Welcome to Hertfordshire Walker


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 this site are free to download and enjoy on any device and always will be.

Hertfordshire Walker has no connection with a company that  created a paid-for subscription walking app for the county in April 2020. We will never charge for our walks.

All our walks have been created by Dave Brewer and Ellie Brewer who live in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire. David plans, plots, and maps the walks, takes the photos, writes the directions, and manages the website, Ellie is the map reader and navigator.

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 160+ 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 footpaths, bridleways, byways, and some country lanes.

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 visiting our Hertfordshire Walker Facebook page.

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