All walks start at 10am unless otherwise stated and are generally finished by 4pm. Most of the walks are within Hertfordshire but from time to time we stray into one of our neighbouring counties. The current walks programme is given below. Although we usually try to include a pub stop for lunch, and the walk leader will have checked it out beforehand, it does happen that pubs change hands, so we can not guarantee that the chosen pubs will still be serving food by the time of the walk. We include details of the lunchtime stop, so that anyone who doesn't want to walk the full distance can either join or leave the main group at lunchtime.
All are welcome on these walks (but no dogs please), and no payment is required, but if you walk with us on a regular basis we would ask you to become a member of the Society.
Children and vulnerable adults must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
As these walks are planned several months in advance and there could be a late change it is suggested that walkers contact the leader closer to the scheduled date.
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 any of the legs of the Hertfordshire Way or simply want to revisit them, David and Thelma Kealey organise separate walks which are included in this programme. These walks are in addition to our regular monthly walks and only take place during the summer months. As these require some co-ordinating to arrange car-share and car-shuffling, you need to contact Thelma and David if you intend to take part. Details of the linear walks will be sent by e-mail nearer the time so you will need to be included in the ‘linear walk list’ if you want to join them.
Contact us if you want to have your e-mail address included in this list for linear walks.
June 2019 - January 2020
An 11.3 figure of 8 walk from the Plume of Feathers, Upper Green Road, Tewin AL6 0LX, TL271153. Pre-order lunch before we set off. Morning walk approximately 6.2 miles, going to Tewin Bury Farm, Digswell, Burnham Green, Bulls Green, returning to the pub through Tewin Wood. Afternoon walk approximately 5.1 miles, going through Tewin Wood, Brickground Wood, Nicholson's Wood, Bramfield Woods and Bramfield Park Wood.
Contact Derek Milton 07881 968830
Leg 10B (clockwise) Hertford to Broxbourne 12.5 miles. We will meet in Broxbourne by 9.30 am in order to transfer to Hertford for 10.00 am start. Further details will be sent out nearer the time.
Contact David and Thelma Keeley 01727 867365 and see additional information on linear walks at start of section.
An 11 mile figure of 8 walk from The Rusty Gun near Hitchin SG4 7PG. TL199253. 7.5 miles before lunch and 3.5 after. The morning walk will be SW to Hitch Wood, Whitwell and St Paul's Walden and the afternoon walk E to Almshoebury and Titmore Green.
Contact Kate Thompson 01462 621248 or 07989 826440.
VERY SLOW ALL DAY
3 to 4 mile walk and garden admiration of Myddelton House gardens & Forty Hall grounds, Enfield. (First turning right, south of the A10/M25 junction.) Meet in Myddelton House car park EN2 9HG, TQ342997 (paying) 8 minutes from the M25. First right turn, south of the A10/M25 junction. Itinerary: Meet 10.00am for coffee. 10.30am explore the museum & gardens of Myddelton Hall. 11.15am set off to explore Forty Hall grounds and Elsying Palace. Arrive back at car park at approximately 2.30pm followed by lunch in a pub.
Contact Bert Richardson 01763 244509
An 11.65 mile figure of 8 walk from The Red Lion, Great Offley SG5 3DZ. TL 146266.
Morning - 6.65 miles via Charlton and Austage End. Hilly with views!
Afternoon - 5 miles via Lilley Hoo Farm and Little Offley. Pre-order lunch before starting walk.
Contact Chris Hampton 01707 695365 or 07790 434579.
Leg 10A (clockwise) Broxbourne to Cuffley 12.0 miles.
We will meet in Cuffley by 9.30 am in order to transfer to Broxbourne for 10.00 am start. Further details will be sent out nearer the time, Contact David and Thelma Keeley 01727 867365 and see additional information on linear walks at start of section.
Hertford walk and Brewery Tour.
Meet at St Leonards Church Bengo, (Leg 10B) SG14 3JW. TL330136 at 10.00 am. There is ample free off street parking. Walk is around County Town. At 12.00 noon , tour of McMullens Brewery Old Cross Hertford SG14 1RD. Those not wishing to walk can meet us outside the Brewery (easy to find). Tour lasts one hour followed by free samples either at The Brewery or a nearby pub, including a brand new ale.
There is no charge for the tour although we are invited to make a donation to a local Charity. Numbers are very strictly limited due to health and safety. If you are interested in the Brewery visit please let Marion have you name. If you only want to walk there is a good Wetherspoons in town.
After lunch about 2.30 PM for those sober enough, the walk will resume.
Contact Ian Whinnett 07763 703170 or 01727 861176
11 mile figure of 8 walk, 6.5 in the morning and 4.5 in the afternoon. A Three counties walk in lovely countryside. Meet at The Bridgewater Arms, Little Gaddesden. HP4 1PD SP992136. Ian Whinnett 07763 703170 or 01727 861176
An 11 mile figure of 8 walk starting from The Cross Keys Gustard Wood Wheathampstead AL4 8LA. TL174164. The morning walk of 6.8 miles will head east towards Ayot St Lawrence returning via the Ayot Greenway including parts of Leg 3. The afternoon walk of 4.2 miles will head west through Gustard Wood. Contact Ian Hirst 07792 070392
Meet at the Cock Inn, Church Lane, Church End, Sarratt, Herts. WD3 6HH. TQ039984 An 11 mile figure of 8 walk taking in some of the Chess valley in and around the Chilterns countryside. 7 miles in the morning and 4 miles in the afternoon. Contact Marion Wiseman on 02089598344 or 07960309043
Winter Solstice Walk
From The Cricketers, Damask Green Weston Hitchin SG4 7DA, TL258297, prior to Christmas lunch at the pub. This is a Circular Walk of 6 miles through Weston Park and Halls Green returning via Weston Church. Contact Ken Osborne 07793 366170
Meet at Farringdon Station and we will explore Hatton garden, Clerkenwell, Smithfield and the London wall. The walk will start at 10.30 to enable use of cheap day return tickets. Contact David and Thelma Keeley 01727 867365