2021 Walks Programme


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.

As these walks are planned up to 6 months in advance and there could be late changes 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 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.


June 21st    

An 11.7 mile figure of 8 walk from Sharpenhoe National Trust car park MK45 4SH, TL065295. 6.5 miles in the morning heading west to Harlington and return, 5.2 miles in the afternoon heading north and return. Bring sandwiches for lunch. Contact Ken Osborne Tel 07793 366170

July 5th

Leg 9 (clockwise) Cuffley to Shenley 11.5 miles. Details of arrangements will be sent to members on the linear walk list approximately one week before the walk.

July 19th    

Welwyn Garden City Centenary walk. A circular route around Welwyn Garden City. 12 miles long.  Meet at Mill Green Lane, Hatfield AL9 5NY, TL240098. 6.7 miles in the morning and 5.3 miles in the afternoon. Lunch will be at The Cowper arms in Digswell. Menu choices can be made before we leave to assist the restaurant. For those who wish to return to their cars after lunch a train ticket from Welwyn North to WGC is under £2 and there are buses serving Mill Green Lane from WGC Bus station. Contact Cliff Wilson Tel 07778 810639.

August 2nd    

Leg 8 (clockwise) Shenley to Kings Langley 12.3 miles. Details of arrangements will be sent to members on the linear walk list approximately one week before the walk.

August 16th    

A 10 mile figure of eight walk starting from the Bridgewater Monument in Ashridge SP968132.  Morning 5.5 miles takes in Aldbury Nowers, The Ridgeway, and lots of hills. Afternoon 4.5 miles includes Northchurch Common and is mostly level.  Bring a picnic lunch (and some money for the ice cream van).  Contact Eliza Hermann 07776 165600.

September 6th     

Leg 7 (clockwise) First half, Kings Langley to Bourne End. Details of arrangements will be sent to members on the linear walk list approximately one week before the walk.

September 20th     

A figure of eight walk from Buntingford with 6.5 miles in the morning and 4 miles in the afternoon. Plan to bring a packed lunch but should restrictions have eased then there are pubs and cafes in the town. Meet at Bowling Green Lane Car Park Buntingford, SG9 9DF, TL360295. All day parking charge £2.00
Contact Ian Hirst on 07792 070392.

October 18th     

Figure of 8 walk from The Robin Hood and Little John at Tonwell, SG12 0HN, TL334171. 7 miles am. 4 miles pm. Meet at Pub at 9.45 to order and pay for lunch before setting out. Afternoon walk starts at 2 pm. Contact Ian Whinnett 07763 703170

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 13th     

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



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.