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distance 10.24km Vertical gain +39m Vertical drop -39m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aspenden - Hertfordshire

A pleasant circular Hertfordshire walk starting from the village of Aspenden near Buntingford. The route featues an abandoned village, a Roman Road and a moated house. Aspenden has pub for those requiring refreshment at the end of the walk.

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distance 18.41km Vertical gain +3m Vertical drop -19m Durée 5h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hertford - Hertfordshire

Follows River Lea Navigation thru' Ware, St Margarets, Rye House, Dobbs Weir and Broxbourne, to finish on the River Lea Path a short walk east of Cheshunt Station. It's almost impossible to go off-course, unless you make a decision to jump into the canal or take a path away from it.

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distance 11.03km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -80m Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in St. Paul's Walden - Hertfordshire

This Hertfordshire walk mainly uses old green lanes to go through a varied landscape of fields, woods and hedgerows to arrive at the Holt and then by footpaths to Cuckolds Cross. After that there is a section of larger arable fields where you join the Hertfordshire Way to reach Whitwell, an expanded village with an interesting older centre. The final leg passes through a rare breeds farm and The Bury, birthplace of the late Queen Mother.

Walking Three Rivers Walk ( Download : )
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distance 14.59km Vertical gain +9m Vertical drop -9m Durée 4h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Meldreth - Cambridgeshire

Walk along the river Mel, river Rhee (Cam) and river Shep. Passing the Royal Oak Barrington, the Plough Shepreth and the Green Man Dunsbridge Turnpike.

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distance 7.07km Vertical gain +36m Vertical drop -1m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Meldreth - Cambridgeshire

A point to point walk, which includes Melbourn Village and a stretch across the countryside before heading into Royston Town.

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distance 5.41km Vertical gain +4m Vertical drop -4m Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Meldreth - Cambridgeshire

From Meldreth Station, this circular walk takes you past two churches, through the Melwood Nature Reserve and past the British Queen Pub.

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distance 6.21km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -4m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shepreth - Cambridgeshire

A point to point walk from Shepreth Station to Meldreth Station passing through the village of Melbourn.

Walking A Walk Around Shepreth ( Download : )
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distance 2.98km Vertical gain +4m Vertical drop -4m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shepreth - Cambridgeshire

See all the sights of Shepreth : Docwras Manor Garden, the Crossing House Garden, Shepreth L-Moor (SSSI), Shepreth Church, The Plough, The Teacake and Shepreth Wildlife Park.

Walking A Walk Around Foxton ( Download : )
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A Walk Around Foxton
distance 4.42km Vertical gain +13m Vertical drop -13m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Foxton (Cambridgeshire) - Cambridgeshire

From Foxton Railway Station you can take in the sights of Foxton - the Dovecot, Foxton Wood, St Laurence Church and the White Horse Pub.

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distance 2.94km Vertical gain +7m Vertical drop -6m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Foxton (Cambridgeshire) - Cambridgeshire

A point to point walk from Foxton Station to Shepreth Station with a nice woody interlude through the Wimbish Estate.

Walking Station to Station walks ( Download : )
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distance 16.22km Vertical gain +51m Vertical drop -11m Durée 3 days Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Foxton (Cambridgeshire) - Cambridgeshire

For those 3 easy walks, you will visit the 3 stations composing the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership.

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End of the Chilterns : Pegsdon Hills & Little Offley
distance 15.28km Vertical gain +231m Vertical drop -226m Durée 5h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Shillington - Bedfordshire

This is a surprisingly hilly walk for this general area, being the northern end of the Chilterns AONB, mostly through rolling farmland, with some wonderful views across the flatlands of south Bedfordshire to the north, especially if the air is clear. Most of it is along the edges of/through fields, along grass & hard-surfaced paths & tracks. There are two tree-covered 'alleys'. It passes a large late-Tudor manor house. You will walk part of the Icknield Way & visit Pegsdon Hills Nature Reserve.

Walking Pegsdon and Deacon Hills ( Download : )
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Pegsdon and Deacon Hills
distance 5.26km Vertical gain +99m Vertical drop -103m Durée 1h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Shillington - Bedfordshire

A circuit from Pegsdon, through the Pegsdon Hills Nature Reserve to Deacon Hill with its ancient earthworks. Return past a mature beech wood and Knocking Hoe reserve.

Walking Hill walking from Hexton ( Download : )
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distance 18.93km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -190m Durée 5h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hexton - Hertfordshire

The northern end of the Chilterns almost seem to be a geological afterthought as they straddle the Bedfordshire Hertfordshire border. Starting from Hexton this walk offers mile after mile of beautiful countryside with the hilltops steeped in ancient history.

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distance 17.71km Vertical gain +160m Vertical drop -164m Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hexton - Hertfordshire

Starting from Hexton this walk on the borders of Befordshire and Hertfordshire offers mile after mile of beautiful countryside with the hilltops steeped in ancient history. The route includes sections of the Icknield and John Bunyan Ways.

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distance 8.02km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -127m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hexton - Hertfordshire

Starting from Hexton this walk on the borders of Befordshire and Hertfordshire includes the attractive downland between Telegraph and Deacon Hills and a section of the Icknield Way.

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distance 11.85km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -83m Durée 3h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sandy - Bedfordshire

This walk takes in a variety of the landscapes of Central Bedfordshire: heathland, woods, meadows, arable land and even a short stretch of market gardening. It starts and finishes in the RPSB nature reserve. Lunch time refreshment is available at the Thornton Arms in Everton.

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distance 18.76km Vertical gain +125m Vertical drop -64m Durée 5h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hertfordshire

Follows the River Lea Navigation thru' Waltham Abbey & past Enfield Lock. We leave the Lea Valley Walk & join the route of the London Loop for almost 2 miles, along the River Lea, past Enfield Island, thru' Sewardstone Marsh & up into Epping Forest. Then thru' a golf course to Lippitts Hill & onto High Beach. There are a few very hilly miles up to and thru' Epping Forest and Bell Common to finish at Epping Station.

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distance 10km Vertical gain +66m Vertical drop -73m Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Harpenden - Hertfordshire

A pleasant walk from Harpenden Common down to Redbournbury Mill, along the River Ver and then up to Childwickbury Manor and back to Harpenden.

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distance 18.57km Vertical gain +54m Vertical drop -54m Durée 5h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sandy - Bedfordshire

This is a thoroughly enjoyable walk with lots of variety, all on the more elevated parts of Bedfordshire. The fields are open so there are plenty of views, but there are stretches of woodland, three interesting villages and plenty of wildlife. It is no more than a guess, but I would think keen bird watchers might find it worthwhile to tote field glasses. At worst it will give them a closer look at the aerobatics over Biggleswade airfield.

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distance 19.14km Vertical gain +91m Vertical drop -88m Durée 5h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sandy - Bedfordshire

This is a pleasant walk through the Bedfordshire countryside with a variety of scenery and some interesting points of interest along the way.

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distance 12.38km Vertical gain +74m Vertical drop -101m Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Epping (Essex) - Essex

From Epping Station, we follow the Essex Way for our whole route. Thru' fields and an ancient track to Coopersale Street, then across fields to Gernon Bushes Nature Reserve. Cross over the M11 and go in a straight line towards Toot Hill. Thru' Toot Hill village and fields to Greensted and onto Chipping Ongar. Two videos at YouTube, one by John Rogers and a second by voxley19, both cover this whole walk.

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Around Oak Hill and Deer Sanctuary from Piercing Hill
distance 6.33km Vertical gain +72m Vertical drop -64m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Theydon Bois - Essex

This quiet circular walk uses a section of Epping Forest Centenary Walk close to Ambresbury Banks (remains of banks) before you follow a path in Birch Wood with lovely views over Deer Sanctuary and its wildlife!

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distance 24.38km Vertical gain +34m Vertical drop -76m Durée 7h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hertfordshire

The stage starts at St Albans Abbey Station. Soon joins River Ver Path for 0.65 miles. Climbs to join the Alban Way (old railway line) all the way to and thru' Hatfield. Passes Mill Green Mill and follows Welwyn Centenary Walk thru' a golf course & The Commons Nature Reserve, then joins the Cole Green Way (old railwayline) to Hertford. Goes thru' the old part of this county town, taking in the castle and grounds, then joins the River Lea Navigation to just north of Hertford East Station.

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Little Monk Wood, Baldwins Pond and Broom Hill from Rushey Plain
distance 4.73km Vertical gain +54m Vertical drop -54m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Waltham Abbey - Essex

This circular walk close to Loughton Camp provides a good way to discover Little Monk Wood, Baldwins Pond and less used paths along Loughton Brook enjoying this peaceful area.

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distance 19.57km Vertical gain +84m Vertical drop -78m Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ongar - Essex

We divert off the Essex Way to take in some of the histories of this old town. Rejoin the Essex Way for a short distance, before leaving it for one last time. Then follow St Peters Way thru' High Ongar & most of the way to Blackmore. We follow St Peter's Way for over a mile to Fryerning then thru' the village & across fields to Mountnessing. A short walk thru' a housing estate & industrial estate to enter Hutton Nature Reserve to soon finish at Hutton Village.