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4: Epping Green
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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 19: Wildhill Figure of Eight

7.5 miles (12 km)

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A circular walk from Brookmans Park to Wildhill and back. This walk is a mix of lane walking and footpaths. You cross fields, some of which can be muddy at certain times of the year and go through woodland. 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.




  • Start in Brookmans Park and walk up Brookmans Avenue until you reach Golf Club Road on the left.
  • Turn left and continue along Golf Club Road until you reach the clubhouse. At this point turn right down a track that heads east past Chancellors School on the right.
  • You emerge at the top of Pine Grove. Keep going straight along the track slightly veering to the left keeping the houses on your right.
  • When you reach Bell Lane turn right and right again walking south alongside the west side of the A1000 keeping the houses on your right.
  • Look out for a footpath sign on the opposite side of the road which leads to a path that runs along the north side of the Brookmans Park Transmitting Station. (Cross this road with care)
  • Walk along this path until you reach a footbridge. Cross this bridge, turn right and then left keeping the field on your left and the hedge on your right.
  • Walk along this path until it reaches Grubbs Lane. Turn left and continue heading north east with the road on your right and the hedge on your left.
  • The road dips and, at this point, the pavement disappears. Take care here and, soon after you climb from the dip you will see a footpath sign on your right.
  • Take this path and cross the filed heading north until you reach the far hedge with a small wood on your left.
  • Go through the gap in the hedge and follow the path, which is usually carved out through the crops in the next field as the path drops down to a hedgerow where you turn right and continue with the hedgerow on your left and the field on your right.
  • Follow the path until it meets the next hedge and your way is slightly to the right and then through another gap in the hedge to the next field. At this point you cross a small brook. Turn left.
  • Continue left with the hedgerow on your left and field on your right until you come to a path through to the field on your left.
  • Go through the gate, drop down to a small brook, cross the footbridge and cross the next field heading for a gate just to the right of an old oak.
  • Go through the gate, cross a footbridge, through another gate and emerge in The Woodman car park.
  • Turn left and pass The Woodman until you reach a right turn. Take that lane down the hill and then up again until you come to a sharp right bend.
  • At this point take the byway on the left along a ridge until you meet a left turn.
  • Turn left and continue past the farm on your right and some houses on your left, through a gate and out to the lane.
  • Cross the lane and, immediately opposite you will see a track. Follow it until you reach a woodland.
  • Keeping the woodland on your left continue until the path cuts across a field and then another field eventually emerging on Grubbs Lane.
  • Turn left along Grubbs Lane until you see a footpath sign on your right leading across a field.
  • Take this path down to a small stream and cross a footbridge and then continue across the next field to a small copse.
  • Continue until you meet Woodside Lane, turn left and then cross the A1000 by the petrol station heading for Bell Lane opposite.
  • Go down this lane until you reach a right turn, Bulls Lane. Take this lane until you go under the railway bridge. Turn left immediately after the railway bridge and head along that footpath .
  • This path heads through a wood to the right of the football pitch, down some steps and out into the car park of the North Mymms Youth and Community Centre.
  • Turn left on Station Road and follow the path back to Brookmans 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.

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.

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