January 2022

This month sees the publication of our walks programme through to August 2022. For further details click here


Route Status

Leg 10 b - Broxbourne to Hertford

We have been advised that the level crossing near Hardmead Lock is closed at

OS Grid Ref:TL 369 132



Guide book Page 102, para 5. 

Continue along the New River Path past the turning at the minor road (TL 366 131) and rejoin the route in Ware (TL 359 141)Further details and a map is available by contacting


This deviation is in place until May 2022


Leg 2 

We are adding clarification to the existing way marked route, as described in the 3rd edition of our guidebook, at the point where it crosses the A507.

"The track described in section 3 of page 29 was not there in 2020 so is unlikely to be there in the future. Cross the road, turn right and walk up the verge about 70 metres to reach a signpost. Go through the gap in the hedge into the field. You will not be able to see the far corner of the field.  If the path is not marked, it rarely is, aim for the most distance telegraph post then keep going downhill. The steps out of the field are to the right of the houses on your side of the village road."

If you are aware of any issues affecting the route of The Hertfordshire Way contact us on


"A Big Thank You to The West Herts Ramblers

We have received a very generous donation from The West Herts Ramblers walking group to assist us in the maintenance of the Hertfordshire Way. I have used this to replenish our dwindling stocks of roundels. I would like to thank Matthew Handford and all West Herts members for this generous gesture."

Ian Whinnett