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Walk 63: Gobions Wood

Woodland paths through a former ornamental garden


(2 miles 3.2 km)


Photograph of Folly Arch taken from Gobions Wood Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Folly Arch taken from Gobions Wood
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

A well-signposted walk through what was once the 18th century pleasure garden belonging to the former Gobions Estate. The site is now a woodland reserve famous for its bluebells, wood anemones, fungi, and birdlife. The reserve is managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, is open all year round, and entry is free of charge. There is free parking in the nearby local authority car park.

Walk 62: The Ayot Loop

Good paths through rolling Hertfordshire countryside

7.5 miles (12km)


Lamer Wood Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The path through Lamer Wood
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

This walk starts and finishes at The Ayot Greenway car park, follows the track of the old railway almost as far as Wheathampstead, circles north and east through Ayot St Lawrence, and loops back via Ayot Place. We did it in early spring when the daffodils were out; impressive display.

Walk 61: Danesbury Park Loop

Parkland and river walk

2.3 miles (3.6 k)


Photograph taken on Walk 61 the Danesbury Park Loop. Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA-4.0


Climbing from Welwyn up to Danesbury Park and back down via Singlers Marsh Nature Reserve on the banks of the River Mimram, one of only 200 chalk bed rivers in the world.

Walk 60: The Sculpture Walk

Ideal for young and older walkers

An easy 1km loop



Photograph of sculptures along Walk 60: The Sculpture Walk


The Sculpture Trail in Broxbourne Woods is ideal for children and those who are finding long walks and lots of ups and downs too much. It's a gentle walk, with lots to see and plenty of benches for rests. Ideal for the young and old of heart.

Walk 59: The Burn's Green Loop

Shaded paths, open views

4.2 miles (6.7 km)


Photograph of footpath, fences and fields along Walk 59: The Burn's Green Loop

An enchanting mix of shaded footpaths and byways, woodland and wide open views across beautiful, undulating Hertfordshire countryside.