Walk 74: North Mymms NE Loop

Parkland, woodland, footpaths, fields and views

3.5 mi (5.7 km)


Photograph of The path from St Mary's Church across the North Mymms Park to Tollgate Road Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The path from St Mary's Church across North Mymms Park to Tollgate Road
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

A circular walk from St Mary's Church, North Mymms through North Mymms Park and over to Welham Green via the old Dellsome Lane. Then dropping south over the fields to Water End and back to North Mymms parish church.

Map for Walk 74: North Mymms NE Loop Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors Note: There is a larger, more detailed map embedded at the end of these directions
Map for Walk 74: North Mymms NE Loop
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors
Note: There is a larger, more detailed map embedded at the end of these directions

Directions


Park near St Mary's Church North Mymms or on St Mary's Church Road.

1: Walk through the churchyard and past the left side of the church then turn slightly to the right looking out for a path on the left leading north-west down to two gates. Take this path and continue heading north-west. The path crosses the drive into North Mymms Park and enters another field. Cross this field still heading north-west until you reach a wooden footbridge over the River Colne.

Photograph of the footpath. Take the wooden footbridge over the River Colne Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Take the wooden footbridge over the River Colne
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Continue heading north-west through attractive parkland until you reach Tollgate Road.

Photograph of footpath. Follow the way markers as you walk north-east through North Mymms Park Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Follow the way markers as you walk north-west through North Mymms Park
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

2: Cross Tollgate Road and go through the bachelor gate on the other side.

Cross Tollgate Road and enter the field by the gate, then turn left and head north-west
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Here you turn sharp left and walk north-west along a permissive path that follows Tollgate Road until it reaches a footpath heading north-east. Take this path and continue through the fields walking to the left of the line of trees that mark the route.

A line of trees and markers indicate the route north-east across the fields
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

3: When you reach the A1(M), turn left for a short distance until you reach some wooden steps leading up to a bridge over the A1(M). Cross the bridge and turn left on the other side heading north. After a few minutes you will see a footpath on your right cutting across the crops (marked in orange on the map above). This route can be difficult if the crops are high and it's been raining. If that is the case, continue heading north until you reach a gate leading to Dellsome Lane.

4: Turn right on Dellsome Lane and follow it round to your right and head east and south-east until you reach Welham Green.


Photograph of the footpath. Follow Dellsome Lane south and south-east to Welham Green Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Follow Dellsome Lane south and south-east to Welham Green
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

(If you do take the orange shortcut be sure to keep straight when you reach the woodland and don't take the first path on the right. That path leads into Bush Wood. Your route after leaving the field is to continue east for a short distance. The path will dip down and then climb up to reach Dellsome Lane where you turn right.)

5: Continue down Dellsome Lane until you reach Knolles Crescent on your right. Walk round the crescent until you reach Dixons Hill Road where you turn right and head south-west.

6: When you reach Dixons Hill Close, turn right and follow the road round to the left looking out for a footpath on your left. Take this path to Dixons Hill Road.

7: When you reach Dixons Hill Road you will see another footpath almost immediately opposite (slightly to your right). This footpath crosses the fields and heads south-east and then south towards Water End.

Photograph of The footpath from Dixons Hill Road that heads south-east and then south to Water End Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The footpath from Dixons Hill Road that heads south-east and then south towards Water End
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

8: When you have crossed the fields you will reach a footpath crossing. Here you turn right and follow the path west with the hedgerow on your left and the field on your right until you reach the cycle track running along the east side of Swanland Road. Here you turn left.

9: When you reach the top of Warrengate Road, look out for the bridleway sign on the opposite side of Swanland Road. This path leads to the footbridge over the A1(M). Take this path, which heads north then west over the bridge.

10: At the other side of the bridge take the footpath on your left. Go through a wooden gate, and then turn diagonally to your right walking east back to St Mary's Church, North Mymms.



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