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Local country walks - free to download

This page offers you a mix of short walks and longer rambles in the local countryside. All featuring country pubs. 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. Please use our free discussion forum to give feedback on the walks. Also, please note that the references to pubs featuring along these walks should not be seen as endorsements. They are included so that people know where they can get refreshments. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see a map showing all the starting points for the walks. Note: Walks 3, 10, 12, 16, 22, 23, 24, 32, and 42 start and finish near local stations.

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A hill climb and secluded valley
3 miles (4.5 km)
Barbara Cartland country
3.2 miles (5 km)
Woodland and swallow holes
3.2 miles (5 km)
Two woods and excellent views
2.5 miles (4 km)

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Rolling hills and open vistas
3 miles (4.5 km)
Sheltered wooded bridleways
3 miles (4.5 km)
An 'environmentally sensitive' area
3.5 miles (5.5 km)
Open fields and bridleways
2.75 miles (4.25 km)

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A hidden hamlet
3.2 miles (5.5 km)
Circling Brookmans Park
5 miles (8.25 km)
Mix of shaded and open
4 miles (6.5 km)
North Mymms Quiz Walk
2.8 miles (4.5 km)

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A great circular walk
3.65 miles (5.95 km)
This walk is all about woodland
4.78 miles (6.95 km)
This blend of two existing walks
4.06 miles (6.37 km)
Hill walk from Brookmans Park
6.7 miles (8.93 km)

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Old tracks and deep woodland
4.1 miles (6.5 km)
Views across rolling countryside
4.7 miles (7.29 km)
Brookmans Park Wildhill return
7.5 miles (12 km)
A small hamlet on a hill
3.6 miles (5.8 km)

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Lovely ridge route
6 miles (9.65 km)
Circular parish walk
11.5 miles (18.50km)
A great stretch over hills
9 miles (14.5 km)
A shorter version of Walk 19
6.2 miles (10 km)

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Woodland and village pubs
4.3 miles (6.9km)
Wonderful ancient woodland
5.45 miles (8.8 km)
More magnificent woodland
6.45 miles (10.4 km)
Old path and a Roman road
6.25 miles (10 km)

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Open views and woods
7.25 miles (11.7 km)
Lakes and open fields
3.89 miles (6.3 km)
Great views over Herts
6.03 miles (9.7 km)
Woods, fields, views
7.8 miles (12.6 km)

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River, woodland and views
5 miles (8 km)
Quiet lanes and paths
6.25 miles (10 km)
Old railway track
3 miles (4.8 km)
Riverside path and hills
4.25 miles (6.8 km)

Walk 37: Three Ridge Round Walk 38: The Ayot Greenway South Walk 39: The Ayot Greenway West Walk 40: The Ayot Greenway North
Splendid views, great paths
8.3 miles (13.4 km)
Riverside track and woodland
3.7 miles (6 km)
River, old railway track and woods
5 miles (8 km)
Woodland tracks and open views
5.6 miles (9 km)

Walk 41: The Northaw - Wildhill Loop Walk 42: Brookmans Park to Hatfield Walk43_Datchworth_Loop Walk44_Bramfield_Loop
Undulating with good views
13.13 miles (21.13 km)
Open fields and old railway
7.35 miles (11.82 km)
Wonderful skyscapes
5.15 miles (8.3 km)
Woodland and open fields
3.64 miles (5.85 km)

Walk45_Tewin_West_East_Loop Walk46_Tewin_North_Loop Walk 47: Mimram Valley Loop Walk 48: Kimpton Loop
Woodland and hills
4.2 miles (6.8 km)
Undulating with views
4.7 miles (7.5 km)
River valley path
3.3 miles (5.3 km)
Quiet paths and hills
5.4 miles (8.5 km)

Walk 49: Ayot Short Walk 50: Bayford Linear Walk 51: Mymmshall Wood Loop Walk 52: Wildhill SE Loop
Short rural stroll
1.5 miles (2.5 km)
Hills, valleys, views
8.3 miles (13.4 km)
Woodland and fields
3 miles (4.7 km)
Ridge and views
4.5 miles (7.3 km)

Walk 53: Essendon East Loop Walk 54: Symondshyde Loop picture of Walk 55: Ayot North East Loop Walk 56: The Great Wood Northaw
Undulating with views
3.5 miles (5.6 km)
Deep shaded byways
4 miles (6.5 km)
Wide open views
3.25 miles (5.25 km)
Shaded peaceful woodland
2.8 miles (4.5 km)

Walk 57: Chapmore End Circular Walk 58: The Wadesmill Circular Walk 59: The Burn's Green Circular picture of walking boots
A river walk through woodland
5.2 miles (8.4 km)
A steady climb and open views
6 miles (9.6 km)
Shaded paths, wide open views
4.2 miles (6.7 km)
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Suggestions welcome

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

Below is a Google Map with all our walks plotted. Click on the 'full screen' icon top right to see them all, scroll down the list to reveal all the walks, and click on any link or marker to see more details along with a link to the walk details.


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