Area: Hertfordshire

Local Footpath Walks 'Eight walks around the Parish. Of varying lengths, the walks take in many of the local points of interest. Easy maps and directions, along with historical background make this an ideal guide for newcomers to the area, or for those that want to know more about the local area and its history.'

Category Three Rivers
Starting fromAbbots Langley
Visits to the Website994
Views of 'Full' Record2947

'Once in the park you may explore our lakeside walks, nature trails, outdoor play areas, picnic areas and visit 100 Aker Wood. Aldenham is a haven for a wide diversity of flora and fauna and is a great place for photography and wildlife watching. The walks are self guided but take a look at our Wildlife page to see the animals and plants you might find here so you can learn as you explore.'

Category Hertsmere
Starting fromElstree
Description from

Aldenham Renaissance

Visits to the Website453
Views of 'Full' Record1112

'With 2,000 acres of mature woodland to explore you can while away the hours amongst our magnificent beeches and mighty oaks.'

Category Dacorum
Size (acreage)2000
Starting fromAshridge Estate
Walks described here by
See also

Ashridge Boundary Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Visits to the Website1457
Views of 'Full' Record2510

'Berkhamsted lies on the western edge of Hertfordshire, bordering the Chiltern Hills ... Together with the adjoining village of Northchurch it is separated from other towns and villages by lovely countryside, all of it in the Metropolitan Green Belt and much of it classified as being an area of outstanding natural beauty.'

Category Dacorum
Starting fromBerkhamsted
Visits to the Website1013
Views of 'Full' Record1834

'We have published several booklets recommending walks on circular and linear routes, and are currently working on a project to produce more of these walks in a widening circle of up to an 8-mile radius around town.  We also publish monthly walks on our website.'

Navigate the Website>>> Walks
Starting fromBishop's Stortford
Visits to the Website1236
Views of 'Full' Record2249

'Formed in 2004 with the encouragement of the Parish Council Committee to promote the enjoyment of the Public Rights of Way in the Parish and to monitor their maintenance. There are 37 Rights of Way in the Parish totalling over 21 miles ... In 2007, using a grant from the Parish Paths Partnership and a donation from Glaxo Smith Kline, the Paths Group produced a map leaflet showing the public rights of way in the parish and four suggested walks.'

Starting fromBraughing
Visits to the Website742
Views of 'Full' Record1825

'We now have approximately 70 interest groups ranging from the Arts to World Faiths, Line Dancing to London Walks, French for Beginners to French Boules, Play Reading to Pub Lunches. There's something for everyone. A warm welcome is guaranteed and you can be sure to make new friends. Broxbourne U3A was formed in the year 2000 and we currently have approximately 1000 members.'

Category Broxbourne
Starting fromThe Spotlight, Hoddesdon
Visits to the Website886
Views of 'Full' Record3405

'Charming ancient woodland, diverse wildlife and rich history make Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve (NNR) a truly magnificent place to be. As Hertfordshire’s only NNR, Broxbourne Woods is a very large area of sessile oak and hornbeam woodland at the northern most part of its natural range.'

Category Broxbourne
Navigate the Website>>> Walkers Guide [PDF]
Starting fromBroxbourne Woods
See also

Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail and Audio Guide

Visits to the Website1217
Views of 'Full' Record6084

'With the incorporation of the Watford Fieldpath Association, the BADFA area greatly increased. It now is roughly bounded by Borehamwood, Harrow, Rickmansworth, Chenies, Chesham, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Radlett; but focuses mainly on Bushey, Aldenham, Watford, and Watford Rural "parishes".'

Category Hertsmere
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1000
Views of 'Full' Record2390

'This large Green Flag accredited park is the green heart of the Borough with a large part of the 235 acres covered by a wildflower meadow with hay cut once a year.'

Navigate the Website>>> Cheshunt Park History Trail [PDF]
Size (acreage)235
Starting fromCheshunt
Description from

Borough of Broxbourne

Visits to the Website983
Views of 'Full' Record1632

'Croxley Green has eighteen designated public footpaths and a number of others which have yet to be formalised. The footpaths vary markedly in nature from short "cut through" urban footpaths between local roads to ambling rural footpaths.'

Category Three Rivers
Starting fromCroxley Green
See also

Croxley Green Boundary Walk [Croxley Green Residents Association]

Visits to the Website684
Views of 'Full' Record1746

'The small towns and villages stand in an area of natural beauty, with winding country lanes, nestling in shallow valleys of many rivers and streams that criss-cross the District ...'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website669
Views of 'Full' Record1362

'An independent walking and campaigning group with a membership of 300+ households, mostly living in East Hertfordshire.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website834
Views of 'Full' Record2181

'Enjoy a cycle or walk through this popular park in Stevenage. There are several pretty lakes with waterside cycling and walking paths to enjoy.'

Category Stevenage
Size (acreage)120
Starting fromFairlands Valley Park
Description from

Stevenage Borough Council

Visits to the Website795
Views of 'Full' Record1831

'Hatfield House is the centre of a large agricultural estate with an extensive parkland. There are three walks of varying lengths marked in the Park: [1] The Blue Walk (2 miles / 3.2 kilometres / 50 minutes) - - - : [2] The Red Walk (3.2 miles / 5.2 kilometres / 90 minutes) - - - : [3] The Green Walk (1.1 mile / 1.8 kilometres / 30 minutes).'

Category Welwyn Hatfield
Starting fromHatfield Park
Visits to the Website711
Views of 'Full' Record2831

The Largest New Native Forest In England  'Heartwood Forest is located either side of the B651 between Sandridge and Wheathampstead Village and 2.5 miles north of St Albans City Centre in Hertfordshire. There are currently 12 different entrance points into the forest which are well linked to existing footpaths and bridleways.'

Category St Albans
Size (acreage)850
Starting fromSandridge
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website737
Views of 'Full' Record1285

'The Countryside Management Service works with communities in Hertfordshire to help them care for and enjoy the environment. We do this by ... promoting outdoor recreation through organising events such as guided walks, and working with groups to develop walk and cycle routes to link towns and villages to their surrounding countryside.'

Category Hertfordshire
Visits to the Website584
Views of 'Full' Record1300

'The Hertfordshire Group walks on the 2nd Saturday of each month. The Group covers all of Hertfordshire and sometimes organises invasion parties into neighbouring counties.'

Category Hertfordshire
Visits to the Website280
Views of 'Full' Record654

'Highfield Park Trust was created in 1996 following the closure of Hill End and Cell Barnes hospitals to provide a diverse rural park for the benefit of the local community. The park has many interesting features including parkland with many mature specimen trees, sports pitches, woodland, a Mediterranean Garden with two petanque courts, a maze, rose gardens, ponds and orchards, all accessible by a network of footpaths and cycle ways ...'

Category St Albans
Size (acreage)60
Starting fromHighfield Park
Visits to the Website356
Views of 'Full' Record870

'The Gardens at Knebworth are delightful throughout the season. The 28 acre formal gardens include a maze, colourful borders, fine trees and a wilderness area with an exciting Dinosaur Trail ...'

Starting fromKnebworth House
See also

Towers and Battlements Around Knebworth [AA Walks & Bike Rides]

Visits to the Website781
Views of 'Full' Record1584

'20 acres of peaceful parkland located in the heart of Potters Bar.'

Category Hertsmere
Size (acreage)20
Starting fromPotters Bar
Walks described here by
See also

Oakmere Park [Hertsmere Borough Council]

Visits to the Website957
Views of 'Full' Record3838

Details of Parks and Open Spaces and links to Walks and Cycle Routes around and about North Hertfordshire.

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website362
Views of 'Full' Record780

North Herts Ramblers won the Ramblers' Best Led Walks Programme Award for the UK in 2013. 'The successful Walks Programme has been evolving over a number of years. The traditional Sunday long walk of 10 to 15 miles continues as the central feature and can attract ten to thirty people. The majority of the walks are in the North Hertfordshire countryside but can extend out into The Chilterns ... '

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website967
Views of 'Full' Record1468

'Enjoy good companionship in the beautiful, calming countryside of Hertfordshire and North Middlesex.'

Category Hertfordshire
Visits to the Website1081
Views of 'Full' Record1232

Full details of a dozen or so Walks including length, toughness, time, transport and map.

Category Hertfordshire
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website626
Views of 'Full' Record1108

'An independent self financing rural Park in Hertfordshire that is free to use. Once a private Estate known as Porters Park, then a site of a Mental Hospital, Shenley Park is now a unique self-funding Park for all. The Park is steeped in history and hosts an Orchard, Meadow, Woodland walks, Historic buildings and an amazing 2 acre landscaped Walled Garden with an amphitheatre ... Shenley Park is also situated at a mid way point on the Timberland Trail. This is a 10.5 mile trail between Borehamwood and St.Albans.'

Category Hertsmere
Navigate the Website>>> Walks Leaflet [PDF]
Starting fromShenley
Description from

Shenley Park Trust

Visits to the Website752
Views of 'Full' Record1677

'We are a friendly group of people who enjoy exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding us, led by our own members over their favourite walks ...'

Category St Albans
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website804
Views of 'Full' Record1990

'We are predominately a 20 – 30's rambling group operating in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and parts of Cambridgeshire ... Previously North Herts Young Walkers'

Category Hertfordshire
Visits to the Website562
Views of 'Full' Record1418
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website777
Views of 'Full' Record1335

'Contains a number of walks in and around Tring. Each walk has a leaflet which you can download and print out.'

Category Dacorum
Starting fromTring
Visits to the Website939
Views of 'Full' Record1565

'Broxbourne Health Walks take place at a variety of locations, including two of our award-winning Greenflag parks in Cheshunt (Cedars Park and Cheshunt Park), the award-winning Greenflag Lee Valley Regional Park, and at Barclay Park in Hoddesdon. These locations offer a variety of different walks, and can be adapted to suit almost all walkers.'

Category Broxbourne
Description from

Borough of Broxbourne

Visits to the Website838
Views of 'Full' Record1862

'Part of a countywide programme of free, volunteer - led walks, which aims to help people get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. The walks are all sociable and you don't need any special equipment to join in, just comfortable shoes. To register to walk either sign up online at our Website or just turn up a few minutes early for your first walk.'

Category Dacorum
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website578
Views of 'Full' Record1249

'The Hertsmere Health Walks is part of a countywide programme of free, volunteer - led walks, which aims to help people get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. The walks are all sociable and you don't need any special equipment to join in, just comfortable shoes.'

Category Hertsmere
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website821
Views of 'Full' Record1552

'Welcome to the Stevenage Health Walks programme, part of a countywide scheme of free, led walks, which aim to help people get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits of being more active.'

Category Stevenage
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Stevenage Borough Council

Visits to the Website727
Views of 'Full' Record1575

'The Watford and Three Rivers Health Walks is part of a countywide programme of free, volunteer - led walks, which aims to help people get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. The walks are all sociable and you don't need any special equipment to join in, just comfortable shoes.'

Category Three Rivers
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website692
Views of 'Full' Record1262

'A local group of the Ramblers centred on Watford with over 300 members.'

Category Watford
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website896
Views of 'Full' Record1730

'We are sorry to say that we only accept walkers who enjoy social company, convivial chat, fresh air and healthy, if not overstraining exercise. This is not a Group for double-pole power walkers. Hertfordshire is a wonderful county to explore and there are numerous local walking groups to suit all types of walkers. Our Group meets about once a month, sometimes twice in warmer months, for standard circular walks of about 4½ miles (2 hours), starting mid-morning and finishing close to places of light refreshment ! We sometimes attempt longer walks (up to 7 miles).'

Category Welwyn Hatfield
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website368
Views of 'Full' Record2058

'Although the Abbey Flyer links two major population centres in South-West Hertfordshire, there are parts of the line that can still be described as truly rural, and when the sun is sunshine you may be pleasantly surprised just how nice this part of Hertfordshire can be!'

Category St Albans
Navigate the Website>>> Search 'Abbey Flyer'
Starting fromAround and About
See also

Abbey Line Trail [Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership]

Visits to the Website944
Views of 'Full' Record2163

'For cyclists and walkers along the former railway line between St Albans and Hatfield. It is an important link in the local sustainable transport network and forms part of Route 61 of the National Cycle Network.'

Category St Albans
Navigate the Website>>> Parks and Green Spaces >>> Walking and Cycling Trails >>> Alban Way
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromCottonmill Lane
Visits to the Website945
Views of 'Full' Record1845

'Rail trail which extends from Ayot St. Peter, just west of Welwyn Garden City and the A1(M) Motorway to Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire.'

Category Welwyn Hatfield
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromAyot St Peter
Walks described here by
See also

The Ayots [Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service]

Visits to the Website922
Views of 'Full' Record2715

'This is a linear walk along the scenic River Stort from Bishop’s Stortford to Harlow and returning by bus.'

Navigate the Website>>> Walks >>> Featured Walks >>> Walk 13
Distance (miles)8
Starting fromBishop's Stortford
Visits to the Website1389
Views of 'Full' Record1980

'Offers you a mix of short walks and longer rambles in the local countryside. All featuring country pubs. The first in the collection are about three to four miles long and fairly easy. Allow two hours for most. The later additions, from walk 16 onwards are longer.'

Category Welwyn Hatfield
Starting fromBrookmans Park
Description from

David and Ellie Brewer

Visits to the Website1328
Views of 'Full' Record3039

'A strenuous walk through the Spital Brook valley into Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve and an assortment of ancient and wild woods and diverse woodland setting.'

Category Broxbourne
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromBroxbourne Station
Walks described here by
See also

Broxbourne Woods North / South Walks (Nos 26 and 27) [Brookmans Park Newsletter]

Visits to the Website798
Views of 'Full' Record1496

'Over 30 walks from Cassiobury Park, Watford, UK, including Whippendell Wood, Chandlers Cross and Croxley Moor; also the Grand Union Canal North to Kings Langley (and including The Grove) and South past Rickmansworth; from a ten minute walk around the park to a three hour walk across country.'

Category Watford
Starting fromCassiobury Park
Description from

Raffi Katz

Visits to the Website775
Views of 'Full' Record1403

'Linear walk through the Chilterns following the River Chess from Rickmansworth to Chesham ...'

Category Three Rivers
Navigate the Website>>> Walks and Rides Leaflets >>> Chess Valley Walk
Distance (miles)10
Starting fromRickmansworth
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1250
Views of 'Full' Record1585

'Disused railway line that runs from Welwyn to Hertford. The pleasant off-road route is suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The link through Hertford connects to the tow path along the River Lea, taking you to Ware and beyond.'

Navigate the Website>>> Cole Green Way [PDF]
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromWelwyn
Description from

East Herts Council

Visits to the Website851
Views of 'Full' Record1949

'Starts at Rickmansworth and follows the River Colne southwards ending at Colnbrook. There is a link path to Langley from Cowley Lock. Plans are in hand to extend the Colne Valley Trail further south. Originally listed as two separate routes and now combined to form a 14 mile route from Rickmansworth to Colnbrook.' Two free leaflets cover the route and are available from the Colne Valley Regional Park Visitor Centre.

Category Three Rivers
Distance (miles)14
Starting fromRickmansworth
Walks described here by
See also

Colne Valley Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | The Big Walks of London [John Merrill Walk Guides, 2008]

Visits to the Website656
Views of 'Full' Record1583

'Circular pub walk from the Duke of York in Barnet, Hertfordshire. A former coaching inn, built on the Great North Road, the Duke of York continues to serve the needs of many a weary traveller ... The walk also passes by Potters Bar rail station, so if you are travelling by train you can adjust the walk to start at the station and visit the pub on-route.'

Category Hertsmere
Navigate the Website>>> Keyword Search 'Potters' >>> The Duke of York and Potters Bar
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromDuke of York
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website887
Views of 'Full' Record1795

'Watford disused railway walk: Ebury Way and the Croxley Green branch (and Cassiobury Park)'

Note: The description originally cited here seems to have disappeared from the Three Rivers District Council Website. So I have replaced the Link with one to a more reflective version from Karen.

Category Three Rivers
Distance (miles)4
Starting fromRickmansworth
Description from

Karen's Walks

Visits to the Website1275
Views of 'Full' Record1829

'Hi, my name is Glen and I'd like to welcome you to my "followthatpath" walking website. I am a keen walker and most weeks weather permitting, I try to go on at least 1 walk, ranging in length from the about 2 miles (1hr.) to the all day trips of 12 to 18 miles (6 to 9hrs.). Most of these walks are local i.e. in Hertfordshire where I live, but now that I have retired I plan to start walking a little further afield and shall therefore be venturing into my neighbouring counties as well ...

However, sadly, this Website no longer seems to exist.

Category Hertfordshire
Description from

Glen Price

Visits to the Website559
Views of 'Full' Record1462

'The Grand Union Canal wends its way from London to Birmingham through city, town and country. Improvements to the towpath between Watford and Rickmansworth provide a good, flat surface for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users.'

Category Three Rivers
Navigate the Website>>> Walking and Cycling the Grand Union Canal Towpath [PDF]
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromLeavesden
Visits to the Website918
Views of 'Full' Record1457

'A set of walks around the village, a number of which are suitable for pushchairs, etc.'

Starting fromHertford Heath
Visits to the Website755
Views of 'Full' Record2135

'P3 Groups are parish council or interest groups that focus on the improvement of the Rights of Way network. Guided by the Countryside Management Service (CMS) and Groundwork, each active parish or group devises an annual action plan or work programme which is assessed by Groundwork and Rights of Way Service officers.'

Category Hertfordshire
Visits to the Website536
Views of 'Full' Record1426

'Hertfordshire has an extensive Rights of Way network of over 5200 paths totalling more than 3000km. These paths are shown on a map and have a written description in a legal record called the Definitive Map & Statement, which is looked after by the County Council's Rights of Way Service at County Hall, Hertford. They also form part of Hertfordshire's Gazetteer.'

Category Hertfordshire
Visits to the Website701
Views of 'Full' Record4497

The Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service 'has developed a series of self-guided walks following way-marked paths throughout the county. These are described in a series of leaflets that can be downloaded and printed ... at home or at your local library. Alternatively your local CMS office or library may have paper copies'.

Category Hertfordshire
Visits to the Website596
Views of 'Full' Record1308

'Circular route along public rights-of-way within the County of Hertfordshire ... The route has been chosen to pass through a variety of Hertfordshire scenery, mostly in open countryside but also passing through some of our more interesting and attractive villages.  Hertford and St Albans, as the County Town and main historic centre respectively, are the only large towns on the route.'

Distance (miles)194
Starting fromRoyston
Visits to the Website780
Views of 'Full' Record1638

'Around the inside of the boundary of Hertsmere Borough (in Hertfordshire, in the UK) using public rights of way wherever possible, and divided into several walking legs from locations with public transport links.  There is also a network of support routes to provide a wide variety of loop, figure of eight and linear walking opportunities of many different lengths.'

Category Hertsmere
Distance (miles)50
Starting fromElstree Station
Description from

Ian Hardy

Visits to the Website1032
Views of 'Full' Record2401

'The HOOP follows public rights of way,countryside paths and some pavements to form a 12 mile (19.3km) route around Hitchin town centre and surrounding countryside.'

Distance (miles)12
Starting fromHitchin
Description from

North Herts Ramblers Group

Visits to the Website1056
Views of 'Full' Record2023

'Exploring the beautiful setting for Howards End in Hertfordshire, a patch of peace on the edge of the urban world.'

Category Famous Authors
Distance (miles)4
Starting fromSt Nicholas Church, Rectory Lane
Description from

BBC Countryfile Magazine

Visits to the Website776
Views of 'Full' Record1823

'A walk of contrasts, starting with a gentle stroll along the often idyllic Grand Union Canal, before ascending to the dramatic grassy heights of Ivinghoe Beacon, at the end of the Ridgeway. There then follows a woodland walk through Ashridge Park to the artificial viewpoint of the Bridgewater Monument.'

Category Dacorum
Navigate the Website>>> Ivinghoe Beacon and the Grand Union
Distance (miles)11
Starting fromCheddington Rail Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website871
Views of 'Full' Record1762

'The Greenway is a circular route that surrounds the Garden City estate allowing you to discover the countryside without ever straying far from the town; it truly is "where town and country meet" ... If you are looking for a smaller trail in Letchworth Garden City, look no further. Here you can find a series of circular walks, all linking to the Greenway. All starting points can be identified on the Greenway Map.'

Distance (miles)14
Starting fromLetchworth Garden City
Visits to the Website661
Views of 'Full' Record1417

'The New River is neither new nor a river. It is a water supply aqueduct, completed in 1613, to bring drinking water from Hertfordshire to North London ...' ALERT I could no longer find a description of the Path on the Thames Water Website; so I have replaced the Link.

Distance (miles)28
Starting fromNew Gauge, Hertford
Visits to the Website1095
Views of 'Full' Record2026

'Former railway line that links Harpenden, Redbourn and Hemel Hempstead. It is approximately 8.5 miles long and suits both walkers and cyclers. The route forms part of route 57 of the National Cycle Network.'

Category St Albans
Distance (miles)9
Starting fromHarpenden
Visits to the Website1083
Views of 'Full' Record1786

'The North Chiltern Trail is designed to encourage people to explore this lovely area on foot and is being created by combining the original and extended routes of The Chiltern Way footpath in the North Chilterns. This will provide a 67km/42 mile circular walking route through some of the most delightful Chiltern countryside of Bedfordshire and north Hertfordshire, including parts of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.'

Distance (miles)42
Starting fromLilley
Description from

Chiltern Society

Visits to the Website707
Views of 'Full' Record1580

'Oxhey Woods Local Nature Reserve in South Oxhey, Watford, consists of approximately 100 hectares of principally, ancient semi-natural woodland, much of which has been wooded since the last ice age some 10,000 years ago. The woods contain a number of walking routes ranging in difficulty, but the highlight is a one kilometre easy access trail ...'

Category Three Rivers
Starting fromOxhey Woods
Description from

Creative Hertfordshire

Visits to the Website684
Views of 'Full' Record3340

'A series of walks looking at local countryside and making use of local footpaths. If you are interested in furthering your knowledge and understanding of the local environment in and around Potters Bar, then these walks should appeal.'

Category Hertsmere
Starting fromPotters Bar
Description from

The Potters Bar Society

Visits to the Website649
Views of 'Full' Record1295

'Although Samuel Ryder is best remembered as the founder of the Ryder Cup, he was also one of St.Albans' most notable citizens as a successful businessman, churchman and local politician ... This Trail seeks to give a short introduction to Samuel Ryder – the businessman, the churchman and the politician – also to the person that gave the world one of its greatest sporting events ... The Ryder Cup is a magnificent gold trophy made by Mappin & Webb, the famous London silversmiths. Commissioned and paid for by Samuel Ryder, he presented it to The Professional Golfers' Association of Great Britain to be used for an international competition between the USA and GB & Ireland.'

Category St Albans
Navigate the Website>>> Samuel Ryder St Albans Trail [PDF]
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Enjoy St Albans

Visits to the Website1443
Views of 'Full' Record1528

'We are indebted to the Sarratt WI for allowing ... walks to be featured each month from their delightful booklet containing 12 walks around Sarratt entitled "New Walks on Old Paths". The booklet is on sale at the Village Post Office for just £3.00.'

Category Three Rivers
Starting fromSarratt
Visits to the Website616
Views of 'Full' Record1455

'Sherrardspark Wood Wardens' Society was formed in 1966 to help protect the Wood from the pressures of an ever expanding Welwyn Garden City. The Society is largely self-funding and has a trained work force of around 60 volunteers. Today, the members actively manage the wood in conjunction with the Borough Council to re-establish its historic character, and also independently run programmes to monitor the varied wildlife ... '

Category Welwyn Hatfield
Starting fromSherrardspark Wood
Visits to the Website917
Views of 'Full' Record1521

'Walks within reach of St Albans with photos that show you exactly which way to go.' Based on the book The Remarkable Trees of St Albans (Kate Bretherton, 2010): 'This publication tells the fascinating stories behind the wonderful trees of St Albans: how they came to be there, which are our favourites, and what we can do to ensure that future generations have trees as remarkable as the ones we inherited.'

Category St Albans
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

walk-talk

Visits to the Website667
Views of 'Full' Record1890

'Stagenhoe is a Grade II listed stately home and surrounding gardens located in the village of St Paul's Walden in Hertfordshire. It is approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of Hitchin. It is one of two large manors with fine grounds in the village, the other being the historic home of the Bowes-Lyon family St Paul's Walden Bury.'

Distance (miles)6
Starting fromThe Rusty Gun, London Road, St Ippolyts
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website634
Views of 'Full' Record1321

'Town and country walk circling Stevenage. Using established rights of way where it can, STOOP has been devised ... to provide an informal, active recreational leisure amenity readily available to the residents of Stevenage and the surrounding villages.'

Category Stevenage
Distance (miles)27
Starting fromStevenage Bus Station
Description from

North Herts Ramblers Group

Visits to the Website719
Views of 'Full' Record1735

'There is excellent public access to the Stort Navigation. A public footpath runs all the way along the Navigation from Bishops Stortford to the confluence with the Lea. For much of this stretch the path is part of the Stort Valley Way, a 28-mile circular walk around Harlow and Sawbridgeworth. For information on walking in the Stort valley, and to download a leaflet, click here.'

Distance (miles)28
Starting fromRoydon
Visits to the Website691
Views of 'Full' Record2809

'The general area around the reservoirs benefits from an extensive network of public footpaths and canal towpaths.'

Category Dacorum
Starting fromTring Reservoirs
Description from

Friends of Tring Reservoirs

Visits to the Website793
Views of 'Full' Record1367

'Explore the beautiful rolling countryside of the Ver Valley through a new series of eight circular walks and the linear trail ... a 17 mile (27km) linear walking route starting from the source of the River Ver at Kensworth Lynch, Bedfordshire and ending at the confluence with the River Colne in Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire.'

Category St Albans
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Ver Valley Society

See also

Ver Valley Walks [Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service]

Visits to the Website933
Views of 'Full' Record1726

'A pleasant 2½ hour figure of eight walk between Ware & Hertford along the route of the River Lea. The route is flat and mainly along surfaced paths ... The River Lee Navigation runs a distance of 28 miles from Hertford, through Ware and south to the Thames at Limehouse.'

Navigate the Website>>> Download the Leaflet [PDF]
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromWare
Description from

Ware Tourist Information

See also

Ware to Hertford Lock and Back [Abigail Hamilton-Thompson / Ware Online]

Visits to the Website679
Views of 'Full' Record1461

'Step back in time with Watford Museum and explore the architectural and social history of Watford's High Street on these walking tours ... All trails begin at the museum and cost £3 per person. Booking is essential.'

Category Watford
Navigate the Website>>> High Street Trails ... [PDF]
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Watford Museum

Visits to the Website848
Views of 'Full' Record1341

'Walk into the past and the heart of Watling Chase Community Forest on this lovely timberland trail. This leaflet features a route through the varied and beautiful landscape between Borehamwood to the south and St. Albans and Hatfield to the north. The Trail is mainly based around public footpaths and is therefore suitable for walkers only.'

Category St Albans
Navigate the Website>>> Download a PDF of the Leaflet
Distance (miles)11
Starting fromBorehamwood
Visits to the Website909
Views of 'Full' Record2609

'Take a tour around old Welwyn village in Hertfordshire and learn about some of the people and places that give Welwyn its special character.' ALERT Details of the Trail no longer seem accessible via the Web. So I have been reduced to citing the announcement of funding provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Category Welwyn Hatfield
Starting fromWelwyn Village
Visits to the Website740
Views of 'Full' Record1370

'There are six countryside walks and one village centre trail taking you to numerous heritage sites in the parish of Wheathampstead.'

Category St Albans
Starting fromWheathampstead
Visits to the Website805
Views of 'Full' Record2325

'Whippendell Wood is situated on the outskirts of Watford, and, although owned and managed by Watford Borough Council, it is geographically in the local authority of Three Rivers.' This Site is now fee-based.

Category Three Rivers
Starting fromWhippendale Wood
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Visits to the Website1278
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