GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Northaw Great Wood

2 miles (4 km)

Explore 300 acres of woodland and parkland in this popular country park near Hatfield. There's miles of good walking traills to follow around the 121 hectare (300 acre)site. The park consists mainly of ancienthornbeamwoodland, with other trees includingoakandsilver birch. It's a pretty area with glades, streams, springs and lots of interesting plants and flowers. These include Honeysuckle, Bluebell and Foxglove.
There is a car park at the southern edge of the wood, just of The Ridgeway. From here you can pick up trails to take you to Rowbourne Hill, Justice Hill and over Grimes Brook. The walk is generally fairly flat but there are some moderate climbs.
The Hertfordshire Way runs through nearby Cuffley so this is a good option if you would like to extend your walk. You could also follow the Hertfordshire Chain Walk to the nearby Broxbourne Woods. These extensive woods have miles of cycling and walking trails and a delightful 1km sculpture trail with several beautifully carved wooden pieces. If you follow the trail south east towards Enfield you can visit Whitewebbs Park which has woodland trails, ponds and the Cuffley Brook.

Northaw Great Wood Postcode

EN6 4BD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Photos

Row of Hornbeams, Justice Hill, Northaw Great Wood - geograph.org.uk - 371191

Row of Hornbeams, Justice Hill, Northaw Great Wood

Pond, Northaw Great Wood - geograph.org.uk - 448401

Pond, Northaw Great Wood

Cuffley Brook and wall, Northaw Great Wood - geograph.org.uk - 448415

Cuffley Brook and wall, Northaw Great Wood Cuffley Brook, flowing through Northaw Great Wood. The moss-covered bank on the far bank is the site of an old boundary wall between Northaw and Hatfield Parishes.

Pond, Northaw Great Wood - geograph.org.uk - 448401

Pond, Northaw Great Wood This pond, probably fed by a spring, is the source of Rowbourne Brook, which flows into Cuffley Brook

Concrete Anti Tank Blocks at Great Wood, near Northaw Hertfordshire. - geograph.org.uk - 91132

Concrete Anti Tank Blocks at Great Wood, near Northaw Hertfordshire. Built in 1940-41 to help block vehicle traffic during a threatened German Invasion in 1940.

Ride on the 'Blue Route', Northaw Great Wood - geograph.org.uk - 448408

Mountain bike ride on the 'Blue Route', Northaw Great Wood After several days' rain, the path doubles as a brook.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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