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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 37 - Three Ridge Round

8.3 miles (13.4 km)

This new walk connects 12 existing walks on this site by adding one, short path near Epping Green, which has not featured in any of our walks before. The route crosses three ridges with amazing view and is on good tracks most of the way. There are a number of drops and climbs, and there is a chance of refreshments a quarter of the way round at The Five Horseshoes in Little Berkhamsted, halfway round at The Candlestick, and at the start and finish at either The Crown or the Coach and Horses in Newgate Street.

Three Ridge Round

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  • Park in New Park Road in Newsgate Street (postcode SG13 8RA). If you can, park at the village end (the road is wider), and at one of the spots where there is fencing so that you leave the spaces outside the houses of the residents.
  • Walk west along New Park Road and look out for a footpath sign on the right just before the farm.
  • Take this path, and head north and downhill until you pass a pond on your left (pictured at the top of this walk). Continue heading north on this path as it climbs up the hill and emerges on Tyler's Causeway.
  • Turn left on Tyler's Causeway and walk west along the road for a short distance until you see a footpath sign on your right just beyond a house. (Please take care along this short stretch of road because it can become a bit of a rat run at peak times.)
  • Follow this path north towards Epping Green with the hedge on your right until you reach a gap in the hedge, a sign and a gate.
  • Go through the gate, turn left and head up the track until you reach a service lane. Turn left and take this lane as it bends round, keeping the water towers on your left. This lane eventually becomes a track.
  • Continue north along this track and take the left fork where it branches to the right. Continue north along this superb ridge with great views on your left until you pass the Little Berkhamsted Cricket Club (you could turn right here if you want refreshments; the village has a shop and a pub/restaurant The Five Horseshoes.
  • Emerge on Berkhamsted Lane, turn left and walk south west for a short distance looking out for a track on your right just after a cottage.
  • Take this track as it passes Dane Farm and becomes a gorse lined ridge route dipping down to through the woods to the golf course.
  • Turn left and climb the hill heading west until you reach the club house. Keeping the club house on your left walk round it to your right and then left, cross one fairway - watch out to your left for airborne golf balls - and follow the path through the woods until it emerges on the edge of Essendon village.
  • Where the path meets the lane in Essendon turn left, past the village hall until you reach the B158. Turn left, cross the road with care, and take the first path on your right heading west with Essendon Cricket Club on your right.
  • Continue down this path as it drops through the woods and down hill to a footbridge before it climbs up the hill, still heading west, to the BOAT (byway open to all traffic) where you turn right,
  • Follow the BOAT heading north east until it emerges on West End Lane. Turn left and follow the lane a short way until you reach The Candlestick.
  • Just before you reach The Candlestick, take the footpath on the left down to the BOAT, turn right when you reach the BOAT and continue along this byway heading south until you reach a path on your left leading to a kissing gate.
  • Take this path and head south east downhill with the field on your right and the hedge on your left until you reach a footbridge.
  • Cross the bridge and walk through the woods with the stream on your left looking out for a path on your right just before a footbridge on your left.
  • Take this path and head south west past Duncan Wood until you reach Camfield Place where you take the path to your left until it emerges on the B158, Kentish Lane.
  • Cross with care and take the track called Hornbeam Lane as it heads downhill and south east eventually becoming a footpath which continues downhill and then uphill emerging on Cucumber Lane
  • Turn right on Cucumber Lane and follow it as it heads south east until you reach Tyler's Causeway.
  • Turn left, looking out for a track on your right. Cross the road with care and take this track as it heads south for a short way before turning left and heading east back to the place where you parked the car.

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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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