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Walk 270: Bramfield North Loop

4.2 miles (6.7 km) with 79m of total ascent


Tewin bridleway 40 at point 13 in the walk
Tewin bridleway 40 at point 13 in the walk
This is a lovely walk over rolling countryside to the north of Bramfield. At several points you will be treated to wide open views to the south and east. In the summer you will pass alongside fields of wild flowers. The walk follows quiet country lanes, permissive paths, and public rights of way.

The route cuts through several wooded areas where some of the paths can be muddy after rain. It's an ideal route for those who like peace and quiet. At times all you can hear is the sound of birdsong and the odd plane overhead.

The walk starts and finishes at The Grandison pub/restaurant in Bramfield village. It is one of five walks in this area.

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Directions


Map for Walk 270: Bramfield North Loop
Map for Walk 270: Bramfield North Loop
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The Grandison, Bramfield
The Grandison, Bury Lane, Bramfield
1: With your back to The Grandison on Bury Lane, Bramfield (location - https://w3w.co/danger.rabble.gifts) turn left then head E for 100m along Bury Lane until you reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/sling.trio.length). Turn left on a road called Winding Shott then head N for 220m until you reach Gobions Lane on the right (location - https://w3w.co/museum.pounds.pints), see image below.

Turn right on Gobions Lane
Turn right on Gobions Lane
2: Turn right on Gobions Lane. This is a quiet country lane with verges if you need to avoid any traffic. Head NE along Gobions Lane for 860m, passing through Row Wood.

Gobions Lane passing through Row Wood
Gobions Lane passing through Row Wood
Continuing until Gobions Lane bends left (location - https://w3w.co/foil.scarf.giant).

Follow Gobions Lane round to the left
Follow Gobions Lane round to the left
Keep left at the bend then head N for 35m until you reach a footpath on the left (location - https://w3w.co/occurs.animal.glory), see image below.

Take the footpath on the left then turn right
Take the footpath on the left then turn right
3: Turn left off Gobions Lane to reach a footpath, then turn right (see orange arrow on the image above). This is a permitted path made available to walkers courtesy of The Woodhall Estate, see image below.

The permitted path notice
The permitted path notice
Follow the permitted path as it heads N, with the hedgerow on the right and fields on the left. When we walked this route in June 2024 the fields on the left were ablaze with wild flowers, see images below.

A field of ox-eye daisies along the permitted path
A field of Ox-Eye Daisies to the left of the permitted path

Purple Tansy, Sweet Clover, and Poppies along the path
Purple Tansy, Sweet Clover, and Poppies along the path 
Continue heading N along the permitted path, with the hedgerow on the right and fields on the left, for 825m until you reach a bend (location - https://w3w.co/cook.scores.flight), see image below.

Turn left on Stapleford bridleway 14
Turn left on Stapleford bridleway 14
4: Turn left on Stapleford bridleway 14 then head NW for 270m to a bend (location - https://w3w.co/rips.tested.sleepy), see image below.

Keep left, still on Stapleford bridleway 14
Keep left, still on Stapleford bridleway 14
5: Keep left, still on Stapleford bridleway 14, then head WSW for 280m, with the hedgerow on the right and fields on the left, until the bridleway enters woodland where it becomes Watton-at-Stone bridleway 34 (location - https://w3w.co/mouth.bumps.maybe), see image below.

Continue through the woodland on Watton-at-Stone bridleway 34
Continue through the woodland on Watton-at-Stone bridleway 34
6: Continue through the woodland on Watton-at-Stone bridleway 34 for 45m until the path forks (location - https://w3w.co/gains.pocket.plenty), see image below. This section can be muddy after rain.

Take the right fork then continue on Watton-at-Stone bridleway 34
Continue on Watton-at-Stone bridleway 34 through Upper Blackbuck Wood for 305m until you reach a left turn at Bright's Hill (location - https://w3w.co/living.stars.feeds), see image below.

Turn left on a permissive path
Turn left on a permissive path
7: At this point Watton-at-Stone bridleway 34 ends and you turn left on a permissive path. Head S for 115m to a junction (location - https://w3w.co/shadow.gained.front), see image below.

Turn right at the junction then head W
Turn right at the junction then head W
8: Turn right at the junction then head W for 155m then follow the path as it bends left then heads S for 90m to a junction (location - https://w3w.co/tried.tune.agents), see image below.

Turn right on Bramfield bridleway 1
Turn right on Bramfield bridleway 1
9: Turn right on Bramfield bridleway 1 then head WNW for 500m to a junction (location - https://w3w.co/blitz.kicks.sharp), see image below.

Continue heading WNW, still on Bramfield bridleway 1
Continue heading WNW, still on Bramfield bridleway 1
Continue straight and heading WNW, still on Bramfield bridleway 1, for 140m to a junction (location - https://w3w.co/proof.spaces.churn), see image below.

Turn left, still on Bramfield bridleway 1
Turn left, still on Bramfield bridleway 1
10: Turn left, still on Bramfield bridleway 1, then head SW for 465m until you reach Winding Shott (location - https://w3w.co/plus.tests.tolls), see image below.

Cross Winding Shott then head SW along Tewin Hill
Cross Winding Shott then head SW along Tewin Hill
11: Cross Winding Shott then head SW along Tewin Hill. Continue heading SW for 495m to a junction (location - https://w3w.co/corner.dust.curry), see image below.

Keep left at the junction still on Tewin Hill
Keep left at the junction still on Tewin Hill
12: Keep left at the junction then head SSE, still on Tewin Hill, for 75m to a right-hand bend (location - https://w3w.co/escape.launch.fonts), see image below.
* If you need refreshments The Country Bumpkin cafe (location - https://w3w.co/bugs.colleague.wage) is 750m SW down Tewin Hill.
Turn left at the bend on Tewin bridleway 40
13: Turn left at the bend on Tewin bridleway 40 then head SSE. This path offers some great views.

Tewin bridleway 40 heading S
Tewin bridleway 40 heading S
Continue for 630m until you enter woodland then reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/tamed.meals.boxer), see image below.

Turn left on Bramfield footpath 11
Turn left on Bramfield footpath 11
14: Turn left on Bramfield footpath 11 then head E through Park Wood for 250m to a junction (location - https://w3w.co/drank.hired.tour), see image below.

Keep left at the junction still on Bramfield footpath 11
Keep left at the junction still on Bramfield footpath 11
15: Keep left at the junction then head ENE, still on Bramfield footpath 11, for 185m until you reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/agrees.debate.curvy), see image below.

Turn left at the junction then head in an easterly direction
16: Turn left at the junction then head in an easterly direction for 265m following Bramfield footpath 11 as it crosses two footbridges before leaving the woodland (location - https://w3w.co/mining.calm.they).

Turn right after leaving the woodland still on Bramfield footpath 11
Turn right after leaving the woodland still on Bramfield footpath 11
17: Turn right after leaving the woodland then follow Bramfield footpath 11 SSE across an arable field for 100m until you reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/patrol.grape.flips).

18: Turn left on Bramfield footpath 7 then head E for 240m back to the starting point.

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4 comments:

  1. Just finishing this walk at 21.30. Stunning. Loved the stretch from 13-14. Another winner!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. It is a lovely walk. Thanks for the feedback. David

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  2. Thank you for another lovely walk - this was perfect for the evening. We started at the pub and then walked, finishing around 9.30 pm while it was still light. The wild flower fields were delightful to walk though as the sun was low in the sky and the views at point 13-14 made this walk a real treat!

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    1. Walking that route in the evening sounds lovely, especially your description of the fields of flowers as the sun was setting. So glad you enjoyed it. If you haven't already done so please consider joining our friendly Hertfordshire Walker Facebook Group where fellow-walkers are sharing their experiences and photos.
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      David

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