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Hertfordshire Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Hertfordshire walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

The Hertfordshire walks listed below range from easy circular walks to more demanding longer routes. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPS files. The walks cover most of the attractive countryside of the County including the Ashridge Estate near Tring and the areas that lie within the boundaries of the Chilterns AONB. Routes pass many historic buildings including churches, country houses and wartime establishments. Many of the walks include sections of long distance footpaths including the Hertfordshire Way, the Icknield Way and the Harcamlow Way. For those who like walking along waterways, there are routes along the Grand Union Canal and beside the many rivers that lie within the County boundaries.

1507Chipperfield Common circulareasy2.00
2062Cassiobury Park & Grand Union Canal, Watfordeasy2.00
2457Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden Cityeasy2.00
3352The Greenwich Meridian, near Wareeasy3.25
3503Circular from Berkhamstedeasy4.00
1022Sandridge Circulareasy4.00
1122St Albans & Childwick Greeneasy4.00
2799Ayot Green Circulareasy4.25
1532Wheathampstead circulareasy4.50
3025Ashridge Estate Circulareasy4.50
2944Ayot St Lawrence to Ayot St Peter Circulareasy4.60
3403Chipperfield to Kings Langley Circulareasy5.00
1297Berkhamsted and Northchurch Commonseasy5.00
1679Telegraph Hill & Pegsdon from Hexton easy5.00
1833Great Gaddesden from Jockey Endeasy5.20
1503Weston & Clothall circular Westoneasy5.50
1399Berkhamsted & Northchurch Commonseasy5.50
2496Cow Roast and Aldbury from Tring Stationeasy5.50
3578Hertford and Ware Circulareasy5.50
3511Aldenham to Watling Street Circulareasy5.50
1609Hertfordshire Way Aldenham to Bricket Woodeasy5.50
2110Ash Valley Circulareasy5.50
2338The Upper Mimram Valley from Ayot St Lawrenceeasy5.70
2348Bourne Valley & Sacombe from Wadesmilleasy/mod5.80
1402Burnham Green, Tewin and the Mimram Valleyeasy6.00
1007The Ashridge Estate circulareasy/mod6.00
1372Ayot St Lawrence Circulareasy6.00
1504Potten End Circulareasy/mod6.00
1663Cottered Warren & Wakeley from Aspendeneasy6.40
2907Hemel Hempstead Circulareasy6.50
1599Therfield Heath circular from near Roystoneasy/mod6.50
2064Ivinghoe Beacon from the Ashridge Estateeasy/mod6.50
3097Markyate and Flamstead Circulareasy/mod7.00
1931Rickmansworth circular via Croxley Green and Watford easy/mod7.00
2221Circular from St Paul's Walden to Little Almshoeeasy/mod7.00
2708Cuckolds Cross & Whitwell from St Paul's Waldeneasy/mod7.00
2306Furneux Pelham Circulareasy/mod7.00
3122Moor Park to Rickmanswortheasy/mod7.00
1810Graveley and Warren's GreenWestoneasy/mod7.00
2999Mansions & Parklands from Great Gaddesdeneasy/mod7.00
2107Reed to Nuthampstead Circulareasy/mod7.25
1265Clothall & Roe Green from Wallingtoneasy/mod7.25
1118Roe Green and Sandon from Therfield circular easy/mod7.30
3661Essendon & Little Berkhamsted Circulareasy/mod7.40
3098Tring & Wendover Woodseasy/mod7.50
2411Albury Circulareasy/mod7.50
2795Circular from Great Gaddesden to Little Gaddessdeneasy/mod7.50
1815Hertfordshire Way between Chipperfield and Bovingdoneasy/mod7.50
2071Ivinghoe Beacon and Bridgewater Monument from Tringeasy/mod8.00
2399The Chilterns above Tring (short version)easy/mod8.00
2945Lea Valley from Batford to Mill Greeneasy/mod8.50
3123Hertford East to Rye House easy/mod8.60
1607Sandridge, Coleman Green & Brocket Hall Circulareasy/mod9.00
1741Rye House circular via Roydon and Stanstead Abbotseasy/mod9.10
1125Widford & Cold Christmas Circulareasy/mod9.50
1343St Albans & Gorhambury circularmoderate9.50
2441Lea Valley from Mill Green to Wareeasy/mod9.50
1812Therfield to Royston & Reed Circulareasy/mod10.00
2220Hertfordshire Way from Nuthampstead to Great Hormeadeasy/mod10.00
1024Essendon to Bayford Circulareasy/mod10.00
1725St Margaret's circular via Widfordmoderate10.20
1723Broxbourne Circular via Roydonmoderate10.30
3537Hemel Hempstead, Great Gaddesden, Nettleden & Potten End moderate10.80
3239Bishop's Stortford to Roydon (Stort Navigation)moderate12.00
1139St Albans via Redbournbury Watermill from Harpendenmoderate12.00
1999The Chilterns above Tringmoderate12.00
2910Hill walking from Hextonmoderate12.00
1698Ware to Enfield Lock - Lea Valley - easy/mod12.50
1625Hexton circular moderate13.00
2970The Beane Valley from Walkern to Hertfordmoderate14.25

Walks that start in adjacent counties / areas.

Walks that start in adjacent counties or areas but cross the boundary and include sections of the route within Hertfordshire.

WalkDescriptionStarts In
1604Long Marston circularBuckinghamshire
1149Chesham to Rickmansworth (Chess Valley)Buckinghamshire
1071Chalfont & Latimer, Chalfont St Giles & ChorleywoodBuckinghamshire
1536Sarratt Bottom and Chenies from Little ChalfontBuckinghamshire
1568Chalfont and Latimer, Flaunden and Chorleywood Buckinghamshire
1943Cheddington to Tring via MarsworthBuckinghamshire
3409The Three Counties TopsBedfordshire

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Hertfordshire Guide

Despite its proximity to London, Hertfordshire offers a wide range of walking opportunities through pleasant countryside and attractive villages. Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Watford and St Albans are the main towns with walks to suit all abilities within easy reach. The highest land in the county lies to the north-west at Pavis Wood near Tring (244 metres above sea level). Part of the county lies within the Chilterns National Landscape (formerly AONB) and is characterised by rolling hills offering scenic walks. Long distance footpaths in the county include the Ridgeway, Icknield Way, Harcamlow Way, Hertfordshire Way and the Grand Union Canal Walk.

Other walks in Britain - For a list of all the areas where walks are available go to the Main Walk Index.

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