2022 Walks Programme
As these walks are planned up to 6 months in advance and there could be late changes it is suggested that walkers contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the walk leader closer to the scheduled date.
All walks start at 10am unless otherwise stated and generally finished by 4pm. Most of the walks are within Hertfordshire but from time to time we "stray" into neighbouring counties.
All are welcome on the walks (but no dogs please) and we would recommend that you join The Friends in order to be covered by our group insurance. Children and vulnerable adults must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Please remember whenever you have to leave your car in a residential area park it with due consideration for those who live there.
Hertfordshire Way Linear Walks
For those of you who have not walked The Hertfordshire Way or simply want to revisit them we organise separate walks which are included in this programme. These walks are in addition to our regular monthly walks and only take place in the summer months. Please contact us for details on how to take part.
Leg 7 (clockwise) Second half, Bourne End to Aldbury. Details of arrangements will be sent to members on the linear walk list approximately one week before the walk.
This walk will start from Hertford parking at the edge of Hartham Common near Sainsburys’, SG14 1RD, TL324129. This is a pay and display car park. The walk will follow leg 11 of the Hertfordshire way via Waterford and Stapleford to Wadesmill in the morning a distance of approximately 7 miles. Lunch will be taken here. The Achor pub is currently closed, whilst arrangements may be possible for lunch at The Feathers it is currently to early to confirm this. A message will be posted nearer the date on this topic. The afternoon walk returns via Thundridge, Poles Lane and Hanbury Manor and is approximately 4.25 miles. For those wishing to do only part of the walk there is currently an hourly bus service in both directions taking just over 20 minutes between Hertford and Wadesmill. Contact David Fenner 07767 672749
Leg 6 (clockwise) Aldbury to Markyate. Details of arrangements will be sent to members on the linear walk list approximately one week before the walk.
Meet at Leverstock Green Village Hall HP3 8QG: TL084066. The walk is a Figure of 8, 7 miles am to Bedmond and Pimlico, 6 miles pm towards Kings Langley. Contact Ian Whinnett 07763 703170.
Meet at Whitehill Golf Club, Whitehill, Dane End, near Ware, Herts SG12 0JS Grid Ref TL340208. Please Park at the west (furthest) end of the car park. Pre ordering food in the clubhouse restaurant from 9.45am. The walk will be a figure of 8, 6 miles morning & 5 miles afternoon at a modest speed. Contact Daphne H 07528 202262.
Leg 5 (clockwise) Markyate to St. Albans. Details of arrangements will be sent to members on the linear walk list approximately one week before the walk.
Meet at Albury Village Hall car park, The Bourne, Albury, Ware SG11 2JD, TL441248, for an 11.8 mile figure of eight walk, mostly through open countryside. Please park on the left side of the car park, not directly outside the Hall. Morning 6.8 miles heading east and venturing into Essex for part of the walk; afternoon 5 miles heading west. Picnic lunch in the car park, where there is some seating. Contact Keith & Stephanie Seyde on 07415 249908.
A 12 mile figure of eight walk, 7 miles in morning, 5 miles in the afternoon. The meeting place is Parkfield Sports Ground Car Park, Kimpton, behind the church, SG4 8AQ TL177185. Please bring sandwich lunch although The Boot is nearby for refreshments. Contact Bruce Burtenshaw 07849 365664.
Meet at Nomansland carpark AL4 8EG. TL171124. A circular route of approx 11 miles with lunch stop at Wheathampsted after approx 7 miles, Sandwiches or Pubs and Café in town. Contact Richard Haynes 07505 000363,
Winter Solstice walk. There will be a walk this month, location dependent on where the Christmas lunch will be organised. An email will be sent nearer the date concerning arrangements for this walk. Contact Ken Osborne 07793 366170
Meet at 10am - Chipperfield carpark by the church GR-TL042015; WD49BS. Figure of eight walk - In the morning 6.4 miles to the Chess Valley passing Chenies Manor. In the afternoon a 4 mile walk along Leg 7 towards Kings Langley. Pub or Cafe lunch is likely to be available. Final details will be confirmed in December. Contact Roger Bangs