Ambassador’s thoughts, and the silver Basin & Ewer he found so fascinating.

Parking will be available close by at the Panshanger House site.



Suggested donation

This event is free to attend. However, as a registered charity, any donations are greatly appreciated. We suggest a donation of £3 per person for members and £5 for non-members to cover our administration costs.

Suitable for


Know before you go


No dogs permitted
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Panshanger Park

Panshanger Park is owned and managed by Tarmac who are working in partnership with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) to open up the historic landscape to the public. The partnership is working in consultation with a range of stakeholders to highlight and protect the many wonderful attributes of the park - from the varied wildlife to the rich history of the grounds and the stunning landscape.