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Sunday, 23 June 2019

Sunday Walk - Rolling Hills of Hertfordshire: Watton-At-Stone Circular

Length: 21.5 km (13.4 mi)
Ascent/Descent: 300m
Net Walking Time: 5 hours
Toughness: 5 out of 10

Take the 10.13 Stevenage train from Moorgate (Old Street 10.15, Essex Road 10.18, Highbury & Islington 10.21, Finsbury Park 10.27 etc.), arrives Watton-at-Stone 11.12.
Return trains: xx.05 and xx.35.

Still “…possibly one of the most underrated walks on the website…”

This walk is in the gentle rolling hills and little wooded areas of rural Hertfordshire, with a particularly attractive stretch alongside the River Beane near the end and some shady green lanes, quiet country lanes, some rivers, occasional far views, a brutalist water tower at Tonwell and several attractive houses, with the last and largest of them on the Woodhall Estate near Watton, the most impressive, along the way and a couple of cozy pubs at the end.

Lunch: The Boot Inn in Dane End, Ware (8.0 km/5.0 mi, food 13.00-16.00) or at The Whitehill Golf Course near Dane End (9.5 km/5.9 mi, food to 15.00).
Tea: The Bull or The George & Dragon, both on the High Street in Watton.
For walk directions, map, height profile, some photos and gpx/kml files click here. t=swc.94

1 comment:

PeteG said...

n=6 on this enjoyable walk. 4 off the train, 1 by car, and 1 on an earlier train. The Boot had good beer & were very friendly, but not busy. No report on food as we just had 1 baguette, 1 roast potatoes & 1 chips between us. A late divergence meant we ended up in different pubs, but regrouped on the return train.