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Purple Arrow with 'H' on white background and walk name around.HOOP Hitchin Outer Orbital Path


19 km / 12 miles
The Hitchin Outer Orbital Path was created in the summer of 2010 as a way of linking up a whole series of paths and public right of ways (and a few urban roads) to make one 12-mile route around the town.
Itís a walk of great contrasts, including as it does historic townscapes, cosy suburbia, shady woodlands, sun-bleached field edges, and two wetland nature reserves.


Waymark: Purple Arrow with 'H' on white background and walk name around.
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Purple Arrow with 'H' on white background and walk name around.
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: TL184290 -   View on StreetMap
Finish: Market Square, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Web Sites: HOOP - Hitchin Outer Orbital Path HOOP Fly Through [YouTube video] HOOP [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download HOOP - Hitchin Outer Orbital Path  (North Hertfordshire Ramblers  - 2019 ) Download
External download Walk the HOOP  (Chiltern Society ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.

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19.0 km (11.8 miles)
182 m (597 ft) ascent
97 m (318 ft)  maximum height

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