Length: 21.5 km (13.4 mi)
Net Walking Time: 5 hours
Toughness: 5 out of 10
Take the 10.17 Stevenage train from Moorgate (Old Street 10.19, Essex Road 10.22, Highbury & Islington 10.25, Finsbury Park 10.30 etc.), arrives Watton-at-Stone 11.14.
Note: due to late-running engineering works, this train may leave from King’s Cross (but will always go via Finsbury Park), so watch this space and the National Rail website.
Return trains: xx.06 and xx.36.
As I said in my walk report after this walk’s last outing on a Wednesday in early 2017: “Very pleasant, possibly one of the most underrated walks on the website.”
This walk is in the gentle rolling hills and little wooded areas of rural Hertfordshire, with a particularly attractive stretch alongside the River Beane near the end and a brutalist water tower at Tonwell along the way and a cozy pub with a big open fire at the end.
: The Boot Inn
in Dane End
, Ware (8.0 km/5.0 mi, food 13.00-16.00) or at The Robin Hood Inn
(14.8 km/9.2 mi, although this is closed on Sundays acc. to the CAMRA website).
For walk directions
, height profile, some photos
and gpx/kml files