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Walk 56: The Great Wood, Northaw

Shady well-defined paths and a river walk

2.8 miles (4.5 km)


Picture of a clearing in the trees at Walk 56: The Great Wood, Northaw. image by Yusaini Usulludin released under Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0

The Great Wood at Northaw is one of our favourite walking spots. There are three, well-signposted trails. And in the middle you will find picnic tables. There are toilets at the car park, and you need to take a £1 coin for the car park honesty box.





Map for Walk 56: The Great Wood, Northaw

Directions

This is the longest of three circular routes in The Great Wood, Northaw. The other two are the blue and red routes - all three are well signposted. The yellow route takes you on the widest sweep of the woods along permitted paths. You can do it clockwise or anti-clockwise - either way it's downhill to start until you reach Cuffley Brook and start climbing back up again. Quite a good workout that should take a fit walker less than an hour.

The image above is courtesy of Yusaini Usulludin and released under Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0.

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