GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hertfordshire Chain Walk

39 miles (62 km)

The Hertfordshire Chain Walk is a series of circular walks running through Hertfordshire. This route is a combination of these walks, forming a linear route which runs from Enfield in London, through Hertfordshire to Ashwell & Morden Station in Cambridgeshire.
The walk begins at Crews Hill Station in Enfield and heads towards Welwyn Garden City, passing through Whitewebbs Park, Derry's Wood and Wormley Wood Nature Reserve on the way. Near Welwyn you cross the River Mimram, before passing through Bramfield Woods on your way to Watton at Stone, crossing the River Beane on your way. The final section then takes you through Cottered and Kelshall before finishing at Ashwell & Morden Station.
This walk gives super views of the flat lands of Cambridgshire while also visiting a series of delightful Hertfordshire parks, woods and nature reserves.

Hertfordshire Chain Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hertfordshire Chain Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Rose & Crown in Tewin is a nice village tavern where you can enjoy a pit stop. The oak-beamed pub serves good quality food and has an excellent selection of real ales. You can find them at Upper Green Rd, AL6 0LE. They are also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
In Watton at Stone there's the ancient Bull to investigate. The pub dates back to the 15th century and has an interesting history. It is believed that Catholic priests hiding from Henry VIII's guards during the Dissolution of the Monasteries would take refuge up the chimney of the huge inglenook fireplace that sits at the heart of the building. There's a charming olde worlde interior and a patio/heated terraceoutside. You can find them on the High Street at postcode SG14 3SB. Near the village you can also explore the Woodhall Estate with its Grade I listed 18th century manor and riverside walks along the River Beane.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Hertfordshire Walks, London Walks and Cambridgeshire Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Long distance trail bridleway, Hertfordshire Chain Walk - geograph.org.uk - 534964

Long distance trail bridleway, east of Stevenage.

Tewin, The Hertfordshire Chain Walk - geograph.org.uk - 1562027

Tewin. The Hertfordshire Chain Walk is a long distance footpath that crosses the county from south to north, from the outskirts of London to Cambridgeshire. It is actually a series of consecutive circular walks hence the chain name. This section is looking south from near Queen Hoo Hall towards Bramfield Park Wood. This section of track is called Park Lane, a far cry from its more illustrious cousin in London.

Bull's Green, The Hertfordshire Chain Walk - geograph.org.uk - 1562583

Bull's Green. This section is looking north from near Queen Hoo Hall down an unnamed lane.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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