Mansions & Parklands from Great Gaddesden

Introduction to Walk 2999

Photo from the walk - Mansions & Parklands from Great Gaddesden

Region - Chilterns

County/Area - Hertfordshire

Author - Donald Morton

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 560 feet / 170 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This walk is over the undulating plateau of the Chiltern dip slope, through the parklands of some of the 18th Century mansions which dot the Chilterns. Although the land is now more given over to arable agriculture, the landscape is still greatly influenced by the great designers, including Capability Brown, especially where it is still used for grazing and remains as open park. A walk with great views over the Gade valley and a revelation of the life style of baronets and local squires in the 1700s and the lesser houses of their tenants.

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Walk Description

Map showing start

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Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet 181 BUY MAP

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Walk 2795
Circular from Great Gaddesden to Little Gaddessden
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

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Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1297
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
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Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1399
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Berkhamsted & Northchurch Commons
Grade - easy
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1007
3.5 miles / 5.5 km away
The Ashridge Estate circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3097
3.6 miles / 5.7 km away
Markyate and Flamstead Circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2907
3.7 miles / 5.8 km away
Hemel Hempstead Circular
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Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1999
3.8 miles / 6.1 km away
The Chilterns above Tring
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 2399
3.8 miles / 6.1 km away
The Chilterns above Tring (short version)
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Chilterns

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