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

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Overview

Starting on the edge of Goffs Oak, the walk takes in paths across fields to the grounds of Theobalds Manor, then along Theobalds Lane passing the site of Temple Bar close to Temple House (see note below), before heading north along a stretch of the New River and then returning westwards back to Silver Street. On a clear day, there can be good views of the London skyline.

Thursday, 15 February 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
1:00 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
10.5km / 6.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Temple Bar was one of the eight gates that surrounded the old City of London. Constructed in 1672, it may have been designed by Sir Christopher Wren – although this is by no means certain. It stood for over 200 years at the junction of Fleet Street and The Strand in London until being dismantled by the Corporation of London in 1878 and replaced by the present City Dragon structure. In 1908 the 1000 plus stones were purchased by the Muex family and re-erected at Theobalds at a cost of £10,000. Although there were plans to have Temple Bar returned to the City, it stood in Theobalds Park in poor condition for many years. Then at last in 2003 work began to move it back to a new home in the City of London next to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Late in 2004, the move and restoration completed, Temple Bar was officially opened again in the heart of the City of London.

This is a joint group walk between East Herts Ramblers and Royston Ramblers.

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.

Starting point

Grid reference:
TL 31883 02442
Nearest postcode:
EN7 5JU
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Start time:
10:00 am

Please park considerately near and meet at the Junction between Jones road and Silver Street.

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