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*Knebworth House

'The Gardens at Knebworth are delightful throughout the season. The 28 acre formal gardens include a maze, colourful borders, fine trees and a wilderness area with an exciting Dinosaur Trail ...'

*North Hertfordshire District Council

Details of Parks and Open Spaces and links to Walks and Cycle Routes around and about North Hertfordshire.

*North Herts Ramblers Group

North Herts Ramblers won the Ramblers' Best Led Walks Programme Award for the UK in 2013. 'The successful Walks Programme has been evolving over a number of years. The traditional Sunday long walk of 10 to 15 miles continues as the central feature and can attract ten to thirty people. The majority of the walks are in the North Hertfordshire countryside but can extend out into The Chilterns ... '

Hertfordshire Way
Distance (miles)194

'Circular route along public rights-of-way within the County of Hertfordshire ... The route has been chosen to pass through a variety of Hertfordshire scenery, mostly in open countryside but also passing through some of our more interesting and attractive villages.  Hertford and St Albans, as the County Town and main historic centre respectively, are the only large towns on the route.'

Description from

The Friends of The Hertfordshire Way

HOOP - Hitchin Outer Orbital Path
Distance (miles)12

'The HOOP follows public rights of way,countryside paths and some pavements to form a 12 mile (19.3km) route around Hitchin town centre and surrounding countryside.'

Description from

North Herts Ramblers Group

Kingfisher Way
Distance (miles)21

'This is a delightful walk along the River Ivel from Baldock to Roxton. You start off at the source of the river at Ivel springs, Baldock, and follow the river north through Stotfold, Henlow, Langford, Biggleswade, Sandy and Blunham.'

Letchworth Garden City Greenway
Distance (miles)14

'The Greenway is a circular route that surrounds the Garden City estate allowing you to discover the countryside without ever straying far from the town; it truly is "where town and country meet" ... If you are looking for a smaller trail in Letchworth Garden City, look no further. Here you can find a series of circular walks, all linking to the Greenway. All starting points can be identified on the Greenway Map.'

North Chiltern Trail
Distance (miles)42

'The North Chiltern Trail is designed to encourage people to explore this lovely area on foot and is being created by combining the original and extended routes of The Chiltern Way footpath in the North Chilterns. This will provide a 67km/42 mile circular walking route through some of the most delightful Chiltern countryside of Bedfordshire and north Hertfordshire, including parts of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.'

Description from

Chiltern Society

Stagenhoe and St Paul's Walden Walk
Distance (miles)6

'Stagenhoe is a Grade II listed stately home and surrounding gardens located in the village of St Paul's Walden in Hertfordshire. It is approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of Hitchin. It is one of two large manors with fine grounds in the village, the other being the historic home of the Bowes-Lyon family St Paul's Walden Bury.'

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