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2: Camfield Place
3: Water End
4: Epping Green
5: Lea Valley
6: Wildhill
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11: West End
12: Quiz Walk
13: The Candlestick
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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 29 - Wildhill SW Loop

7 miles (11.3 km)

picture taken on The Wildhill SW Loop

Nice circular walk heading south out of the car park at The Woodman Wildhill heading over to Bell Bar, back to Grubbs Lane, over to Tylers Causeway and back to The Woodman via the Camfield estate.

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This is a great circular walk starting and finishing in The Woodman Wildhill car park.
  • Leave the car park via the bachelor gate at the south end.
  • Cross the field, go over a footbridge, through another bachelor gate, across another field, another footbridge and emerge into a large field via a third bachelor gate.
  • Turn right keeping the field on your left and the hedgerow on your right until you reach a gap in the hedge.
  • Go through the gap and head slightly diagonally to your right keeping the field to your left and the hedge to your right as you climb the hill.
  • Soon you will see a path to your left cutting diagonally through the crop and climbing to the top of the hill.
  • At the top follow the path with the woodland on your right until the path goes through the crop and emerges at a gate on Grubbs Lane.
  • Turn left and, almost immediately, turn right onto a footpath that cuts through the crop, goes over a small footbridge, cuts diagonally across the next field, through a small cops, across a third field and emerges on Woodside Lane by the garage on the A1000.
  • Turn left and go directly across the A1000 Great North Road and follow Bell Lane as it heads south before turning east and heading back up to the A1000.
  • Turn right on the A1000 for a short distance looking out for a footpath sign to your left.
  • Cross the road with care and head down this footpath with the Brookmans Park Transmitting Station on your right.
  • You eventually reach a small footbridge and your way is straight ahead, keeping the hedge on your right and the field on your left until you emerge on Grubbs Lane.
  • Turn right and continue along Grubbs Lane until you reach the B158, Kentish Lane. Cross the road and head down the lane directly opposite as it heads east.
  • Continue until this lane reaches a farm. When you reach the barn turn right and go round the barn. When you pass the barn go diagonally to your left to reach the path that continues along the ridge.
  • Keep heading east along this bridleway until it reaches a T juntion. Turn left and take this path until you reach Tyler's Causeway.
  • Turn left and, soon after, turn right up Cucumber Lane heading north west.
  • Continue until you see a footpath sign on your left. Take this path, Hornbeam Lane and continue through the woods until you reach the B158 again.
  • Cross the road and go down the bridleway directly opposite.
  • When you reach a T junction in the paths turn right and follow this path down through the woods, through the fields and into a dell.
  • At the bottom turn left and continue along this path. You will cross a small footbridge and climb up the field with the hedge on your right until you meet the BOAT (byway open to all traffic) from Wildhill to West End.
  • Turn left and follow the track until you reach West End Lane.
  • Turn left and follow the lane downhill to Wildhill. At the T junction turn left and head back to The Woodman car park.

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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.


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