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Walk 59: The Burn's Green Loop

Shaded paths, open views

4.2 miles (6.7 km)

Photograph of footpath, fences and fields along Walk 59: The Burn's Green Loop

A mix of shaded footpaths and byways, woodland and wide-open views across beautiful, undulating Hertfordshire countryside around Burn's Green to the east of Stevenage.


Map for Walk 59: The Burn's Green 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 59: The Burn's Green Loop
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors
There is an interactive map at the end of these directions
Those with GPS devices can download GPX or KML files for this walk

1: Park in Burn’s Green just south of Benington. Head SW down a road called Burn’s Green, which is to the left of The Lordship Arms as you look at the pub. Continue for 180m to the point where the road becomes Benington restricted byway 39.

2: Follow the byway as it weaves SW, ignoring a footpath going off to your left.

3: After 1km you reach High Elms Lane. Cross the lane and continue heading SW along Benington bridleway 37.

4: After 110m keep left at a junction and head SE on Watton-At-Stone bridleway 5.

5: After 500m you reach Gregory's Farm (the views behind you just before you reach the farm are spectacular). Follow the bridleway through the farm.

6: At the end of the farm lane, where it weaves right, you turn left down a bridleway, Watton-At-Stone bridleway 2, to the right of a barn and continue walking E, then NE alongside Loefield Grove.

7: After 600m and after passing Loefield Grove the path splits, take the left hand fork, Watton-At-Stone footpath 1, and continue heading NE.

8: When you reach Whemstead Road turn right for 50m and look out for Watton-At-Stone footpath 3 on your left (not signposted) which heads through Comb’s Wood and Customs Wood. There are two paths heading into the woods, take the right-hand one.

9: At the end of the woods take the footpath on the right, Little Munden footpath 12, and follow it as it heads E, NE, and then E again through Banfield Wood, eventually reaching a bridleway just beyond Munden Parva.

10: Turn left on Little Munden bridleway 7, and head NW past Graves Wood on your right. Continue for 1.2km until you reach a bridleway junction.

11: Turn left here on Benington bridleway 25 and continue heading SW back to Burn’s Green. As well as The Lordship Arms in Benington you could also visit The Bell.

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