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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D)After parking, walk west along the main lane through the village towards the church. However do not turn right towards the church but continue straight ahead with the lane soon becoming a track with trees to your left. The track bends to the right and then left to lead west towards Tannis Court.
(1)Before reaching Tannis Court take the footpath on the right (grid ref. TL339281). This path leads along the edge of fields to reach a footpath junction (grid ref. TL332283). Continue straight across to join the "Chain Walk", passing through a small wood, to reach a lane (grid ref. TL325285).
(2)Leave the "Chain Walk" here and go left along this lane and continue to Cottered Warren rejoining the "Chain Walk" before reaching the buildings. Continue on the signed path through the buildings, cross a field, pass the edge of Drinkwater Wood on your right to reach Back Lane (the Old Roman Road) at grid ref. TL320276.
(3)Turn left along the old Roman Road briefly following the "Chain Walk". Continue straight ahead for just over one and a half miles, ignoring footpaths and bridleways joining from the left and right. During this section the "Chain Walk" joins your route yet again for a short section!
(4)After passing Wakeley Farm and a small wood on your left, turn left onto the bridleway at grid ref. TL342261. This leads past a small wood on your left to join the access track for Wakeley Farm. Turn left along this track. Do not go left towards Wakeley Farm, instead bear right to follow the track that will lead you back to the start in Aspenden.(A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 100m - Aspenden
1 : km 1.49 - alt. 120m - Take footpath on right
2 : km 3.07 - alt. 129m - Go left along lane
3 : km 4.11 - alt. 134m - Turn left along Roman Road
4 : km 6.79 - alt. 128m - Turn left onto bridleway
D/A : km 10.24 - alt. 100m - Aspenden
The village offers limited parking opportunities (grid ref. TL353283) so do park with care and respect resident's access. The village can be reached from the A10 Trunk Road or from the centre of Buntingford. It is useful to have an 1:25000 Ordnance Survey map to help with navigation.
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Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 5/5
Global average : 4.67 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good
worth having the OS map to pick out details. Some parts cross fields that are really muddy when wet. A good stomp out for a weekend!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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