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Walk 178: Little Berkhamsted West Loop

4.7 miles (7.6 km) with 310ft of ascent


Little Berkhamsted bridleway 22 heading N
Little Berkhamsted bridleway 22 after point 9
This walk follows a request from a Hertfordshire Walker user called Robert who leads a walking group. He's used our walks before and wanted a shorter version of Walk 34, that starts and finishes at The Five Horseshoes in Little Berkhamstead. So we have merged parts of several existing walk on our site. If you have any requests for new routes to be created please let us know using the site's contact form.

Directions


Walk 178: Little Berkhamsted West Loop Click here or on the map for larger version Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors There is an interactive map below the directions
Walk 178: Little Berkhamsted West Loop
Click here or on the map for larger version
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors

There is an interactive map below the directions
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1: With your back to the Five Horeshoes pub/restaurant turn right then walk N for 50m until you reach a footpath on your right just before St Andrew Church (location - https://w3w.co/learn.evenly.boost). Take this path, Little Berkhamsted footpath 9, then head ENE for 310m until you reach a footpath junction (location - https://w3w.co/master.artist.woke). If you reach the lane you have gone too far.

2: Turn right on Little Berkhamsted footpath 10 then head SSE then S for 210m keeping the hedge on your left and the field on your right. The path crosses a small stream (location - https://w3w.co/from.star.shop) and climbs to a gate.

3: Continue now heading S for 90m until you reach a footpath junction with Little Berkhamsted footpath 11 on your left (location - https://w3w.co/photos.cooks.sadly).

4: Turn left on Little Berkhamsted footpath 11 then head ESE and downhill for 90m until you reach a gate and a junction in the tracks (location - https://w3w.co/soda.arch.flops).

Little Berkhamsted bridleway 23 winding through woodland
Little Berkhamsted bridleway 23 winding through woodland
5: Turn right, now on Little Berkhamsted bridleway 23, and follow this path for 140m as it twists and turns up and down hill through woodland reaching a wooden bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the bridleway for 440m first heading E and then S looking out for a footpath on your right (location - https://w3w.co/listed.mixer.lungs).

The gate leading to Little Berkhamsted footpath 14
The gate leading to Little Berkhamsted footpath 14
6: Turn right on Little Berkhamsted footpath 14 then cross several fields until you reach a farm track. Cross the farm track and go through a gate and down a farm road leading to the Epping Green (location - https://w3w.co/homes.rips.rooms).

7: When you reach the lane, which is called Epping Green, you have the option of turning right to reach the Beehive pub (location - https://w3w.co/song.joke.renew). Otherwise, turn left on the lane for 35m then take the track on the right just before the bend (location - https://w3w.co/vision.young.below). This is Little Berkhamsted bridleway 22. Turn right on the bridleway then follow it WSW for 240m before it turns right (location - https://w3w.co/vision.young.below).

8: Keeping the water tower and the mobile phone transmitter on your left, continue along this bridleway for 410m to the point where the track splits (location - https://w3w.co/sulk.caring.aura).

Little Berkhamsted bridleway 22 heading N
Little Berkhamsted bridleway 22 heading N
9: Turn left and continue along Little Berkhamsted bridleway 22 heading mainly N for 790m until you reach Little Berkhamsted Lane.

10: Turn left on Little Berkhamsted Lane then head WSW for 460m until you reach a bridleway on your right just before the road bends to the left (location - https://w3w.co/mugs.third.formal).

Little Berkhamsted bridleway 17 heading NW
Little Berkhamsted bridleway 17 heading NW
11: Take this bridleway, Little Berkhamsted bridleway 17, then head NW for 290m until you come to a farm. Continue through a gate and along a bridleway for 650m heading NW with fields on either side. This track drops down through woodland until it reaches Essendon golf course.

12: At the bottom of this hill you pass a cottage on your left and an outbuilding on your right as the bridleway veers slightly to the left. Turn right on Essendon bridleway 25 before the conifer trees (location - https://w3w.co/glory.soil.ages), and walk N for 340m with the fir trees on your left and hawthorn on your right until you reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/yard.zeal.holds).

13: At a junction continue heading N, now on Little Berkhamsted bridleway 26, for 640m first through a wooded stretch then out onto a paved lane called Bedwell Avenue (location -https://w3w.co/making.alert.times) close to the quarry entrance.

Passing the field where goats and horses graze
You pass a field where goats graze
Continue heading N, still on Little Berkhamsted bridleway 26 which is also Bedwell Avenue, until you reach a footpath on the right just after small field where goats graze (location - https://w3w.co/launch.face.pound).

14: Turn right on Little Berkhamsted footpath 1, then head E climbing the hill for 150m until you reach a lane (location - https://w3w.co/estate.dozen.vision) which is also Little Berkhamsted bridleway 18.

15: Turn left on the lane, which is also Little Berkhamsted bridleway 18, then head NE then E for 160m until you reach a bend and a cottage on the right (location - https://w3w.co/define.cups.origin).

16: Turn right immediately after the cottage then follow Little Berkhamsted footpath 4 as it heads SSE across fields for 630m, before reaching a lane (location - https://w3w.co/tile.only.flash).

Common Centaury alongside Little Berkhamsted bridleway 18
Common Centaury alongside Little Berkhamsted bridleway 18
17: Take the bridleway immediately opposite and continue to head SSE now on Little Berkhamsted bridleway 18 for 430m until you reach a footbridge (location - https://w3w.co/gentle.softly.fingernails).

18: Take the left fork after the footbridge then follow Little Berkhamsted bridleway 19 SSE uphill for 330m until you reach Breach Lane (location - https://w3w.co/festivity.nerve.merit).

19: Turn right on Breach Lane, which is also Little Berkhamsted bridleway 19, then head N for 300m until you reach Robins Nest Hill in Little Berkhamsted (location - https://w3w.co/beams.friday.meals).

20: Cross the lane, then take the path through the churchyard heading S then SW for 110m to reach the starting point.

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