Brocket Hall Walks
This circular walk takes you along the public footpaths surrounding Brocket Hall in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire. You'll pass around the beautiful estate, passing Lemsford and Cromer Hyde with woodland and country trails to enjoy.
You can also visit the estate for afternoon tea though you must reserve in advance. See the link for more information. In the park there's nice walks along the Broadwater Lake and the River Lea with a fine 18th century Palladian bridge to cross on the way. The estate is also good for wildlife with Buzzards and Red Kites to look out for.
Part of this route uses a section of the Lea Valley Walk. You could extend your walk by following the waymarked trail west towards Wheathampstead. Head south east and you will soon come to the Lemsford Springs Nature Reserve.
PostcodeAL8 7XG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Brocket Hall Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Brocket Hall Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Brocket Hall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Brocket Hall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a lovely dining area at the hall where you enjoy a delicious afternoon tea.
The woodland and country trails surrounding the estate are a pleasant place for a dog walk.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Pick up the Welwyn Garden City Walk and you could visit more of the area's highlights including Sherrardspark Wood, the Ayot Greenway and the 126 acre Stanborough Park.
Just to the north west of the town you will find the noteworthy village of Ayot St Lawrence. The village is notable for its connections with the playwright George Bernard Shaw and is the site of Shaw's Corner, his old residence. There's also a ruined 12th century church and a lovely pub which dates from the 14th century to see here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hertfordshire Walks page.