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Stag Walkers Group

We’re a Ramblers group aimed mainly at people in their 20s, 30s and slightly older, offering led walks and social events across Herts, Beds and south Cambs.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

This is a short morning walk preceding our group Christmas lunch (see separate event listing for meal details and booking). 

The walk is limited to 20 places, including the leader; feel free to join us only for the walk if you don’t wish to stay for the meal afterwards, but if you do intend to stay then make sure you book for both events. 

The walk begins by the village sign at Great Offley, opposite The Green Man pub. We’ll head out of the village, taking the bridge over the A505 and towards the hamlet of Little Offley. After passing a Tudor manor house we’ll come to Lilley Hoo, a narrow plateau where there once was a popular racecourse; George IV is said to have attended meetings there. We’ll then head through a small wood, Mazebeard Spring, then over gently undulating farmland and back over the bridge to the village.

Please note same paths may be muddy so walking boots are recommended and a change of shoes if attending the post-walk meal.

Dogs are welcome on a lead.

Booking your place: If you would like to join, you must book in advance using the Stag Walkers Meetup group - see Notes for how to book & what to bring. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so that someone else can take your place.

Please do not turn up for a walk without booking, as places are limited.

Unless you opt in to further communications, we will only use contact information you provide to get in touch about the walk.

Please car-share or use public transport if possible. To offer a lift or ask for one from a fellow walker, please use the Meetup event page.

Saturday, 16 December 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
11:45 am
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
7.2km / 4.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

This is a circular walk.

Please be aware of the walk grade: walks are graded Easy, Leisurely, Moderate or Strenuous

Use our Meetup group to book your place on the walk: https://www.meetup.com/StagWalkers/

Book your place via the Stag Walkers Meetup group by clicking the ‘Attend’ button on the event page. If the walk is full, click ‘join waitlist’ and you will be added if a place becomes available. If you’re on the waitlist, please check back regularly to see if you have been added to the attending list.

If you have any questions or need to contact the leader about the walk, please post on the Meetup event page.

Please:

DO NOT book onto a walk unless you are pretty sure you will be able to make it.

UPDATE YOUR RSVP. We understand ‘life happens’ so if you need to change your RSVP please do this at least 24 hours before the walk and before booking closes to enable someone else to take your place.

DON’T NO-SHOW on the day unless it is absolutely unavoidable (we do understand ‘life happens’) because it prevents others from enjoying a walk if it is fully booked.

*TAKE NOTE that if you no-show and/or cancel after the booking closing deadline three times, without extenuating circumstances, we will decline further bookings from you for a period of six weeks.*

Bring a packed lunch/snacks and drinks, appropriate clothing for the conditions and optionally a basic first aid kit.

We are a Ramblers group, non members are welcome to try us out for two or three free walks before joining Ramblers as a full member.

As a charity we ask that non-members consider making a voluntary donation to Ramblers until they become a full member. We suggest £3-4 per walk. You can donate in person or online.

The Ramblers’ Association is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company registration number: 4458492. Registered Charity in England and Wales number: 1093577. Registered office: First Floor, 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • Dog friendly
  • No car needed
  • No Stiles

Starting point

Grid reference:
TL 14191 27114
Nearest postcode:
SG5 3AA
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Start time:
10:00 am

Meet by the village sign at Offley Hill crossroads, opposite The Green Man pub, 5 High St, Great Offley, Hitchin SG5 3AR. Park considerately on nearby streets e.g. High Street or School Lane or at the Green Man car park if attending our post-walk meal. Alternatively take the Arriva bus service 100 or 101 from Hitchin or Luton.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking