SWC 340 - Knebworth to Welwyn Garden City
Length: 20.8 km (13 miles)
Toughness: 3 out of 10 NOTE - earlier train now posted
London Kings Cross
: 09-51 hrs Cambridge North service Finsbury Park 10-00 hrs
: 10-34 hrs Return
: Welwyn Garden City
to Kings Cross
: 16-22, 16-52, 17-02, 17-22, 17-32, 17-52 and 18-02 hrs Rail ticket
: buy a day return to Knebworth. Non-senior railcard holders - use your railcard from Finsbury Park OS Explorer Maps
: 182 and 193
This walk was suggested by one of our Wednesday and Sunday walkers, and Pete B has kindly written up basic details for her - and for the rest of us. Today we will test drive the walk on unsuspecting Wednesday walkers - we can all get lost together. But to keep us sort of on piste it will help if a few of us planning to attend the walk have the OS Explorer maps with us.
The walk visits the grounds of Knebworth House and Park
of historic interest. We then head for the pretty village of Ayot St Lawrence where we can stop for lunch at the popular Brocket Arms pub
(7.3 miles into the walk) which serves good food and beer, although service can be very slow. With reference to SWC Walk 69 - Welwyn Circular walk - you can divert to the village of Wheathampstead,
adding 2 km to the walk, where you can take lunch at the Swan pub
for a good alternative to the Brocket Arms.
In the afternoon you reverse sections of the Welwyn Circular walk, passing Brocket Hall
en route. Arriving in Welwyn Garden City
, you have a number of pubs, cafes and bistros for post walk refreshments.
Outline details of the walk are here: L=swc.340