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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 8: Newgate Street Circular
Open fields, enclosed bridleways and rhododendrons
4 km (2.5 miles) or with alternative 5.5km (3.5m)

picture taken on The Newgate Street Circular

This is a circular walk around the west, north and east side of Newgate Street taking in lanes, footpaths and a bridleway through woodland rich in rhododendron. It begins gently down a quiet lane before heading across a valley with good views to the west towards Brookmans Park. There is a fair amount of up and down, but nothing too strenuous. Much of the way is through deep woodland used for paint ball games and off road driving. It ends with the choice of two pubs. There is a little lane walking involved.

maps of Walk 8: Newgate Street Circular Geocoding by Mapzen, © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors


Printing the map
Click on the map above to reveal a bigger version which you can print off and take with you on the walk. The numbers refer to certain bullet points in the directions below. We recommend buying either the Ordnance Survey Explore 182 map or the Landranger 166 map to use along with our directions.

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The map for this walk was created using MapHub with the base maps by © Thunderforest and © OpenStreetMap. The text and images for these walks are by The Brookmans Park Newsletter and are released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0.

Directions

  1. Park in the village of Newgate Street. A good place is down New Park Road where you start the walk. New Park Road is opposite St Mary's Church and runs to the left of Nelito's Italian Restaurant.
  2. Continue along New Park Road until you come to the end at the point where it becomes a bridleway and the houses end. On your right you will find a footpath heading north, accessed by a gap in the fence.
  3. This path heads due north down a hill. There is a golf course on your right and a field on your left. You come to a pond on your left, cross a small river and continue uphill towards the lane.
  4. The path emerges onto Tylers Causeway at a gap in the fence to the left of a metal gate. Turn right and walk east along Tylers Causeway until you reach the road junction. As with all lane walking, take extra care here and walk in single file facing the oncoming traffic (except on bends).
  5. At the 'T' junction, look opposite and you will see a bridleway going through an old white gate, with a cottage on your left. This gate and the following fences are marked private property, but a signpost just before the cottage clearly states the path is a public bridleway. Continue, heading south down this bridleway, through woodland rich in rhododendron, as it continues and winds its way, first left then right, through two giant redwood trees and up a hill.
  6. At the top you come to a gravel lane, which you meet at a 'T' junction. Turn right and continue along this lane, past the tennis courts on the right and out into open countryside.
  7. The path dips downhill and you will notice a small golf course on your right before the path climbs and eventually emerges in Newgate Street. Turn right and walk back into the village.


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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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