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Discover area’s vibrant past in new electric bike tours

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People are invited to explore Berkhamsted’s vibrant historical past in new electric bicycle tours.

The focus of the event, to mark the centenary of the First World War, will be on the training trenches used by soldiers at the time.

Tour guide Allan MacCormack said: “The countryside around Berkhamsted was used in a wide range of military activities including drill practice, gas training and trench digging.

“This extensive earthwork complex, near the golf course, is one of the last visible reminders of the regiment’s presence.”

The trenches were dug by the Inns of Court regiment on Berkhamsted Common and can now be found at the top of New Road.

Guests will also be taken to Berkhamsted Castle, Peter the Wild Boy’s grave in St Mary’s Church, Northchurch, around the Ashridge Estate and to Ashridge Estate.

The Chiltern Conservation Board and 35 volunteers from the area have cleared the scrubland on the common to restore the trenches as a visitor attraction.

The tour is held every Tuesday and begins and finishes the grounds of Berkhamsted Football Club.

You can find out more or sign up to a tour by clicking here

 

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