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Walk 74: North Mymms NE Loop

Parkland, woodland, footpaths, fields and views

3.5 mi (5.7 km)


Photograph of The path from St Mary's Church across the North Mymms Park to Tollgate Road Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The path from St Mary's Church across North Mymms Park to Tollgate Road
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

A circular walk from St Mary's Church, North Mymms through North Mymms Park and over to Welham Green via the old Dellsome Lane. Then dropping south over the fields to Water End and back to North Mymms parish church.

Directions


Map for Walk 74: North Mymms NE Loop Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors See the interactive map below the directions for KML and GPX details
Map for Walk 74: North Mymms NE Loop
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors
See the interactive map below the directions for KML and GPX details
Park near St Mary's Church North Mymms or on St Mary's Church Road, grid reference TL 22224 04476.

1: Walk through the churchyard and past the left side of the church then turn slightly to the right looking out for a path on the left leading NW down to two gates. Take this path, North Mymms footpath 29 and continue heading NW. The path crosses the drive into North Mymms Park and enters another field. Cross this field still heading NW until you reach a  footbridge over the River Colne.

Photograph of the footpath. Take the wooden footbridge over the River Colne Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Take the wooden footbridge over the River Colne
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Continue heading NNW, still on North Mymms footpath 29, through attractive parkland until you reach Tollgate Road.

Photograph of footpath. Follow the way markers as you walk north-east through North Mymms Park Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Follow the way markers as you walk NW through North Mymms Park
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

2: Cross Tollgate Road and go through the gate on the other side.

Cross Tollgate Road and enter the field by the gate, then turn left and head north-west
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Here you turn left and walk NW for 200m along a permissive path that follows Tollgate Road until it reaches a footpath heading NE. Take this path, North Mymms footpath 55, and continue for 520m through the fields walking to the left of the line of trees that mark the route.

A line of trees and markers indicate the route NE across the fields
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

3: When you reach the A1(M), turn left on North Mymms footpath 52 for 55m and head NW to wooden steps leading up to a bridge over the A1(M). Cross the bridge and turn left on the other side , still on North Mymms footpath 52, and head N for 350m until you reach the old Dellsome Lane.

4: Turn right on Dellsome Lane, still North Mymms footpath 52, and follow it round to your right and head E and SE for 1km until you reach the houses in Welham Green.


Photograph of the footpath. Follow Dellsome Lane south and south-east to Welham Green Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Follow Dellsome Lane S and SE to Welham Green
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
5: Continue down Dellsome Lane until you reach Knolles Crescent on your right. Walk round the crescent until you reach Dixons Hill Road where you turn right and head SW for 320m.

6: When you reach Dixons Hill Close, turn right and follow the road round to the left looking out for a footpath on your left. Take this path, North Mymms footpath 31 SSE for 100m to Dixons Hill Road.

7: When you reach Dixons Hill Road you will see North Mymms footpath 31 continues almost immediately opposite (slightly to your right). Follow this footpath SSE across the fields for 210m before it turns SSW and continues for another 280m until you reach a footpath junction.

The footpath from Dixons Hill Road that heads SE and then south towards Water End  Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The footpath from Dixons Hill Road that heads SE and then south towards Water End
Image by Hertfordshire Walker released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

8: Here you turn right on North Mymms footpath 30 and head W for 100m to reach the cycle track running along the east side of Swanland Road. Here you turn left.

9: After 190m you will reach the top of Warrengate Road, look out for the bridleway sign on the opposite side of Swanland Road. This bridleway, North Mymms bridleway 82 goes over a footbridge above the A1(M). Take this bridleway which heads N then W over the bridge.

10: At the other side of the bridge look out for a footpath on your left, this is North Mymms footpath 6. Go through a gate, and then turn diagonally to your right walking ENE back to St Mary's Church.



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