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Walk 271: Tewin South-East Loop

6.9 miles (11.1km) with 83m of total ascent


Poppies along Bramfield bridleway 13
Poppies along Bramfield bridleway 13
This walk explores the countryside to the south-east of Tewin. The route drops down to the River Mimram then continues through Panshanger Park before looping back to Tewin over undulating countryside with wide open views. There is a pub and a cafe close to the start/finish point.

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Map for Walk 271: Tewin South-East Loop
Map for Walk 271: Tewin South-East Loop
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The Rose & Crown, Tewin
The Rose & Crown, Tewin
1: With your back to The Rose & Crown (location - https://w3w.co/armed.spot.target) turn right then head SSE for 145m passing Tewin village green on the left and continuing until you reach a footpath on the right (location - https://w3w.co/brick.flat.cigar), see image below.

Turn right on Tewin footpath 17
Turn right on Tewin footpath 17
2: Turn right on Tewin footpath 17 then head W for 125m until you reach a gravelled track (location - https://w3w.co/fresh.studio.horses), see image below.

Continue heading W, still on Tewin footpath 17
Continue heading W, still on Tewin footpath 17
Continue heading W, still on Tewin footpath 17, with the hedgerow on the left and fields on the right, for 255m until you reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/fats.cats.prefer), see image below.

Continue on Tewin footpath 17 now heading WSW
Continue on Tewin footpath 17 now heading WSW
3: Cross Tewin Boat 1 (byway open to all traffic) then continue on Tewin footpath 17, now heading WSW, for 465m until you reach a T-junction (location - https://w3w.co/talked.door.error), see image below.

Turn left on Tewin bridleway 7
Turn left on Tewin bridleway 7
4: Turn left on Tewin bridleway 7 then head SE for 170m until you reach Churchfield Road (location - https://w3w.co/focus.fees.lives), see image below.

Follow Tewin footpath 18 through Westley Wood
Follow Tewin footpath 18 through Westley Wood
5: Cross Churchfield Road then continue heading SE, now on Tewin footpath 18. Follow the footpath through Westley Wood for 140m until you reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/lived.august.wipes), see image below.

Turn right on Tewin restricted byway 5
Turn right on Tewin restricted byway 5
6: Turn right on Tewin restricted byway 5 then head S for 160m until you reach Tewinbury Farm (location - https://w3w.co/dock.grabs.nasal). The image below shows how the right-of-way weaves through the farm as set out in the directions below.

Turn left through Tewinbury Farm
Turn left through Tewinbury Farm
7: Turn left then head ESE through Tewinbury Farm for 60m until the byway turns right then heads SSW for 65m before reaching a footpath on the left just before the River Mimram (location - https://w3w.co/ideal.minus.still).

Turn left on Tewin footpath 14
Turn left on Tewin footpath 14
8: Turn left on Tewin footpath 14 then head E for 135m where you head SE, now on Tewin footpath 19 (location - https://w3w.co/cakes.legs.dash).

9: Follow Tewin footpath 19 SE for 455m until you reach Archers Green Lane (location - https://w3w.co/rungs.prom.hoot), see image below.

Head SE along Archers Green Lane
Head SE along Archers Green Lane
10: Turn right then head SE along Archers Green Lane for 445m. This is a quiet but narrow lane without a pedestrian pavement but with passing places and sections of grass verge where you can step to one side if traffic approaches. Continue until you reach a bridge over the River Mimram (location - https://w3w.co/cheek.milk.banana), see image below.

Cross the Mimram then continue on Archers Green Lane
Cross the Mimram then continue on Archers Green Lane
11: Cross the Mimram then continue along Archers Green Lane for 140m until you reach Hertford Road (location - https://w3w.co/dash.lifted.grant), see image below.

Turn left then walk along the grass verge alongside Hertford Road
Turn left then walk along the grass verge alongside Hertford Road
12: Turn left then walk along the grass verge alongside Hertford Road heading ESE. After 130m you will see a layby on the other side of the road. Cross Hertford Road to reach the layby then take the footpath at the end of the layby (location - https://w3w.co/fortunate.glad.common), see image below.

Turn right on Tewin footpath 21
Turn right on Tewin footpath 21
13: Turn right on Tewin footpath 21 then head SSE for 110m until you reach a field (location - https://w3w.co/cared.tools.windy), see image below.

Continue heading SSE and uphill across an arable field
Continue heading SSE and uphill across an arable field
Head SE across the field for 300m until you reach hedgerow on the right (location - https://w3w.co/became.family.poems).

Head S, still on Tewin footpath 21, with the hedgerow on the right and fields on the left for 330m until you reach a track (location - https://w3w.co/pigs.shirts.bill).

Cross the track then continue heading through woodland
Cross the track then continue heading through woodland
14: Cross the track then continue heading SSE through woodland, now on Hertingfordbury footpath 25. Soon after entering the woodland after 20m you will reach a fork. Continue heading SSE, see image below.

Continue for 150m until you reach Panshanger Lane
Continue for 150m until you reach Panshanger Lane
Continue for 150m until you reach Panshanger Lane (location - https://w3w.co/jelly.bikes.wounds).

Turn right on Panshanger Lane then head SSW for 20m until you reach a permissive footpath on the left (location - https://w3w.co/rear.bump.bill), see image below.

Turn left on a permissive path
Turn left on a permissive path
15: Turn left on the permissive path which heads ESE through Panshanger Park for 200m until it reaches a metalled track (location - https://w3w.co/voters.scared.chat), see image below.

Head ENE along the track
Head ENE along the track
16: Turn right then head ENE along the metalled track for 275m until you reach a fork (location - https://w3w.co/risky.bunny.puff), see image below.

Leave the metalled track then take the right fork
Leave the metalled track then take the right fork
17: Leave the metalled track, take the right fork, then continue heading ENE along a footpath for 160m until you reach a gate (location - https://w3w.co/fled.less.toast), see image below.

Continue in an easterly direction
Continue in an easterly direction
Continue in an easterly direction, with the hedgerow and trees on the right and meadow on the left, for 525m until you reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/ages.drum.salt), see image below.

Follow the track SE until you reach a gate
Follow the track SE until you reach a gate
18: Turn right then follow the track SE for 230m until you reach a gate (location - https://w3w.co/affair.manage.hoping), see image below.

Continue through the gate heading SE
Continue through the gate heading SE
19: Continue through the gate and follow the track SE with the River Mimram and Broadwater Lake on the left. This is a lovely stretch, see image below.

Continue for 780m until you reach a junction
Continue for 780m until you reach a junction
Continue for 780m until you reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/soaks.united.wipes), see image below.

Turn left at the junction
Turn left at the junction
20: Turn left at the junction then head NNE, passing Kings Lake on the right. There is a well-placed bench-with-a-view on the right if you fancy a break (location - https://w3w.co/puzzle.entire.submit), see image below.

The bench at Kings Lake
The bench at Kings Lake
Continue along the track heading N for 200m crossing the River Mimram then continuing until you pass a house on the right (location - https://w3w.co/string.certified.toxic), see image below.

Follow the track as it bends to the right
Follow the track as it bends to the right
Follow the track as it bends to the right (see orange arrow on the image above), then continue through a gate and across a cattle grid (location - https://w3w.co/herb.cost.flat), see image below.

Head NE and uphill along the track
Head NE and uphill along the track
21: Head NE and uphill along the track for 330m until you reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/intend.visit.acute), see image below.

Take the right fork then go through a gate
Take the right fork then go through a gate
If you need a rest there is a well-placed bench-with-a-view on the left just before the junction (location - https://w3w.co/slope.orbit.milk).

The bench on the left just before point 22
The bench on the left just before point 22
22: After going through the gate, turn right then head ESE along a track for 360m until you reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/brands.unique.rocket), see image below.

Turn left then head N on a track
Turn left then head N on a track
There is another bench-with-a-view on the right at the junction (location - https://w3w.co/civil.fats.advice), see image below.

The bench at point 23
The bench at point 23
23: Turn left then head N on a track for 290m to a junction (location - https://w3w.co/candle.fakes.listed), see image below.

Turn left at the junction
Turn left at the junction
24: Turn left at the junction then follow a path NW for 110m until you reach a path on the right going into the woodland (location - https://w3w.co/vibrate.flips.fades), see image below.

Head NE through the woodland to a junction
Head NE through the woodland to a junction
25: Turn right then follow the footpath NE through the woodland for 135m until you reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/famed.even.pest), see image below.

Turn left at the junction
Turn left at the junction
26: Turn left at the junction then head N for 145m until you reach a right-hand bend (location - https://w3w.co/loving.orchestra.fees), see image below.

Turn right then head ESE with the hedgerow on the left
Turn right then head ESE with the hedgerow on the left
27: Turn right then head ESE for 160m, with the hedgerow on the left, until you reach a gate on the left (location - https://w3w.co/plans.fails.resist), see image below.

Turn left through the gate then cross Welwyn Road
Turn left through the gate then cross Welwyn Road
28: Turn left through the gate then cross Welwyn Road. Once on the other side follow the path WNW along the grass verge

Walk along the grass verge until you reach a bridleway
Walk along the grass verge until you reach a bridleway
Continue for 200m until you reach a bridleway on the right (location - https://w3w.co/boil.sends.glad), see image below.

Turn right on Hertingfordbury bridleway 11
Turn right on Hertingfordbury bridleway 11
29: Turn right on Hertingfordbury bridleway 11 then head NW for 330m. This section might be muddy after rain. Continue until the bridleway bends left at a gate (location - https://w3w.co/gifted.flesh.calculating), see image below.

Keep left continuing on Hertingfordbury bridleway 11
Keep left continuing on Hertingfordbury bridleway 11
30: Keep left continuing on Hertingfordbury bridleway 11 for 680m until you enter (location - https://w3w.co/nodded.nation.album) then leave (location - https://w3w.co/result.event.honest) a stretch of woodland, see image below.

Continue heading NW, now on Bramfield bridleway 13
Continue heading NW, now on Bramfield bridleway 13
31: Continue heading NW, now on Bramfield bridleway 13. This is a lovely stretch with excellent views.

Continue on Bramfield bridleway 13 until you reach a lane
Continue on Bramfield bridleway 13 until you reach a lane
Continue on Bramfield bridleway 13 for 555m until you reach Holly Grove Road (location - https://w3w.co/fuzzy.tigers.dollar), see image below.

Cross Holly Grove Road then continue on Bramfield bridleway 13
Cross the road then continue on Bramfield bridleway 13
32: Cross Holly Grove Road then continue on Bramfield bridleway 13 heading WNW for 340m to a junction (location - https://w3w.co/verbs.wiping.unit), see image below.

Turn left on Bramfield bridleway 6A
Turn left on Bramfield bridleway 6A
33: Turn left on Bramfield bridleway 6A then head NW for 190m to a junction (location - https://w3w.co/areas.fishery.scout), see image below.

Turn left on Tewin bridleway 25
Turn left on Tewin bridleway 25
34: Turn left on Tewin bridleway 25 then head SW for 345m until you reach Hertford Road (location - https://w3w.co/mostly.lock.varieties), see image below.

Turn right on Hertford Road
Turn right on Hertford Road
35: Turn right on Hertford Road. There isn't a pedestrian pavement along this stretch but there is a grass verge where you can stand to one side if traffic approaches. Continue heading NW for 130m until you reach a footpath on the left (location - https://w3w.co/bath.flip.simple), see image below.

Turn left on Tewin footpath 23
Turn left on Tewin footpath 23
36: Turn left on Tewin footpath 23. There is a sign at this gate asking dog owners to keep their pets on a lead. Head NE for 140m with the hedgerow on the right and livestock field on the left until you reach woodland (location - https://w3w.co/noon.haven.study).

Continue through the woodland, still on Tewin footpath 23, for 85m until you reach a footbridge (location - https://w3w.co/forks.suffer.answer), see image below.

Cross the footbridge then continue on Tewin footpath 23
Cross the footbridge then continue on Tewin footpath 23
37: Cross the footbridge then continue heading NW and uphill, still on Tewin footpath 23 (which joins Tewin footpath 22) for 385m until you reach Hertford Road (location - https://w3w.co/depend.daisy.kick), see image below.

Turn left on Hertford Road
Turn left on Hertford Road
38: Turn left on Hertford Road. Head WNW along Hertford Road for 165m until you reach the Tewin Stores Cafe on the left (location - https://w3w.co/reader.combining.paths), see image below.

Tewin Stores Cafe, Hertford Road, Tewin
Tewin Stores Cafe, Hertford Road, Tewin
39: Continue heading WNW along Hertford Road for 235m to return to the starting point.

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