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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #330 on: May 21, 2017, 09:20:02 am »
Retraced the route of one of our favourite of the 59 local walks yesterday, the 5.3 mile Walk 48: The Kimpton Loop. Amazing views, really good walking conditions, sufficient undulation to make you feel like you have had a decent workout. A couple of pubs along the way and at the start/finish. Excellent day out. Allow three hours if you want to take advantage of a couple of benches along the way. Recommended.



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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #331 on: June 03, 2017, 02:59:35 pm »
Did Walk 5: The River Lea Circular today, a lovely walk and the paths are in great condition this time of the year. It's one of 60 in our collection of walks in the local countryside, and well worth doing just to see the dozens of black/blue damselflies along the path running next to the River Lea and the wide assortment of dog rose in the hedgerow on the return leg up to West End and The Candlestick. Recommended walk.
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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #332 on: June 11, 2017, 02:20:40 pm »
Just did Walk 2: The Camfield Place Circular. The lovely 3.2 mile loop is just one of 60 local walks on this site - all free to download and use. Recommended just now because the path is strong and stable and, apart from a few nettles which can be pushed to one side with a stick, there is no need for any U-turns. Starts and ends at The Woodman, Wildhill, so there is a chance of refreshments if you get weak and wobbly. Check opening times to avoid disappointment.
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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #333 on: July 02, 2017, 08:26:31 am »
If you fancy a pleasant and fairly short local walk today, consider Walk 53: The Essendon East Loop. It's an undulating 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Essendon eastwards to Howe Green then south to Little Berkhamsted and back. This walk involves crossing the golf course twice and a fair amount of up and down. There is a shop and pub/restaurant in Little Berkhamsted, and a pub in Essendon, a five mins walk detour from the start and finish.

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #334 on: July 09, 2017, 05:27:37 pm »
Lovely walking conditions, cloud formations and colours today along Walk 6: The Wildhill circular.
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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #335 on: September 10, 2017, 11:04:30 am »
Recommended walk for today, the Bayford Circular. 4.3 miles of footpaths, woodland and quiet lanes. Couple of pub options. Undulating countryside. By the way, I am slowing replacing all the smartphone embedded maps with proper maps that can be printed off. Will take some time.
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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #336 on: September 10, 2017, 03:33:43 pm »
Did Walk 25 in reverse today, mapped it on my OS app and downloaded the GPX to MapHub to create a new map which is now added to the page for those without smartphones who just want a bog standard print out of the walk. Map copied below (click on map for big version).

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