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Walk 44: Bramfield Loop

3.7 miles (5.85 km)

Picture of poppies in a field along Walk 44: Bramfield Loop
An undulating walk through farmland and deep woodland with the option of refreshments at a pub at the start, finish. There are some good wide paths for most of the way, and, if you are walking in June or July look out for the poppies between points 3 and 4 in the directions below.


Walk 44: Bramfield Loop Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors There is an interactive map embedded at the end of these directions
Walk 44: Bramfield Loop
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors

There is an interactive map embedded at the end of these directions
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1: Park in the village of Bramfield (location - https://w3w.co/middle.festivity.motion). There are many options along the main road through the village which is called Winding Short. Please check for any parking restrictions. Walk down Bury Lane, which is also Bramfield footpath 7, and head W past The Grandison and then SW for 660m until you reach a gate (location - https://w3w.co/aspect.fleet.woes).

2: Here Bramfield footpath 7 turns left with the hedge on the right and goes round the southern edge of Bramfield Bury Park and then continues heading SW on the left side of Bramfield Park Wood for another 780 until it meets a footpath junction (location - https://w3w.co/bless.sample.toxic).

3: Here you turn right on Bramfield bridleway 3 and head NW, N, and NW again for 1.4km through woodland before climbing the hill through open fields. Once you reach the field the path becomes Tewin bridleway 40 and continues to climb steadily to a road junction with Queen Hoo Lane on the left and Tewin Hill on the right (location - https://w3w.co/scam.ruby.cult).

4: Turn right on Tewin Hill and head NNE for 490m until you reach a T-junction with Winding Short (location - https://w3w.co/yours.foal.bright).

5: Cross the road and head down the track immediately opposite, Bramfield bridleway 1, and head NW through Nicholson's Wood for 460m until you reach a junction in the track (location - https://w3w.co/jolly.crush.tapes).

6: Turn right, still on Bramfield bridleway 1, and head SE for 1.6km, first through Alexander's Wood then bending S through Beanfield Wood and eventually emerging on Winding Short (location - https://w3w.co/sung.canny.chip).

7: Here you can either turn left and walk along the road for 340m to the village, or, if you want to avoid the traffic, look out for a gap in the hedge on your left just before the junction and follows that, walking parallel to the road back to Bramfield Village.

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  1. Really nice walk. As you get to point 4 (before you turn onto Tewin Hill) there is a lovely Tea Room. Perfect for a half way stop, seating inside and out, nice selection of Sandwiches, Hot Sausage Rolls, Drinks, Cakes and other bits to enjoy.

    1. Thanks for that information, Darren. Do you remember the name of the tearoom? I didn't know there was one there.

  2. My husband and I did this walk last Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it - a good variety of paths, walking along fields, skirting the edges of woodland and winding through the woods as well. Bramfield is a great start and finish point, and we discovered The Grandison pub, which has great food and is friendly to walkers. We even met a fellow rambler en route and walked together up to Queen Hoo house. We hope to do this walk again in the late spring, as it was very muddy, and extend it into a figure of eight by connecting with Watton at Stone via the numerous paths and bridleways. This will give us a full day's walking, in a lovely part of the Herts countryside.

  3. Hi Mary,
    Thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed it. And yes, it's a good base for walking, we like that area too. If you want to link it to another walk to Watton at Stone perhaps you could merge it with Walk 43 The Datchworth Loop. https://www.hertfordshirewalker.uk/2018/01/walk-43-datchworth-loop.html


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