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 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. 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.
The Wetherspoon Walks, Spoons to Spoons (S2S), are a series of linear walks linking all their 15 pubs in Hertfordshire. They will start and finish at a Wetherspoons and if appropriate there will a lunch stop at a pub. As a general rule walkers meet at the end of the walk and we get to the start via lift sharing or public transport. The length varies from 11 miles up to 18 miles (Royston to Bishop’s Stortford).
Please contact us for details on how to take part.
Meet at 10.30 by the bronze statue of Sir John Betjeman on the upper level of St Pancras International station above the shopping arcade concourse at St Pancras station.
A walk through the recently redeveloped area around Kings Cross & St. Pancras Stations. Then along the Regents Canal to Victoria Park (6miles) for lunch. An afternoon option will be to carry on along the Mile End Green Park to Limehouse Basin then through the old Wapping Docks to the Tower of London, a 10 mile walk in total.
Final details including lunch arrangements will be confirmed by email in early January 2024.
Wetherspoon Walk. Stevenage / Hitchin / Letchworth - 11 miles. Lunch at Hitchin.
An 11 mile figure of eight walk from Kimpton, 6.5 miles in the morning, 4.5 in the afternoon. Meet at Parkfield Sports Ground car park, behind the church, TL177185, nearest postcode SG4 8EG,. Currently the plan is to bring lunch. The Boot is available for refreshments nearby. The plan for the Boot has not been organised yet but may change as the date gets closer.
Wetherspoon Walk. Hatfield to Stevenage - 13 miles
A figure of eight walk of about 10 miles from the car park at Waterford Heath, Vicarage Lane SG14 3LU, TL317153. The plan is slightly different to usual with a shorter walk in the morning and thus early picnic lunch and a longer walk in the afternoon. Morning about 4 miles to Waterford, with time allowed to visit the arts and crafts church of St Michael and All Angels, followed by a walk around the Goldings Estate and back to the heath for lunch. Afternoon between 5 and 6 miles out to Chapmore End and Tonwell, returning to Waterford via Stapleford.
Wetherspoon Walk. Letchworth to Royston - 14 miles.
A 14 mile figure of eight walk from The Chequers Inn, St Albans Road, Redbourn AL3 7AD, TL110118. Morning 7 miles, Ver Valley South via Redbournbury and Hatching Green, 10 am start. Afternoon 7 miles, Ver Valley North via Friars Wash, 2 pm start.
Stevenage Walking Festival.
A figure of eight walk starting at 10:00 am from St Paul’s Walden car park SG4 8DN, TL192223. 6 miles morning heading north to the Rusty Gun then turning south towards Preston before returning to St Paul’s Walden. 4.8 miles in the afternoon, south towards Whitwell, then north returning to St Paul’s Walden. Bring Lunch and Refreshments
A circular walk of 11.5 miles from Patmore Heath (SG11 2LQ, TL441257) with a lunch break in Much Hadham. The morning session will be via Albury and Hadham Ford. Afternoon walk will be via Hadham Hall and parts of Leg 13. Bring sandwiches.
Wetherspoon Walk. Bishops Stortford to Royston - 18 miles.
An 11.2 mile figure of eight walk from Tewin Pavilion car park AL6 0LX, TL270154. If planning to have lunch at The Plume of Feathers, then the pub car park (just across the road) is an option. Morning walk 6.8 miles, initially heading North to Bramfield woods, via Clibbon’s Post, then South to Bramfield for coffee (BYO), continuing South to Marden Hill and returning to Tewin. Afternoon walk 4.4 miles, heading South to St. Peter’s Church, then Northwest towards Digswell and Northeast towards Burnham Green before returning toTewin.
Wetherspoon Walk. Bishops Stortford to Hertford - 14.5 miles
A 12.5 mile figure of eight walk from the small car park at Smallford station opposite Wilkins Green Lane (TL 198072, AL4 0HF). On-road parking nearby if the car park is full. Morning walk 7.5 miles via Colney Heath, then along the Colne river to London Colney and back through Highfield Park and the old railway line. Afternoon walk 5 miles around Ellenbrook Fields. Packed lunch, although the Three Horseshoes pub in Smallford is less than half-mile away for those who wish.
Wetherspoon Walk. Hertford / Hoddesdon / Waltham Cross - 11.5 miles. Lunch at Hoddesdon
An 11.5 mile figure of eight walk from Anstey Village Hall car park, SG9 0BY, TL404328. Morning 7 miles southwards to the Hormeads, afternoon 4.5 miles eastwards towards Meesden. Packed lunch as the local pub does not serve food on Mondays