2022 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.

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.