Welcome to Hertfordshire Walker

CPRE Hertfordshire double award winner 2022


We hope you enjoy our walks

Dave and Ellie Brewer - the Hertfordshire Walker team
Dave and Ellie Brewer - the Hertfordshire Walker team
All the walks on Hertfordshire Walker have been created by Dave and Ellie Brewer. Dave plans, plots, and maps the walks, takes the photos, writes the directions, and manages the website, Ellie is the map reader and navigator.

Our aim is to share our love of walking in the Hertfordshire countryside with like-minded people who also enjoy getting out and about.

Hertfordshire Walker is absolutely free and all the walks can be download and enjoyed free-of-charge on any device and always will be.

We have no connection with a company that created a paid-for subscription walking app in April 2022 and charges to access walks.

The first few walks in the collection are about three to four miles long and fairly easy. Most of the earlier walks are around Brookmans Park; this is because we first started publishing walks near our home on a village website we ran. That was 25 years ago. When we had walked most of the local paths we created this site, Hertfordshire Walker, and expanded our range to cover the whole county.

We have walked every inch of every walk on our site, sometimes several times. We would never publish a walk unless we had throughly tested it. However, we haven't yet visited all of the 180+ pubs that our routes pass. We have a page listing all the pubs on our walks in case you want to check them out.

During the Covid lockdown we walked more locally again. Many of the earlier walks feature our local pub, The Woodman at Wildhill. We have created 10 circular walks for The Woodman that all start and finish in the pub's car park.

You will notice that many of our walks have the word 'loop' in the title. That means they have the same start and finish points. We also have a collection of linear walks where the distance between the start and finish points can be covered by public transport.

Along the way you might encounter step stiles, gates, muddy paths, small hills, and footbridges. Our walks follow public rights of way, and include footpaths, bridleways, byways.

You can select a walk by choosing the distance and total elevation you can manage.

Boots and wet weather gear, a bottle of water, a snack, and the correct map for the area are recommended. As is a stick if you are walking during the spring and summer when nettles and thistles might encroach on the paths. We also carry antihistamine cream in case we get stung by nettles or insects, and secateurs for cutting back brambles. We have a page containing walking tips for those following our routes.

If you enjoy our walks please let us know by either leaving a comment at the foot of the walk or joining our members-only Hertfordshire Walker Facebook group. We love it when walkers add their feedback and share tips and suggestions for the benefit of other walkers. We read every comment.

We don't run adverts on Hertfordshire Walker, preferring to donate the space to support local charities. We cover all costs from our own pocket. Hertfordshire Walker is a hobby shared with like-minded fellow walkers, not a business.

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