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Walk 18: Tylers Causeway Loop

High open walking with great views

6 miles (9.5 km)


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A circular route with open views along the track on the east side of Kentish Lane. The walk starts and finishes at The Woodman, Wildhill. Some quiet lane walking.

Directions


Map for Walk 18: Tylers Causeway 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 18: Tylers Causeway 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

1: Take the footpath south of the beer garden, Hatfield footpath 85, on the E side of the car park. Walk uphill and diagonally SE across the field and go through a gate in the hedgerow. Head SSE until you reach another gate at the edge of woodland. With the woodland on your left, head SE until the path crosses a field and goes through a gap in the hedgerow to the B158. (540m)

2: Cross the road and turn left, walking NE along the east side of the B158 towards the right-hand bend in the road at the point where Wild Hill goes off to the left. (315m)

3: Turn right along a footpath, Essendon footpath 19, which follows a private road heading SE. After 140m the footpath veers left to reach a wooden footbridge and a gate. Go through the gate and head NE along Essendon footpath 20 with the woods on your right until you reach Hornbeam Lane. (415m)

4: Turn right on Hornbeam Lane and head SW on Essendon bridleway 18 and continue past stables on your left following the lane as it becomes a track. (1.3km) 5: When you reach Cucumber Lane, turn right and continue until you meet Tyler's Causeway. (460m)

6: Turn left and walk E for 65m looking out for a path on the right. Take the path, Hatfield restricted byway 88, and head S fore 380m until you reach a path on the right. This is Hatfield bridleway 87.

7: Take the bridleway and head W. After 1.3km you reach a farm. Continue through the farmyard and continue W along Hatfield bridleway 87 (now a paved lane) for 1km to the B158.

8: Cross the B158 and head W along Grubbs Lane walking on the footpath on the south side of the lane. (220m)

9: After 200m take the footpath on your left, Hatfield footpath 86, that heads S, crossing a footbridge and down the side of the transmitting station, and on to the A1000, the Great North Road. (1.1km))

10: Cross the A1000 and walk N for 100m until you reach Bell Lane on your left.

11: Turn left and head SE then NE for 780m until you reach the crossroads opposite the petrol station.

12: Cross the A1000 and take the footpath on the corner of the junction with Woodside Lane. This is North Mymms footpath 66 which crosses a field and heads NE towards a copse. Continue heading NE, now on on Hatfield footpath 83, across a field, a footbridge, and another field for 640m before reaching Grubbs Lane.

13: Turn left on Grubbs Lane and take the footpath on your right, Hatfield footpath 84, for 740m as it heads NE to the brow of a hill before dropping down towards Wildhill.

14: At the end of the field go through the gap in the hedgerow to your right, then follow the path round to your left for 200m keeping the field on your right until you reach a gate on the left.

15: Go through the gate, cross a footbridge, then follow the path NE for 280m as it passes through another gate, across another footbridge, and a final gate before emerging at The Woodman.



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