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Path name & stag's headHertfordshire Way


274 km / 170 miles
The Way provides a route around one of the smallest counties visiting such as Codicote, St Albans, Tring, King's Langley, Cuffley and Bishop's Stortford with contrasting scenery and history.

The route passes through a variety of Hertfordshire scenery, mostly in open countryside but also through some of the more interesting and attractive villages. It includes the fringes of the Chilterns and Ashridge Forest, a National Trust estate. Hertford and St Albans, as the County Town and the main historic centre, are the only large towns on the route.

There is a 24-mile extension providing an alternative, more easterly route, from Cuffley to Hertford, going into the Lea and Ash valleys. This is described in the guidebook in two sections: from Cuffley to Broxbourne (12 miles) and Broxbourne to Hertford (12.5 miles), giving a total route of 194 miles of route.

Although originally inspired by the Ramblers to celebrate the Ramblers' diamond jubilee in 1995, the Friends of The Hertfordshire Way is an autonomous group.


Waymark: Path name & stag's head
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Path name & stag's head
Attributes: Paths marked on OS mapping
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Start and Finish: TL356407 - Royston, Hertfordshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 1998
User Group: Friends of the Hertfordshire Way Friends of the Hertfordshire Way
Web Sites: Friends of the Hertfordshire Way Walking Pages - Hertfordshire Way Jackie McAll - Hertfordshire Way [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Hertfordshire Way: A Walker's Guide  (Friends of the Hertfordshire Way  - 2017 )
E-Book Hertfordshire Way: A walker's guide  (Amazon Media Group  - 2017 )
Certificate Certificate for Hertfordshire Way  (Friends of the Hertfordshire Way )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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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.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 153, 154, 165, 166, 167, 176
OS Landranger Active 153, 154, 165, 166, 167, 176
OS Explorer 173, 174, 181, 182, 193, 194, 195, 209
OS Explorer Active 173, 174, 181, 182, 193, 194, 195, 209

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Route Profile:

273.1 km (169.7 miles)
3,373 m (11,066 ft) ascent
225 m (738 ft)  maximum height

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