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Walk 56: The Great Wood, Northaw

Three trails: 2.75 miles, 1.5 miles, and 0.75 miles


A footbridge along Walk 56 The Great Wood, Northaw
 
The Great Wood at Northaw is one of our favourite midweek walking spots; it gets fairly busy at weekends. There are three, well-signposted trails. And in the middle you will find picnic tables. There are toilets at the car park, and you need to take a £1 for the car park honesty box.

Directions


Map for Walk 56: The Great Wood, Northaw Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors There is an interactive map at the foot of this page
Map for Walk 56: The Great Wood, Northaw
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors

There is an interactive map at the foot of this page
We have not added GPS files for the three routes in The Great Wood because having three routes in one file messes up the download. Just follow the coloured signs and you should be fine. There is a walk map in the car park.

There are three trails in The Great Wood. The yellow trail is 2.75 miles, the blue trail is 1.5 miles, and the red trail is 0.75 miles. All are well signposted. Follow the way markers with the colour bands around the top. Just watch where you step; most dog owners are responsible and clear up after their pets, but, sadly, some don't.

There is a £1 parking fee for the car park. An honesty box (location - https://w3w.co/desks.prone.mass) has been placed in the wall of the green building (see image below).

Photograph of car park and trailhead
There is a £1 parking honesty box in the wall of the green building

All three trails are clearly marked and easy to follow Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
All three trails are clearly marked and easy to follow

Look out for the White Admiral butterfly along the way Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Look out for the White Admiral butterfly along the way


Interactive Map




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