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1: North Mymms
2: Camfield Place
3: Water End
4: Epping Green
5: Lea Valley
6: Wildhill
7: Little Berkhamsted
8: Newgate Street
9: Howe Green
10: Brookmans Park Long
11: West End
12: Quiz Walk
13: The Candlestick
14: The Woodman
15: Wildhill West End
16: North Mymms Ridge
17: Hornbeam Lane
18: Grubbs Lane
19: Wildhill Eight
20: Essendon
21: Cucumber Lane
22: North Mymms Way
23: Hatfield Brookmans Park
24: Brookmans Park Wildhill
25: Little Berkhamsted
26: Broxbourne Woods South
27: Broxbourne Woods North
28: Brickendon Loop
29: Wildhill SW Loop
30: Colney Heath South Loop
31: North Mymms SW Loop
32: Brookmans Park Loop
33: West End Figure Of Eight
34: Little Berkhamsted Loop
35: Letty Green Loop
36: Lea Valley Loop
37: Three Ridge Round
38: Ayot Greenway South
39: Ayot Greenway West
40: Ayot Greenway North
41: Northaw Wildhill Loop
42: North Mymms to Hatfield
43: Datchworth Loop
44: Bramfield Loop
45: Tewin West East Loop
46: Tewin North Loop
47: Mimram Valley Loop
48: Kimpton Loop
49: Ayot Short
50: Bayford Linear
51: Mymmshall Wood Loop
52: Wildhill SE Loop
53: Essendon East Loop
54: Symondshyde Loop
55: Ayot North East Loop
56: The Great Wood, Northaw
57: Chapmore End Circular
58: Wadesmill Circular
59: Burn's Green Circular


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Walk 24 - Brookmans Park to Wildhill return
A nice weekend walk to a country local
6.2 miles (10 km)

Walk 24 - Brookmans Park to Wildhill return

A walk from Brookmans Park over the fields and hills to The Woodman, Wildhill and back a slightly different route. For help printing out the map below, please see these instructions. You can send this walk to your mobile phone and use it to navigate the route, if your phone is capable of using the free Map My Walk app.


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Directions
  • Head west out of Brookmans Park village walking up Brookmans Avenue until you meet a road going off on the left called Golf Club Road. Take this.
  • Continue until you reach Brookmans Park Golf Club on your left and Chancellor's School on your right. You will see a bridleway on your right, take this.
  • Continue along the bridleway until you reach Pine Grove. Continue straight and slightly to your left taking The Drive.
  • At the end you reach the junction of Bell Lane and the A1000, The Great North Road. Turn right and follow the A1000 south for a short distance.
  • Look across the road to your left and you will see a footpath sign shortly before you reach the Brookmans Park Transmitting Station. Take that path and walk north.
  • Continue with the transmitting station on your right until you reach a small footbridge. Cross it and keep right and then left with the field on your left and the hedgerow on your right. You will spot a water tower on your right.
  • Continue with the field on your left and the hedgerow on your right until you reach a small footbridge and then Grubbs Lane.
  • Turn left and continue along Grubbs Lane, down a dip and up again looking out for a path on your right after you have climbed out of the dip. (Be careful here because this lane can become a bit of a race track at times).
  • When you find the path on your right take it and cross the fields heading north towards Wild Hill.
  • When you reach the woodland, keep the field on your right and head for a gap in the hedge. The path now crosses the field diagonally and will be cut through the crops.
  • When you reach the hedgerow turn right and, keeping the field on your right, head for a gap in the hedge straight ahead.
  • Here you cross a small brook hidden in a tunnel. You turn left, keeping the hedgerow on your left and the field on your right.
  • At the fourth oak tree on your left you will find a set of steps heading down to a bachelor gate, go downa and through and emerge into another field used by horses.
  • Cross a small footbridge and take the path north heading to the right of an old oak tree. You are aiming for the bachelor gate.
  • Go through the bachelor gate, cross a small footbridge, and head for the final bachelor gate that leads into The Woodman Car Park at Wildhill (note, this bit can be boggy, so take care).
  • For the return, start by going back the way you came through The Woodman car park.
  • Continue through another batchelor gate, across the small footbridge, through another bachelor gate and turn right.
  • Keep the hedge on your right and the field on your left until you reach a gap in the hedgerow on your right.
  • Go through this gap and head straight up the hill with the hedge on your right and the field on your left.
  • You will soon see a diagonal path cut through the crops heading to the top of the hill. Take this.
  • At the top of the hill go through the gap keeping the woodland on your right and the field on your left.
  • You will come to another part where a path has been cut through the crop heading south to a metal gate and emerging on Grubbs Lane.
  • Turn left and almost immediately right into another field where a path runs through the crops, across a footbridge, across another field, through a small copse, across another field and ends at the Texaco garage at the corner of Woodside Lane and the A1000, Great North Road. Turn left.
  • Cross The Great North Road with care and take the lane opposite, Bell Lane.
  • If you want, you can stop for refreshments at The Cock Of The North to your left.
  • Continue down Bell Lane until you reach Bulls Lane on your right.
  • Walk down this lane, past Foxes Lane on your right and continue heading west until you see a footpath sign on your left.
  • Take this, go through a bachelor gate, turn right and follow the path with the hedge on your right and the field on your left.
  • At the fence turn right, take the small footbridge on your left, and continue west with the hedge on your right and field on your left.
  • You will emerge at Thunder Bridge. Go under the bridge and turn left along a footpath that runs to the right of the railway.
  • Follow this path south until it branches slightly to the right and goes through woodland. There will be a football pitch on your left.
  • At the end of the path go down some steps and turn right crossing a small river. Continue along this path until you reach Station Road.
  • Turn left on Station Road and follow it for about a mile to Brookmans Park Station.
  • There are several shops, restaurants and a pub serving refreshments in the village.


Did you enjoy your walk?

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About these walks

Ellie and David BrewerNote: All these walks are based around local pubs and were tested, mapped out and uploaded to this website by David and Ellie Brewer, pictured right.

The first in the collection are about three to four miles long and fairly easy. Allow two hours for most.

The later additions, from walk 16 onwards are longer. The North Mymms Way, which is walk 22 is a half day walk of about 12 miles which will take about four hours.

All the walks are fairly easy if you are able to cross step stiles, negotiate bachelor gates, traverse the occasional muddy path, and manage small hills. Boots and wet weather gear, a bottle of water, a snack, and the correct map for the area are recommended.

We recommend you buy the Ordnance Survey Landranger map for the area, number 166.

The walks are all within a 15 minute drive of Brookmans Park and include some villages to the east such as Bayford and Brickendon.

The Brookmans Park Newsletter can take no responsibility for paths that have been fenced off or closed since this series of walks was published. Some signs, stiles, and gates might also have been damaged or hidden since these walks were published.

Feedback is always welcome. If you have any comments you can add them in the comments box under each walk. There is also a discussion thread in this site's forum. As with all these walks, please do check the pub opening hours before setting off to make sure you are not left disappointed. You might want to read the Ramblers advice on your right to walk before setting off so you know what to do if you meet unexpected obstacles.

Copyright

The text and images for all our walks are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which means you are free to reproduce the material for non-commercial purposes only (i.e. you don't sell them or make money from them) as long as you give full attribution to the author of the walk - see above - and provide a link to the original material. Copyright information for the maps used in the walks can be found under the maps above.

All our walks

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