Monday, 29 May 2017 (Group: Capital Walkers)
Start time 10:40
12 miles / 19.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 17:00)
Travel: Take the 10:04 from Kings Cross (Finsbury Park 10:10), arrives Knebworth 10:38. Buy a return ticket to Stevenage (this will cover the outward journey via Welwyn and the return journey from Hertford North Station). Return trains from Hertford North are at 17 and 47 minutes past the hour – please note these do not go back to Kings Cross but end up at Moorgate (via Finsbury Park and Highbury and Islington). You would need to cross the platform at Finsbury Park to pick up a train to Kings Cross or take the Victoria or Piccadilly Line. Or easier still simply cross platform at Highbury & Islington and then one stop on Vic Line.
We head south from Knebworth Station along the railway line before heading E via Datchworth to Watton-at-Stone. We then head via the Church, across fields to enter the Woodhall Estate and turn directly S to follow the pretty valley of the River Beane to Hertford.
Please bring a packed lunch. We can have a lunchtime drink at the Bull Pub in Watton-at-Stone, and there is a nice Pub at the end (The Millstream) only a short walk from Hertford North Station.
Terrain: Undulating, footpaths, bridleways, byways and riverside
Dropout points: Watton-at-Stone Station around half way