GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Potters Bar Walks

4 miles (7 km)

This Hertfordshire based town is located close to Hatfield. The town is surrounded by nice countryside and several pockets of woodland including Great Northaw Wood to the north east. There's also some nice riverside trails along the nearby Lea River and Colne River.
This circular walk from the town takes you across the golf course and around theRoyal Veterinary College. There's nice countryside views, woodland trails and some waterside paths along the Potters Brook to enjoy.

Potters Bar OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Potters Bar Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Potters Bar

  • Hatfield Park - Explore the extensive grounds of Hatfield House on this lovely walk in Hertfordshire
  • Lea Valley Walk - A super walk with a series of delightful waterside sections along the River Lea
  • Northaw Great Wood - Explore 300 acres of woodland and parkland in this popular country park near Hatfield
  • Broxbourne Woods - Follow the Broxbourne Woods Nature Trail on this splendid walk in Hertfordshire
  • Hertfordshire Chain Walk - The Hertfordshire Chain Walk is a series of circular walks running through Hertfordshire
  • Hertfordshire Way - Explore some of the finest countryside and prettiest towns and villages in this fascinating county
  • Whitewebbs Park - This pretty country park in Enfield has some nice footpaths to follow around the parkland and woodland


The Old Manor is a good choice for some refreshments after your walk. The rustic old barn has a charming interior and an outdoor area for warmer days. You can find the pub at Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane with a postcode of EN6 2JD for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The area makes for a nice dog walk with the nearby Northaw Great Wood particularly popular with dog walkers. The Old Manor mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north east from the town and you could visit Northaw Great Wood. The expansive country park has miles of woodland trails to explore.
To the north is Hatfield where you can pick up the Lea Valley Walk and enjoy a waterside walk along the River Lea. There's also the circular Hatfield Park Walk which takes you around the grounds of Hatfield House.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hertfordshire Walks page.


High Street, Potters Bar - - 1744120

High Street, Potters Bar

Path in Furzefield Wood - - 1417883

Path in Furzefield Wood

Mimmshall Brook, Hawkshead Lane bridge - - 1037603

Mimmshall Brook, Hawkshead Lane bridge

Last Summer's Crop - - 141032

Last Summer's Crop. View northeast across farmland from a footpath beside the GNER mainline. In the foreground are the cut stalks from the previous year's maize crop. The masts in the distance are at Brookmans Park radio transmitter.

The Old Manor pub, formerly Wyllyott's Manor, Potters Bar - - 130860

The Old Manor pub, formerly Wyllyott's Manor; Potters Bar. Another view of this former Manor House now a pub. Alternative spelling: Wylliott's.

Potters Bar Totem - - 649

Potters Bar Totem. A carved tree in Parkfield.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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