Shaded paths, open views
4.2 miles (6.7 km)
An enchanting mix of shaded footpaths and byways, woodland and wide open views across beautiful, undulating Hertfordshire countryside.
- Park in Burn's Green just south of Benington. We found a spot down a cul-de-sac called Goodey Meade at the side of Ernest Doe & Sons on Whempstead Road.
- Head east down a road called Burn's Green, which is to the left of The Lordship Arms as you look at the pub.
- Continue heading east as the road becomes a byway, and then, eventually, becomes a narrow footpath. Follow the path as it weaves south-east, ignoring a footpath going off to your left.
- Cross over High Elms Lane and continue heading south-east on the footpath opposite.
- Keep left at a footpath junction and head south-west.
- Follow the path through Gregory's Farm (the views behind you just before you reach the farm are spectacular)
- At the end of the farm lane, where it weaves right, you turn left down a path to the right of a barn and continue walking north-west alongside Loefield Grove.
- Soon after passing Loefield Grove the path splits, take the left hand fork and continue heading north-west.
- When you reach Whemstead Road turn right for a short distance and look out for a path to your left (not signposted) that heads through Comb's Wood and Customs Wood. There are two paths heading into the woods, take the right hand one.
- At the end of the woods head north climbing the hill.
- When you reach the woodland take a left turn down a shaded path and continue heading north north-east downhill, go through a gate, follow the path across the field, cross a wooden bridge and continue crossing the field.
- After climbing the hill to a gate, turn left and follow the path (ignoring another path to your right) and continue back to Burn's Green. As well as The Lordship Arms in Benington you could also visit The Bell.