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Hertfordshire Way from Aldenham to Bricket Wood

County/Area - Hertfordshire

Author - Donald Morton

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference TQ140985
Lat 51.673712 // Long -0.35277
Postcode WD25 8NA (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

Aldenham is a village with ancient roots, a couple of miles NE from the centre of Watford, retaining a number of older dwellings in what is still a rural setting. It is possible to park by the village green or outside the church (Grid Ref TQ140985) and the walk starts on the Hertfordshire Way by walking up the road with the West end of the church to your right. The walk is described as starting from Aldenham, but for those who do not wish to use a car it is possible to start from Bricket Wood Station, turning right on leaving the station down Station Road and joining the walk at School Lane (Grid Ref TL133016). Bricket Wood is a station on a single track line which runs from Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey. The "Abbey Flyer" provides what is effectively a shuttle service running either way about every 45 mins weekdays and Saturdays and roughly hourly on Sundays. If you do just miss a train there are local pubs to help while away the time.

GPS Files - Notes

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These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Landranger 166Sheet Map1:50kBUY
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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 3511 A circular from Aldenham to Watling Street - easy - 5.5 miles/8.9 km

Walk 2062 Cassiobury Park & Grand Union Canal, Watford - easy - 2.0 miles/3.3 km

Walk 3122 Moor Park to Rickmansworth - easy/mod - 7.0 miles/11.4 km

Walk 1343 St Albans & Gorhambury - moderate - 9.5 miles/15.4 km

Walk 3664 Northwood Hills to Northolt - moderate - 10.3 miles/16.7 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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