Welcome to Hertfordshire Walker

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How to use Hertfordshire Walker

Finding the starting point for a walk
Finding the right walk for you
Welcome to Hertfordshire Walker. If you are new to the site, here are a few ways to find a walk that suits your needs.

A list of every walk


We have a drop-down list of all the walks and their lengths in the left-hand column of the website. Just hover or click on the 'View all walks' button to reveal the list then scroll down to find a walk you want.

If you are accessing Hertfordshire Walker on a mobile device we also have a link called 'All Walks' which you can find in the top navigation of both the website and the mobile version of the site.

There you will find all the walks listed according to their distance with colour-coded drop-down boxes to help you find a walk of the length you prefer.

Short, medium, or long walks


We have an interactive Google map which shows the starting point for every walk on Hertfordshire Walker with all the routes colour-coded according to their distance.

Yellow = 1-3 miles, red = 3-5 miles, green = 5-8 miles, and blue = 8 miles or further. To use the map:
  1. Select the area you want to explore
  2. Zoom in on the map
  3. Find a marker that is the colour of the length you want to walk
  4. Click on it to reveal the walk details
  5. Click on the link to reveal the free directions, maps, photographs, What3Word references, and GPX satellite navigation file

Total elevation of a walk


We have another interactive Google map which shows the total elevation for every walk on Hertfordshire Walker.

When using this map keep in mind that a flight of stairs is about 3m, so a 60m total elevation for a walk is the equivalent of climbing to the top of a 20-storey building then walking down again.

All the routes are colour-coded according to how high you will be climbing.

Yellow = 1m-50m, red = 50m-100m, green = 100m-150m, blue = 150m-200m, and purple = 200m or higher. To use the map:
  1. Select the area you want to explore
  2. Zoom in on the map
  3. Find a marker that is the colour of the height you want to climb
  4. Click on it to reveal the walk details
  5. Click on the link to reveal the free directions, maps, photographs, What3Word references, and GPX satellite navigation file

Types of walks


We have a page setting out a selection of flat, shaded, or quiet walks with some suggestions where to walk or which walks to try if you are looking for a particular type of walk.

Cafes and pubs along the way


There is a page that lists every cafe and pub mentioned on our walks.

So if you are want refreshments along the way, just click on the name of the outlet you would like to visit and a page will be created showing every walk that either starts and finishes at that spot or passes close by.

Walking tips


Before you set off on your walk you might want to read our walking tips page.

This has been put together over the years to answer many of the frequently asked questions posed by followers of our Hertfordshire Walker site.

Sharing your walks


When you have completed a walk please consider adding a comment at the end of the walk directions.

You can also join our friendly and helpful Hertfordshire Walker Facebook group where fellow walkers are sharing their photographs, reports and tips about walking in the Hertfordshire countryside.

Happy walking!

Dave and Ellie Brewer - the Hertfordshire Walker team


Facebook group rules

Facebook group rules
We have set 10 rules for our Hertfordshire Walker Facebook group which are designed to help keep the group focused on walking in the Hertfordshire countryside

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