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A circular from Aldenham to Watling Street

County/Area - Hertfordshire

Author - Donald Morton

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 200 feet / 61 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 an ancient village that lies on the B462 a couple of miles NE of the centre of Watford. Parking is possible by the church (Grid Ref TQ 140 985). Commence the walk with the church on your left and the village green on your right by walking down the road to the B462. Cross with care and continue straight on down the footpath opposite across the field to the outskirts of Patchetts Green. At the road turn left. First of all you pass between the Three Compasses pub (the present building dating back to the 18th Century) and Patchetts Green "Equestrian Centre". Later you pass between the timbered Patchetts Cottage and the much grander 18th Century Delrow House (now a Camphill Village Trust Community) As you go look out for a well preserved WWII pill box right by the side of the road (Hertfordshire was a hub of anti invasion "stop lines".)

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