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East Hertfordshire Group

We are the East Hertfordshire Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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 one of my go to walks when I just want to go out and stretch my legs and see nice things. We will walk beside the River Lea, there may well be puddles and some mud to Old Mill and Meadows. We then walk along parts of The New River, which isn’t a river! Walking past Dobbs Weir we rejoin The Lea before joining The River Stort Towpath for a short distance. We then skirt round Glen Faba to walk beside The Lea Flood Relief Channel and Nazing Meads North Lagoon to return to the start. There will be boats, locks, trees and water to enjoy on this varied walk.

it is possible to leave this walk at the half way point if you want a shorter walk

Sunday, 17 December 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
1:00 pm
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance:
10.8km / 6.7mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

The River Palace Cafe will be open for treats before and after the walk. The Fish and Eels pub is also available for after walk refreshments. 
There is the possibility of coffee at Mill Meadows, so please bring your reusable coffee cup, though the toilets are now closed there. 
The end times of our walks are approximate. Our walks are relaxed affairs where weather, ground conditions, people we meet along the way, views, nature and wildlife can all affect the time a walk might take. So please bear this in mind when joining us on one of our walks.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • No Stiles

Starting point

Grid reference:
TL 38494 08110
Nearest postcode:
EN11 0AY
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Start time:
10:00 am

We will meet in the car park at Dobbs Weir. If it’s full there is parking in nearby roads.

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