Hilly, with pine woods, and a remote valley
4.20 miles (6.8 km)
|The footpath through Mymmshall Wood - August 2018|
Image by Hertfordshire Walker, released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
This is a gentle walk that starts and finishes at St Mary's Church, North Mymms, heads south climbing up through Cangsley Grove, crosses a quiet valley at Potwells, continues up through pine woodland in Redwell and Mymmshall Wood, then sweeps back passing an old well and windpump that once served the nearby farms and houses. There is a five minute stretch alongside the A1 (M), and then the path crosses a field where (sometimes) there is a bull warning (we have never encountered a bull in 20+ years). If there is a bull in the field you can always take the alternative lane route marked in red on the map below.