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51: Mymmshall Wood Loop
52: Wildhill SE Loop
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56: The Great Wood, Northaw
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58: Wadesmill Circular
59: Burn's Green Circular

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Walk 21 The Woodman, Cucumber Lane Circular

6 miles (9.7 km)

picture taken on Walk 21 The Woodman, Cucumber Lane Circular

A great walk that starts and finishes at The Woodman, Wildhill. On the map below click the satellite button and then click the plus sign to zoom in. For help printing out the map below, please see these instructions. You can send this walk to your mobile phone and use it to navigate the route, if your phone is capable of using the free Map My Walk app.

  • Park at The Woodman, Wildhill.
  • Leave the car park and turn left and then first right up West End Lane.
  • The lane dips down then climbs before turning right and left. Shortly after take the BOAT (byway open to all traffic) on the right.
  • Follow this byway through the woods until you reach a kissing gate on the right.
  • Take that path and walk down to the stream with the field on your right and the hedgerow on your left.
  • Cross the footbridge and continue through the woods until you reach a footpath junction. Here you turn right.
  • Follow the path through the Cartland Estate eventually emerging on the B158.
  • Cross the road, and carry on down a road with houses on your right until the lane becomes a public footpath.
  • Continue along this path climbing the hill through an avenue of trees until you come to Cucumber Lane.
  • Turn right and continue along Cucumber Lane until you come to the junction of Woodfield Lane and Tylers Causeway.
  • Turn left at the junction and continue east along Tylers Causeway for a few yards until you reach a track on the right.
  • Take the track and walk past a lodge on your left and a bungalow on your right.
  • Shortly after passing the bungalow look out for a public footpath on your right.
  • Take this path for 1.5 miles until you reach the B158 again.
  • Cross the road and continue along Grubbs Lane.
  • Shortly after the lane dips and rises again you will see a public footpath on the right.
  • Take this path and cross the field until you reach a hedge.
  • You will notice the path cuts through the crops and then follows a track down to a spot where four tracks meet near a gap between the fields.
  • Go through the gap, across a small stream, and turn left following the path round with the hedge on your left and the field on your right.
  • At the fourth oak tree on your left you will see a kissing gate.
  • Go through the gate, cross a small footbridge, cross another field, go through a kissing gate, across another footbridge, another kissing gate and you emerge in The Woodman car park.
  • Have a well-deserved pint on the hill.

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About these walks

Ellie and David BrewerNote: All these walks are based around local pubs and were tested, mapped out and uploaded to this website by David and Ellie Brewer, pictured right.

The first in the collection are about three to four miles long and fairly easy. Allow two hours for most.

The later additions, from walk 16 onwards are longer. The North Mymms Way, which is walk 22 is a half day walk of about 12 miles which will take about four hours.

All the walks are fairly easy if you are able to cross step stiles, negotiate bachelor gates, traverse the occasional muddy path, and manage small hills. Boots and wet weather gear, a bottle of water, a snack, and the correct map for the area are recommended.

We recommend you buy the Ordnance Survey Landranger map for the area, number 166.

The walks are all within a 15 minute drive of Brookmans Park and include some villages to the east such as Bayford and Brickendon.

The Brookmans Park Newsletter can take no responsibility for paths that have been fenced off or closed since this series of walks was published. Some signs, stiles, and gates might also have been damaged or hidden since these walks were published.

Feedback is always welcome. If you have any comments you can add them in the comments box under each walk. There is also a discussion thread in this site's forum. As with all these walks, please do check the pub opening hours before setting off to make sure you are not left disappointed. You might want to read the Ramblers advice on your right to walk before setting off so you know what to do if you meet unexpected obstacles.


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