If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a festive surprise…

15th December 2022


Something magical is happening in Leavesden Country Park – and local people are being invited to come and discover it for themselves.

Visitors can explore the woodlands and uncover fairy doors, elves and even some fairies themselves nestled into the trees. The enchanted encounters are all part of Three Rivers District Council’s annual Fairy Trail – which is open for visitors throughout December and until the end of January.

The fairy trail sprinkles a dash of magic through the popular woodland walk in Leavesden Country Park.

The Woodland walk is 800 metres long and accessible by foot, bike, buggy and adapted wheelchair. Visitors can follow the path from the Leavesden HIVE alongside the tennis courts in the north side of the park

The free, self-led trail is open daily, but the council ask that you leave the doors as you find them otherwise the fairies may fly away.

The Fairy Trail was first installed in December 2020 as part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund Project and proved so popular that the fairies have returned each December to make their homes.

Cllr Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure at Three Rivers District Council, said: “Woodlands and fairies in December – what could be more festive? I’m delighted that the Fairy Trail is back in Leavesden Country Park this year and invite visitors young and old to come along and enjoy that magic.”

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