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Walk 46: Tewin North Loop

4.3 miles (6.9 km) with 48m total ascent

Photograph of footpath through the fields on Walk 46: Tewin North Loop
An undulating circular walk around the village of Tewin crossing open fields, climbing some hills, following footpaths alongside woodland, and ending in a pub beer garden. This walk includes the option of visiting another pub at the halfway point.


Map for Walk 46: Tewin North Loop Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors There is an interactive map below the directions
Map for Walk 46: Tewin North Loop
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors

There is an interactive map below the directions
Those with GPS devices can download GPX or KML files for this walk. We've added What3Words location references for those who use that system. If you print these walks you might want to use the green PrintFriendly icon at the bottom of these directions to delete elements such as photographs.

Parking: If you are intending to buy refreshments at the Plume of Feathers in Tewin, you will be able to park in the pub's car park if you pop in and let the staff know that you are parking there and will be stopping for a drink after the walk.

1: Your path leaves from the pub car park (location - https://w3w.co/state.part.rail) heading to the left of the pub and turning right before reaching a field at a stile. You will see the beer garden on your right. This is where you will return. Follow the footpath, Tewin footpath 32, N for 240m to a footpath junction (location - https://w3w.co/hatch.wakes.event).

2: Ignore the path going off to your left and continue heading N for 900m until you meet a private road with a house on your right.

3: Turn slightly right and head NE for 15m. Follow the path to the left boundary of the house (location - https://w3w.co/armed.settle.fully), climb some wooden steps and turn left at the top, still on Tewin footpath 32, and then head NW, NE, and NW for 550m until you reach Burnham Green Road (location - https://w3w.co/closed.holly.cute).

4: Here you turn right and head NE for 80m looking out for a footpath on the left (location - https://w3w.co/cats.twin.tilt). Follow this footpath, Datchworth footpath 22, NW for 360m until you reach Coltsfoot Lane (location - https://w3w.co/poems.cones.tight).

5: Turn left and head W along Coltsfoot Lane for 270m until you pass Coltsfoot Retreat. Look out for a path on your left, Datchworth footpath 17 (location - https://w3w.co/safe.trick.shall).

6: Take this footpath and head SW for 780m over open fields with great views and continue until you reach White Horse Lane (location - https://w3w.co/scenes.input.broken).

7: Turn left on White Horse Lane and head S for 190m into Burnham Green. You pass The White Horse on your right, which has a nice beer garden. At the junction continue SSE along Orchard Road for 200m looking out for a footpath on your right (location - https://w3w.co/unions.wing.bounty).

8: Take this path and then take the right-hand fork (location - https://w3w.co/fees.latest.ocean) and head SW for 750m until you reach a footpath junction (location - https://w3w.co/foam.knee.logic).

9: Turn left on Welwyn footpath 34 and head SW for 300m to Pennyfathers Lane (location - https://w3w.co/puzzle.bars.mild).

10: Turn left and head SE on Welwyn bridleway 36 for 500m to a crossing in the tracks (location - https://w3w.co/jars.jazzy.bless).

11: Continue heading SE, now on Tewin bridleway 6 for 780m down the hill and up again through Dawley Wood, emerging at the other side. Continue on Tewin bridleway 6 over open fields and downhill to another crossing in the track (location - https://w3w.co/vanish.when.manliness).

12: Turn left here on Tewin BOAT 1 (byway open to all traffic) and head NE for 440m. When you reach a T-junction in the track (location - https://w3w.co/deck.first.album) turn left and head N with the cricket pitch on your right. Soon after the cricket pitch there is a path along its NW edge (location - https://w3w.co/jams.always.paints). Take this path.

13: You will emerge on Upper Green Road (location - https://w3w.co/shield.hoot.wasp). Turn right and head SE for 110m until you reach a footpath on the left (location - https://w3w.co/cages.rests.latter).

14: Take this path, Tewin footpath 31, and follow it for 210m NE, SE, and then S back to the pub and into the beer garden or car park.

Interactive map


  1. Did this walk today. A little confused at the start. I've done several walks on this site and they've all had pictures and been very straight forward. This one was a little more challenging but the interactive map helped. Really enjoyed seeing the alpacas and a beautiful Highland cow. Happy to share some pictures of points along the route to help others.

    1. Hi Suz, yes, when we did the earlier walks we didn't take many pictures. When we revisit the walks we take new images and then edit the walks. If you have any pictures that you think would help clarify various point please do share them. Please use our contact form to get in touch. And thanks

  2. Not done this walk since lock down . Perfect on a hot day like today with equal amounts of shade and open space with great views . Plus a great pint of Abbots at The Plume of Feathers . Once again. Thank You. Ian R.

    1. Hi Ian, so glad you enjoyed it, and your pint at the end. Thanks for the update. David


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