Heathland, chalk-bed river, wild flowers, and butterflies
2 miles (3.2 km)
|The River Beane on Walk 84: Waterford Heath Loop|
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
This is a short walk through several fascinating geological areas including an old quarry which is now a nature reserve, marshland alongside a rare chalk-bed river, and deep woodland. It has a fair amount of up and down as you loop across heaths, down to the river, and back up through the woods. There is a free car park, well-marked paths, but, unusually for this collection of walks, there are no pubs or refreshment stops along the way, so do take water and a snack if you intend to make a day of it. There is an elevated picnic table three quarters of the way round affording great views.