GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Great Gaddesden Walks

2 miles (2.7 km)

Great Gaddesden has some pleasant riverside footpaths, a Grade I listed church and some fine country trails into the surrounding Ashridge Estate.
This circular walk from the village takes you along the River Gade before passing the ground old house at Gaddesden Place.
To continue your walking around the village head north to visit the sister village of Little Gaddesden. Here you can explore the beautiful Ashridge House Estate on the Ashridge Boundary Trail.

Great Gaddesden OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Great Gaddesden Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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River Gade at Great Gaddesden - - 140293

River Gade at Great Gaddesden. Viewed looking southwards and downstream, the channel of the River Gade was dry upstream of this point.

Fly fishing in the River Gade - - 2079414

Fly fishing in the River Gade

River Gade and the A4146 road bridge at Water End - - 139753

River Gade and the A4146 road bridge at Water End

Gaddesden Place, Great Gaddesden-geograph-3387415

Gaddesden Place, Great Gaddesden. Not a large house but with a grand Ionic portico. It was designed by James Wyatt, 1768-73, begun when he was only 22 and yet to acquire the flair which distinguished the rest of his career, making it his first known commission. Originally it was built in Totternhoe stone, but partly renewed in Bath stone during C20th restoration. Grade II* listed. The date of the photo is uncertain.

GOC Studham 031 Church of St John the Baptist and tombs, Great Gaddesden (8661829891)

Church of St John the Baptist, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire. The six tomb chests here (one on the south side and five on the east side of the chancel, enclosed in the railings) are to the Greene family and are Grade II Listed

River Gade at Great Gaddesden, Broadwater Lake - - 1257651

River Gade at Great Gaddesden: Broadwater Lake. In the absence of any names on any maps, or any obvious history on the internet, I have called this Broadwater Lake after the nearby nursery. Given that water levels in the River Gade in this upstream reach very close to its source can fluctuate quite markedly over short spells of time, this was probably a man-made impoundment, created by the road bridge, to try to maintain some water in the river. The lake is about 180 metres long and about 40 metres wide at its maximum width.


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