Welcome to Hertfordshire Walker

A growing collection of free walks suitable for all ages, from an hour-long potter to half-day hikes. We have walking tips for those new to rambling and a comment box beneath every walk for your feedback - you may need to disable any ad blocker to add comments.

About

We hope you enjoy our walks


Picture of Ellie and Dave Brewer recovering from one of the walks in The Woodman Wildhill beer garden - July 2011

About this site


We now have more than 80 walks on this site, all feature local pubs. They've been written, mapped out, walked several times, and uploaded to this website by Dave and Ellie Brewer (pictured above enjoying a mid-walk drink at The Woodman, Wildhill).

The first few in the collection are about three to four miles long and fairly easy. Allow two hours for most. Some of the later additions, from walk 16 onwards, are longer. The North Mymms Way, which is walk 22, is a half-day walk of about 12 miles which will take more than four hours.

You will notice that many of the walks have the word 'loop' in the title. That means they have the same start and finish points. We also have a collection of linear walks where the distance between the start and finish points can be covered by public transport.

All the walks are fairly easy if you are able to cross step stiles, negotiate gates, traverse the occasional muddy path, and manage small hills. Boots and wet weather gear, a bottle of water, a snack, and the correct map for the area are recommended. As are long trousers or a stick if you are walking during the spring and summer when nettles and thistles may encroach on the paths.

If you are crossing any fields with livestock in, please keep dogs on a lead.

You will notice that there is a blue marker on all maps. This is the start and finish point. You will also notice yellow or green markers, these are the places where you can get refreshments, usually local pubs. The numbers on the maps relate to the numbers in the directions below each map.

Take a map with you


The Ordnance Survey Landranger 166 map for Luton & Hertfordshire covers much of this area, but you might also want to buy the more detailed Ordnance Survey Explorer series 182 for St Albans & Hatfield and the neighbouring Explorer 174 which covers Epping Forest and Lee Valley, and 194 which covers Hertford and Bishop's Stortford.

These walks work really well on smartphones, so do try them if you have such a mobile device. And for those with smartphones you might want to consider the Ordnance Survey app. We subscribe for £20 a year and have access to every map in the country. Good value if you are walking in several areas.

This site can take no responsibility for paths that have been fenced off or closed since this series of walks was published. Some signs, stiles, and gates might also have been damaged or hidden since these walks went live.

Feedback is always welcome


If you have any comments, please add them to the foot of the walk you want to discuss. All comments will be pre-moderated before they are published, so don't worry if what you write doesn't appear immediately. If you want to contact us directly, there is a contact form to the right of every page.

If you are thinking of popping in to one of the pubs along the way, please check the opening hours before setting off to make sure you are not left disappointed.

Copyright


The words and images on all these walks are released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0, which means that you are free to reproduce, copy and share the content for non-commerical purposes as long as you give full attribution to the author and link to the original content. You can read more about our copyright policy here.

Adverts


This site is free to use. We have a few adverts running on the site to help cover the domain registration costs. We hope they don't get in the way.

Say hello


And if you spot us on one of the walks, or, perhaps, in a beer garden, stop and say hi; it's always nice to hear from people who have enjoyed the walks.

Dave and Ellie Brewer - January 2018