GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Hertfordshire Way

166 miles (267 km)

Explore some of the finest countryside and prettiest towns and villages in this fascinating county. The path is circular, visiting Ashridge Forest, St Albans, Hertford, Codicote, Tring, King's Langley, Cuffley and Bishop's Stortford. There's also some lovely scenery to enjoy with much of the walk taking place with the Chiltern Hills in the background. Places of interest include the beautiful Ashridge Estate near Berkhamsted (video below) and Shaw's Corner - the former residence of playwright Bernard Shaw located at Ayot St Lawrence, near Welwyn. You'll also pass through the pretty Royston Heath where there are fine views over the Cam Valley from Therfield Hill.
The Friends of the Hertfordshire way have split the walk into the following manageable sections, each of about 12 miles in length:

Royston to Wallington 11.1 miles
Wallington to Willian (Letchworth) 11.4 miles
Willian to Codicote 11.8 miles
Codicote to St. Albans 12.6 miles
St. Albans to Markyate 11.0 miles
Markyate to Tring Station 10.9 miles
Tring Station to Kings Langley 15.0 miles
Kings Langley to Shenley 12.8 miles
Shenley to Cuffley 11.5 miles
Cuffley to Hertford 12.6 miles
Hertford to Broxbourne 12.0 miles
Broxbourne to Hertford 12.5 miles
Hertford to Widford 13.6 miles
Widford to Bishop's Stortford 11.1 miles
Bishop's Stortford to Hare Street 11.4 miles
Hare Street to Royston 12.7 miles

The walk is waymarked with a green sign featuring the head of a deer.

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Hertfordshire Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hertfordshire Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Just off the route in Chipperfield you can visit the lovely Two Brewers. A fine example of an 18th Century Inn The Two Brewers in the tranquil and picturesque village of Chipperfield is a traditional pub filled with old world charm.Opposite the pub is a quintessential village green where guests are free to take in a local cricket match or just simply soak up the sun. Indoors on cold days there’s a roaring open fire surrounded by luxurious leather sofas.You can find the pub at postcode WD4 9BS for your sat navs.
In Ayot St Lawrence head to the the delightful Brocket Arms. This noteworthy country inn was built in the 14th century and retains all of its traditional features.It's full of character with low ceilings, oak beams and inglenook fireplaces. It also has an interesting history having originally been the monastic quarters for the Norman church until the Reformation. There's a nice large garden outside to relax in on on warmer days. You can find the pub in the village at postcode AL6 9BT.

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Photos

Southmill Lock, River Stort - geograph.org.uk - 234160

Southmill Lock, River Stort

GOC Bengeo to Woodhall Park 032 St Michael and All Angels church, Waterford (8099540193)

St Michael and All Angels church, Waterford

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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