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Walk 35: Letty Green Loop

3 miles (4.8 km) with 65 ft of ascent


The Cole Green Way
The Cole Green Way
A short circular walk which starts along Cole Green Way, which is the route of the former Hertford to Luton and Dunstable branch line via Welwyn Junction. The walk starts and finishes at what was Cole Green Station and goes through woodland, along lanes and back following the route of the track to the car park. There is a pub, The Cowper Arms, close to the start/finish point.

Directions


Walk 35: Letty Green Loop
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Cole Green station platform at the start of the walk
Cole Green station platform at the start of the walk
1: Standing on the platform at the former Cole Green station (location - https://w3w.co/dots.chemistry.breath) and facing what was the track, turn right then head W for 880m along the route of the old railway until you reach a path on the left (location - https://w3w.co/drain.harsh.woof), see image below.

Turn left on the path then head SW
Turn left on the path then head SW
2: Turn left on the path, which, when we revisited this walk in May 2022, was becoming overgrown with nettles, then head SW for 170m to a junction with Hertingfordbury BOAT 22 (byway open to all traffic), also known as Deadfield Lane (location - https://w3w.co/reef.anyone.hotels).

The path between points 2 & 3 becoming overgrown with nettles
Note: If this path is overgrown with nettles there is a detour, see map below. The detour is in orange.

Detour in orange if path between 2 & 3 is overgrown
Detour in orange if path between 2 & 3 is overgrown
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Follow Deadfield Lane, Hertingfordbury BOAT 22, ESE then ENE
Follow Deadfield Lane, Hertingfordbury BOAT 22, ESE then ENE
3: Turn left on Deadfield Lane, Hertingfordbury BOAT 22, then follow it heading ESE then ENE for 850m until you reach Letty Green (location - https://w3w.co/lined.chose.nights).

4: Turn right on Letty Green then head SSW for 110m until you reach a byway on the left (location - https://w3w.co/occurs.tame.secret).

Hertingfordbury restricted byway 20
5: Take this byway, Hertingfordbury restricted byway 20, then head E for 250m until you reach Woolmers Lane (location - https://w3w.co/drip.hungry.faster).

6: Turn right on Woolmers Lane then follow it SE for 50m where the lane bend left (location - https://w3w.co/mount.during.loser) at which point the lane is called Pipers End and continues heading ESE for 350m passing Chapel Lane on the left (location - https://w3w.co/shunts.memory.bucks).  Continue heading along this lane first ESE then ENE and NE for 1.1km. This lane becomes East End Green then Staines Green before it finally reaches the track of the old railway, The Cole Green Way (location - https://w3w.co/broken.deck.glory).

Turn left and follow the Cole Green Way
Turn left and follow the Cole Green Way
7: Turn left when you reach the Cole Green Way then head W for 1.25km back to the starting point.

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3 comments:

  1. Did this walk again today and discovered it's quite a good one to do if you're trying to avoid mud in the winter. There are some good surfaced paths and no boggy fields to cross and we didnt really come across any really thick wellington boot type of mud:)

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    1. Brilliant, thanks for the tip. My wife did six miles in wellies today and she felt it. We tested and walked what was going to be Walk 168. It was great apart from having to cross a busy main road. Then we applied our "would you recommend this to someone with kids and a dog" and the answer was no. So, despite it going past five pubs, one we have tried twice and really like, we are not going to add it.
      David

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  2. That's a shame but at least both of you enjoyed it!

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