Walking trails in Herts

Hertfordshire has so many possibilities for outdoor adventures! Now we're getting close to warmer weather, it's important that everyone get some fresh air and to see some glorious flowers and plants, nature and our beautiful rolling countryside! Here are some of the classic trails for you to tackle right now...

The Chilterns

Gracing the west edge of Hertfordshire are one of the country's most beautiful AONBs, the Chilterns. With its hills and wooded areas and of course the views (oh, the views!), the area is popular with walkers wanting to discover more of the great outdoors. Amble the Chilterns

Ashridge Estate

Why not head to Ashridge Estate, an area of the Chilterns with over 80 miles of footpaths to do some woodland wandering? As it’s an area of the Chilterns, the Estate is sprinkled with woodland and pretty villages. There are plenty of routes to follow – but a favourite is the circular trail that starts in Aldbury village and follows the Ridgeway National Trail to Ivinghoe Beacon and back along the Ashridge boundary. Walking on the Estate

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Tring Park

Walking gently through a shaded woodland, on a warm springtime day sounds quite ideal no? Not all walks you venture on need to be tough, over 10 miles or time limited, and Tring Park is perfect for a mellow wander. In the 264-acre park you can discover the history of what was once a Rothschild estate, and explore the natural features such as wildflowers to the viewpoint ‘rond point’, with views stretching to the Chilterns and the man-made ones such as the Rothschild gamekeepers summer house.  All walks of life in Tring

Alban Way

Between St Albans and Hatfield there was once a branch railway line that connected the Great Northern Railway that closed in 1969. Today, the six-and-a-half-mile route is open to cyclists and walkers to enjoy traffic free. Start your walk off in Cottonmill Lane in St Albans and spot sights such as the Blackberry Arch and the River Ver, through to Wrestlers Bridge in Hatfield. You could even extend the jaunt to Hatfield House. Get on your way