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Herts Weekend Walkers

We are the Herts Weekend Walkers, HWW for Short . We are aimed at people aged in their 40s, 50s & 60s who are normally working during the week and can usually only find time to get outside and enjoy a walk at the weekend.

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

Overview

We start this walk from the Cross Keys PH, heading east along the edge of Lamer Wood, passing Harepark Spring before reaching Ayot St Lawrence. We pass Shaw's Corner, the NH property previously owned by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw famous for writing Pygmalion. We then head south east passing Stocking Springs before crossing the Codicote Road. We continue the track until we reach the old Luton to Welwyn dismantled railway line, following the line back in the direction of Wheathampstead before heading north again passing Lamer Park and back to our start and well deserved refreshments at the Cross Keys. Let’s hope for a little winter sunshine ??
 

Saturday, 16 December 2023
Start time:
1:00 pm
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
10.3km / 6.4mi
Ascent:
104.5m / 343ft
Type:
circular

Hopefully good weather but sturdy footwear is required as the ground will be boggy in parts. Please try and park on Ballslough Hill on the LH side facing the pub rather than in the pub car park. 

This is a moderate pace walk. We want everyone to enjoy our walks, if you have any concerns about the pace please speak to the walk leader.

Please bring your Ramblers card (if you have one) to help speed up the Ramblers register before we start the walk.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Dog friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
TL 17512 16425
Nearest postcode:
AL4 8LA
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Start time:
1:00 pm

Cross Keys PH Ballslough Hill Gustard Wood AL4 8LA

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