Welcome to Hertfordshire Walker

A growing collection of free walks suitable for all ages, from an hour-long potter to half-day hikes. We have walking tips for those new to rambling and a comment box beneath every walk for your feedback - you may need to disable any ad blocker to add comments.


We hope you enjoy our walks

Picture of Ellie and Dave Brewer in the Woodman, Wildhill, beer garden recovering from one of the walks - July 2011

About this site

All the walks on this site have been created by Ellie and Dave Brewer (pictured above enjoying a drink at The Woodman, Wildhill after one of the walks).

The first few in the collection are about three to four miles long and fairly easy. Allow two hours for most. Some of the later additions, from walk 16 onwards, are longer. The North Mymms Way, which is walk 22, is a half-day walk of about 12 miles which will take more than four hours. And the Hertfordshire Marathon Loop, written for a friend who wanted a marathon-length walk, is 26 miles long and, according to our friends, took 12 hours to walk.

You will notice that many of the 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.

All the walks are fairly easy if you are able to cross step stiles, negotiate gates, traverse the occasional muddy path, and manage small hills. Boots and wet weather gear, a bottle of water, a snack, and the correct map for the area are recommended. As are long trousers or a stick if you are walking during the spring and summer when nettles and thistles may encroach on the paths.

If you are crossing any fields with livestock in, please keep dogs on a lead.

Take a map with you

The Ordnance Survey Landranger 166 map for Luton & Hertfordshire covers much of this area, but you might also want to buy the more detailed Ordnance Survey Explorer series 182 for St Albans & Hatfield and the neighbouring Explorer 174 which covers Epping Forest and Lee Valley, and 194 which covers Hertford and Bishop's Stortford.

This site can take no responsibility for paths that have been fenced off or closed since this series of walks was published. Some signs, stiles, and gates might also have been damaged or hidden since these walks went live.

Feedback is always welcome

If you have any comments, please add them to the foot of the walk you want to discuss. All comments will be pre-moderated before they are published, so don't worry if what you write doesn't appear immediately. If you want to contact us directly, there is a contact form to the right of every page.

If you are thinking of popping in to one of the pubs along the way, please check the opening hours before setting off to make sure you are not left disappointed.


The words and images on all these walks are released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0, which means that you are free to reproduce, copy and share the content for non-commercial purposes as long as you give full attribution to the author and link to the original content. You can read more about our copyright policy here.


This site is free to use. We have a few adverts running on the site to help cover the domain registration costs. We hope they don't get in the way.

Say hello

And if you spot us on one of the walks, or, perhaps, in a beer garden, stop and say hi; it's always nice to hear from people who have enjoyed the walks.

Dave and Ellie Brewer