Nickey Line-Hemel-Hempstead to Harpenden
This short off road cycle or walking route runs along the Nickey Line - a disused railway track running from Hemel Hempstead to Harpenden.
The trail forms part of National Cycle Route 57 (the Oxford to Welwyn Garden City route), and runs for about eight miles on a flat path.
This is a nice safe and easy route making it ideal for a family ride.
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In the pretty village of Redbourn there's a couple of good options for a pit stop. The Hollybush dates from the 16th century and does a fine Sunday roast which you can enjoy in the nice garden area to the rear. You can find them at postcode AL3 7DU.
There's also the Cricketer's which is in a lovely spot overlooking Redbourn Common. They also serve high quality food and can be found at postcode AL3 7ND. Both pubs are also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
In Harpenden you can pick up the epic Chilterns Cycleway. The signed circular trail runs for about 170 miles through the Chilterns AONB on quiet country lanes, visiting a series of delightful villages.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hertfordshire Walks page.