GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sarratt Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This picture postcard village sits in a delightful spot in the Chess Valley in Hertfordshire. It's a popular place for a walk with a pretty village green, quaint old cottages, a pond and waterside trails along the scenic river at the bottom of the settlement.
This circular walk from the village visits the River Chess and Chenies Manor. The walk starts in the village and heads south west along country lanes to Sarratt Bottom by the river. Here you can pick up the Chess Valley Walk and follow the waymarked trail west towards Chenies. There's another pretty village here and a historic Tudor House. The photogenic building is Grade I listed and surrounded by award-winning gardens. Original 13th Century features including a Medieval well, a dungeon and a reputed priest hole. You can tour the house and garden for a fee, from April to October.
The route then heads east past Mount Wood to Nicholas Spring and Sarrat Mill House on the river. Here you cross over the water to Church End before following a country lane back into the village.

Sarratt Postcode

WD3 6AS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Sarratt OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sarratt Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Sarratt Pubs/Cafes

The Cricketers is in a lovely spot on the village green. They do a fine Sunday lunch and have a nice garden area to sit out in on warmer days. You can find them at postcode WD3 6AS for your sat navs.

Sarratt Dog Walking

The river and country trails make for a fine walk with your dog. The Cricketers mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles south of the village you can explore Rickmansworth and enjoy an easy stroll along the Grand Union Canal Walk.
The Chorleywood Walk also passes through the area. This explores the 200 acre Chorleywood Common and the 200 year old Chorleywood House.
To the south east you can pick up the Croxley Green Boundary Walk. This waymarked circular walk explores the area around the worthy village, visiting the canal and the River Gade on the way.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Chilterns Walks and the Hertfordshire Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Sarratt, The Green - geograph.org.uk - 109308

The Green. Viewed looking westwards towards the former Cricketers Public House which is now a Blubeckers Eating House

Sarratt, The Cricketers Pond - geograph.org.uk - 731475

Sarratt: The Cricketers Pond. So-named because of the nearby public house, the pond has recently been restored. In the late 19th and early 20th century the landlord of The Cricketers was also the village wheelwright and used the pond to shrink hot iron onto wooden cartwheels.

Sarratt Bottom - geograph.org.uk - 66327

Sarratt Bottom. The houses at the bottom end of Moor Lane viewed looking eastwards from Holloway Lane and the valley of the River Chess. Holloway Lane is on the Chess Valley Walk.

Sarratt, Almshouses, Church End - geograph.org.uk - 79129

Almshouses, Church End. Opposite the church in Church Lane and built in 1821 by a local benefactor.

River Chess, near Sarratt Bottom - geograph.org.uk - 67260

River Chess, near Sarratt Bottom. Viewed looking upstream and northwards, the river here appears to be in an artificial cut, as it does not flow in the lowest part of the valley, which is to the left of the photo.

Sarratt Village - geograph.org.uk - 23618

Village scene. This picture confirms that the village has houses and a shop as well as the green. The Post Office Store & Off Licence can be seen in the film "Murder Most Foul" (1964). The church was also used in the filming of Four Weddings and a Funeral. In some of the early novels of John le Carré, Sarratt is the fictional location of an agent training school and interrogation centre for the British foreign intelligence service called the nursery.

Chenies - geograph.org.uk - 139218

Chenies. Viewed looking westwards across the village green. The village pump is visible to the left of the old style road sign, and the house in the distance has a plaque indicating that it was built in 1857.

Mount Wood, Chenies - geograph.org.uk - 66970

Mount Wood, Chenies. View looking southwards along the footpath in Mount Wood running parallel to the River Chess.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Sarratt.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Sarratt.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)