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Walk 196: South Mimms North Loop

2.8 miles (4.5 km) with 236 ft of ascent


North Mymms restricted byway 3 between points 2 & 3
North Mymms restricted byway 3 between points 2 & 3
This short walk starts at The Black Horse in South Mimms then heads through the beautiful Mymmshall Wood and Hawkshead Wood before looping back across fields offering wide open views across south Hertfordshire. There is 630m of lane walking at the start, but it's a quiet lane and we didn't encounter any traffic. You will cross one field where horses were grazing when we tested the walk, but they didn't bother us. You will be aware of noise from the M25 and the A1(M) at certain points. The starting point is 2.3 miles W from Potters Bar station by road.

Walk 195: Walkern N Loop

5.5 miles (8.9 km) with 295 ft of ascent


Stile and gate between points 4 & 5
Stile and gate between points 4 & 5
This walk offers wide open views across the rolling countryside north of Walkern. The route crosses some livestock fields and, at one point, a field of horse jumps. It also crosses a number of arable fields. The starting point is 4.5 miles ENE from Stevenage station by road.

Walk 194: Bayford N Loop

6.4 miles (10.3 km) with 360 ft of ascent


Crossing the River Lea at point 17 in the walk
Crossing the River Lea at point 17 in the walk
This walk from Bayford heads NW to the outskirts of Hertford then returns SW across the River Lea valley. It starts at the Baker Arms in Bayford with the option of two short detours along the way to visit The Black Horse in Hertford or The White Horse in Hertingfordbury. Please check pub opening hours to avoid disappointment. The start of the walk is 4 miles SSW from Hertford North station by road.

Walk 193: Lemsford West Loop

3.9 miles (6.3 km) with 275 ft of ascent


The permissive bridleway between points 7 & 8
The permissive bridleway between points 7 & 8
This walk includes sections of two walks in our collection. The route starts and finishes in the village of Lemsford and passes close to three pubs. The walk crosses a golf course so please take care when walking over the fairways. The starting point for this walk is 1.8 miles WSW from Welwyn Garden City station by road.

Hertfordshire Walker survey responses summer 2022

Ellie and Dave Brewer - the Hertfordshire Walker team
Ellie and Dave Brewer - the Hertfordshire Walker team
A big thanks to everyone who responded to our recent Hertfordshire Walker survey. The feedback has been extremely helpful. The survey is now closed for this year. Below is what it revealed.

Hertfordshire Walker survey

Footpath on Walk 1: The North Mymms Loop
Footpath on Walk 1: The North Mymms Loop
A year ago we published a short survey to try to find out how people use Hertfordshire Walker. A lot of the suggestions made by those who responded have since been included as features on the site. Thanks to all those who took part.

Now we have a put together a second survey designed to try to find out how some of those changes have been received. It should take no more than five minutes to complete.

Walk 192: Burnham Green W Loop

3.5 miles (5.7 km) with 140 ft of ascent


Datchworth footpath 16 at the start of the walk
Datchworth footpath 16 at the start of the walk
This walk offers a great mix of wide open views, at the beginning and towards the end, as well as shaded sections through woodland. It starts at The White Horse in Burnham Green then cuts through Harmer Green Wood before looping back via Harmer Green. The starting point is 1.4 miles NE from Welwyn North station by road.

Walk 191: Kimpton NW Loop

5.4 miles (8.6 km) with 354 ft of ascent


The path between points 9 & 10
The path between points 9 & 10
This walk offers wonderful views across the rolling hills north and west of Kimpton. It includes some paths that feature in other walks in our collection, so regular uses of Hertfordshire Walker might recognise some of the sections from having walked other loops. The walk starts and finishes at The Boot, but can be adjusted if you want to start and finish at the village car park. There is a cafe attached to the village shop which you pass at the end of the walk. The starting point is 4.4 miles NE from Harpenden station by road. 

Walk 190: Whitwell North Loop

2.75 miles (4.4 km) with 272 ft of ascent


The River Mimram, crossed twice during the walk
The River Mimram, crossed twice during the walk
This short walk explores the countryside north of Whitwell, crossing the River Mimram twice and visiting the hamlet of St Paul's Walden where you can stop for refreshments at The Strathmore Arms. There is also a pub, The Bull Inn, and Emily's Tea Shop in Whitwell village. This walk has been created in response to a number of followers of Hertfordshire Walker who asked for shorter routes. The starting point is 7.4 miles E from Luton station by road.

Walk 189: Datchworth Short Loop

2.3 miles (3.7 km) with 40 ft of ascent


The view between points 4 & 5
The view between points 4 & 5
This a short loop from Datchworth Green which we have created in response to a number of followers of Hertfordshire Walker who asked for shorter routes. A few of the rights of way used in this walk also feature in some of our longer routes but walked in reverse, so the views will be different. This walk involves a stretch along a country lane, but it is quiet and there are opportunities to step aside in the case of traffic. The walk starts and finishes at The Plough in Datchworth Green opposite The Tilbury. There is also a popular cafe in the village, Datchworth Coffee. The route passes The Horns in Bulls Green at the halfway point. The starting point is 2.8 miles NE from Welwyn North station by road. 

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