GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Codicote Walks

6 miles (9 km)

This attractive Hertfordshire based village is located near Hitchin, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City and Harpenden in the county. It's a nice place for a walk with river trails, lovely Chilterns Hills countryside and some historic timber-framed buildings to see in the village.
This walk from Codicote takes you through the River Mimram Valley to the delightful Hoo Park, which lies just to the north west of the settlement. The park is very pretty with a photogenic old bridge over the river, glorious countryside views and bluebell woods to enjoy. On the way you'll also pass the Ford at Kimpton Mill, another fine spot on the river.
To continue your walking around Codicote head east to visit Knebworth Country Park. There's 250 acres of wonderful parkland surrounding the historic Knebworth House here.


SG4 8XE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Codicote OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Codicote Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Codicote

  • Knebworth Country Park - A walk through the delightful country park surrounding Knebworth House in Stevenage
  • Hitchin - The Hertfordshire town of Hitchin makes a great base for exploring the lovely north eastern corner of the Chiltern Hills.
    This walk visits the nearby Pegsdon Hills using a number of the waymarked long distance trails which pass through the area surrounding the town
  • Stevenage Outer Orbital Path - This well maintained walking path circles Stevenage in Hertfordshire and is known as the Stevenage Outer Orbital Path
  • Welwyn Garden City - This circular walk around Welwyn Garden City uses some of the town's waymarked trails to take you to some of the highlights of the area
  • Harpenden - This long circular walk makes use of a series of waymarked trails to explore the countryside, woodland and rivers surrounding the Hertfordshire town of Harpenden.
    The walk starts in Harpenden where you first pick up the Nickey Line
  • Sherrardspark Wood - Enjoy a walk or cycle around these pleasant bluebell woods near Welwyn Garden City
  • Lea Valley Walk - A super walk with a series of delightful waterside sections along the River Lea
  • Ayot Greenway - Follow this disused railway line from Wheathampstead to Welwyn Garden City on this easy cycle or walk in Hertfordshire
  • Heartwood Forest - This large forest near St Albans has some fine cycling and walking trails to try
  • Brocket Hall - This circular walk takes you along the public footpaths surrounding Brocket Hall in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire
  • Sandridge - This pretty village in Hertfordshire sits in a lovely spot in the centre of the Heartwood Forest
  • Wheathampstead - This pretty Hertfordshire village near St Albans has some nice trails to follow around the area's rivers, woodland and countryside
  • Ayot St Lawrence - This short circular walk visits the Hertfordshire village of Ayot St Lawrence, notable for its connections with the playwright George Bernard Shaw


The Goat Inn is good place for rest and refreshment after your exercise. The building dates back to 1590 with the pub dating back to the 18th century. They do a fine Sunday roast and can be found on the High Street at postcode SG4 8XE for your sat navs. There's also The Globe on the High Street. It's another quintessentially English village pub with a pleasant little garden to sit in.

Dog Walking

The country and woodland trails make for a fine dog walk. The Goat and the Globe pubs mentioned above are also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south is the neighbouring village of Ayot St Lawrence which is well worth a visit. The historic village has strong connections with the playwright George Bernard Shaw. You can visit Shaw's house which is now run by the National trust. The Hertfordshire Way long distance path can also be picked up here.
Also to the south is Wheathampstead where you can enjoy riverisde trails along the Lea Valley Walk and pay a visit to Brocket Hall.


Codicote Village - - 24287

Codicote Village Green.

Codicote Village - - 24290

Historic black and white building in the village centre. The village includes a number of timber-framed and chequered brick houses, of special interest being the 18th-century Pond House and the half-timbered Taverners Place (formerly used as a Peking restaurant called "As You Like It"). The church, mostly rebuilt in 1853, retains 13th-century work in its nave and aisles.

GOC Kimpton 080 Landscape (5723615166)

Kimpton Landscape

Historic bridge, Hoo Park, Codicote 2020-07-19

Historic bridge, Hoo Park, Codicote

Walking close to Hoo Park - - 2913838

Walking close to Hoo Park

Bluebells in Hoo Park wood - - 2913840

Bluebells in Hoo Park wood

Water cress beds near Kimpton Mill - - 2912696

Water cress beds near Kimpton Mill

GOC Kimpton 096 River Mimram (5723315417)

Kimpton River Mimram


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