Gentle walk along the banks of the River Lea Navigation
4 miles (6.4 km)
|The stretch of the Hertfordshire Way between points 8 & 9 below|
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
This walk starts and finishes in Ware. It follows the River Lea (also known as Lee) Navigation tow path west to Hartham Common in Hertford, then loops back along the Hertfordshire Way. If you are interested in bird watching, you might want to take your binoculars because you pass King’s Meads, which, according to the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust is one of the largest water meadows in Hertfordshire, with 265 different species of wildflower and 119 bird species recorded. The return route passes the site of the former Coleman-Theobald Mill.