2021/22 Walks Programme

General

As these walks are planned up to 6 months in advance and there could be late changes it is suggested that walkers contact hertfordshireway@gmail.com 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.

2021 

November 15th     

An 11 mile circular walk from Lilley to Streatley and return.  Meet opposite The Lilley Arms LU2 8LN. TL118264. 6.5 miles in morning and 4.5 in the afternoon. Bring your picnic lunch, drinks available at The Chequers at Streatley. Contact Bruce Burtenshaw 01707 322013 or 07849 365664.

December 6th     

Winter Solstice walk. There will be a walk this month, location dependent on whether a Christmas lunch can be organised. An email will be sent nearer the date concerning arrangements for this walk. Contact Ken Osborne 07793 366170

 

2022

January 17th     

Meet at Chorleywood Common Car park by A404 half mile from M25 Jnc.18.  GR=TQ033967 Post Code WD3 5SG. 10.5 mile walk, commons, woods & rivers on reasonable paths. Lunch at Rickmansworth after 7miles. Details to be confirmed by email early January. Contact Roger Bangs by text on the day 07955 124992. 

 

February 21st    

A 12.2 mile figure of eight walk from Tewin Pavilion car park, TL270153, post code AL6 0LX.  If planning to have lunch at The Plume of Feathers, then use the pub car park (just across the road). Morning walk 7.1 miles, initially heading South towards the Mimram, then following the WGC Centenary Walk to Digswell, before heading North East to Burnham Green and Bulls Green, then South back to Tewin. The afternoon walk is 5.1 miles, heading North past Tewin Wood, then to Brickground Wood with a visit to Clibbon’s Post, through Bramfield Woods to Bramfield, then Bramfield Park Wood and back to Tewin. Contact Derek Milton 07881 968830.

 

March 21st    

An 11.7 mile figure of 8 walk from the National Trust Visitor Centre Dunstable Downs, LU6 2GY, TL008194. Paying car park, free to National Trust members. 6.7 miles am heading south to Whipsnade, Studham and return, 5 miles pm east around Kensworth Quarry. Sandwich lunch or purchase from the visitor centre. Contact Ken Osborne 07793366170.

 

April 11th    

Meet at Bennington Village Hall car park, 3 Walkern Rd, Bennington, SG2 7LN, TL299237 for a 12 mile circular walk through open undulating countryside passing through Haultwick, Ardeley & Walkern. Picnic lunch enhanced by refreshments at Church Farm Cafe Ardeley. Contact John Fletcher 07951 916023.

 

May 9th     

Stevenage Walking Festival. An 11.5 figure of 8 walk from The John Clements Sports & Community Centre, Codicote, Bury Lane, SG4 8XY; TL 217188. 6.5 miles in the morning via Rabley Heath, Old Knebworth and Knebworth Park, 5.0 miles in the afternoon out via Leg 4 of The Hertfordshire Way to Ayot St. Lawrence, over to Kimpton Mill and back to Codicote via Leg 3 of The Hertfordshire Way. Sandwich lunch at Codicote. Contact Ken Osborne 07793 36617.

 

May 16th    

An 11½ mile figure of 8 walk comprising of 7 miles in the morning and 4.5 miles in the afternoon. Meet at Patmore Heath SG11 2LY; TL442258. Please bring sandwich lunch although the Catherine Wheel Pub is 5 minutes from meeting point. Contact Ian Hirst on 07792 070392.

 

June 6th    

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.

 

June 20th    

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 Anchor 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  

 

July 4th    

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.

 

July 18th    

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.

 

August 15th   

 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.