Recent RoW changes

This page gathers recent information about work going on in Hertfordshire and North Middlesex to enhance or alter the Rights of Way network. 

Croxley Green Footbridge

A wide, well-used footbridge which spans the River Gade on Croxley Common Moor at the north entrance had been gradually deteriorating over the years. Herts CC have recently rebuilt it, reports Colin Knight (Stile June 20)

Tyttenhanger Estate

The new improved network of footpaths have been open for business for some time now. However, they are not yet shown either on the Herts CC RoW map, or on the latest OS Maps. Therefore, for a map of the current network, use this summary OS map (printable copy of the one below) showing the new and altered routes. 

Level Crossing Closures in Herts: The enquiry into Network Rail's plans to close 8 level crossings in Hertfordshire is now over. However, the decision of the Secretary of State for Transport is not expected until 2020. David Glass's thoughts on the lessons to be learnt from the enquiry are reported in Stile June 19.

There was a successful resolution to the proposal to close a level crossing in Cottonmill, St Albans. Faced with huge local opposition NR withdrew their proposal to close the crossing, and instead will make some improvements. It is encouraging to note that NR can be pushed back given sufficient public support.

The new Knebworth path

The new footpath confirmed in Knebworth Park is now shown on the Herts CC RoW map, but not yet on OS maps. This PDF includes a map of it.

Hertfordshire Definitive Map changes

Changes to the Definitive Map are reported in each issue of Stile by the Herts CC Definitive Map team. These articles have been consolidated into a list of the changes since the map was officially updated (in Dec 2015) up to December 2020 and some recent Definitive Map news in Stile December 2020. Many of these changes will already be visible on the on-line version of the map, updated every month.

You can see the documents relating to Definitive Map orders on the Hertfordshire website. This link takes you to an A to Z by parish of all documents relating to Rights of Way applications, both confirmed and still being processed.

Woodside Park Club along Folly Brook

Barnet Council have recently surfaced the path running alongside Folly Brook from the Woodside Park Club, as far as Michleham Down and beyond. In the past for much of the year this useful link was only usable by the firm of foot in wellies. It is now transformed into a lovely woodland walk - see before and after pictures below: