Walks

Living Magazines Great Gaddesden from near the start of the walk

Hertfordshire Mansions and Parklands

A circular walk from Great Gaddesden created by Walking Britain. START/FINISH: Dirt layby on the A4146 (Grid ref TL030116), the Hemel Hempstead to Leighton Buzzard Road at Great Gaddesden DISTANCE: 7 miles / 11.4 km TERRAIN: Easy to moderate; ascent: 560 feet / 170 metres  MAPS: Ordnance Survey Explorer 181 You can view Walking Britain’s […]

Living Magazines Penn Jubilee Wood

Penn Jubilee Wood Walk

A more strenuous walk that visits Jubilee Wood, planted in 2012 to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee, and several historic villages. There are a couple of shorter options. START: The Red Lion, Elm Rd, Penn HP10 8LF. Grid ref:SU 907937. Park alongside Widmer Pond, opposite The Red Lion DISTANCE: 10 miles/16km, with shorter 5 and […]

Living Magazines Berko common

Graham Greene’s Common

The walk takes in various parts of Berkhamsted and Northchurch Common which feature significantly in the works of Graham Greene. The route includes Kitchener’s Field, the car park at the top of New Road (an alternative start and finish point) the Common, Frithsden Beeches and the WW1 practice trenches.  START/END: Berkhamsted Railway Station or the […]

Living Magazines Aldbury Ashridge Drovers Walk

Ashridge Drovers Walk

The Ashridge Drovers Walk has 4-mile or 6-mile circular route options through farmland, woodland and commonland and past the National Trust Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre. START/END: Tring station DISTANCE: Short route 4 miles (6.4km), Long route 6 miles (9.7km) MAP: Ordnance Survey Explorer 181 Chiltern Hills North You can download Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural […]

Living Magazines Pitstone Hill

Pitstone Hill

This walk is about 3.5 miles long. An easy stretch for a Sunday afternoon. START/END: Memorial Hall car park DISTANCE: Approximately 3.5 miles (5.6km) You can download Pitstone Parish Council’s full description of the walk here. The Walk Starting from the Memorial Hall car park go across the recreation ground to the roundabout and turn […]

Living Magazines Little Tring Walk Kingfisher

Little Tring

Discover the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal and the historic Tringford pumping station on this circular walk, which starts from Tring Town Centre START/END: Frogmore Street East car park DISTANCE: Approximately 3 miles (5km) allow 1hr 3om MAP: Ordnance Survey Explorer 181 Chiltern Hills North You can download Tring Town Council’s full description […]

Living Magazines Wendover Woods Walk

Wendover Woods and Back

We’re lucky to have some great half-day and full-day circular walks taking in stretches of The Ridgeway on our doorstep. The one we have chosen for this issue is from the Chilterns Country Views of the Vale collection. START/END: Wendover Railway Station, Grid Reference: SP849067 DISTANCE: 7 miles, allow 3½ to 4 hours TERRAIN: Uphill […]

Living Magazines Berkhamsted_Ashridge walk

Berkhamsted and Ashridge

This stile-free walk offers some great views over Berkhamsted from Ashridge as well as fields, valleys and woodland. START/END: Berkhamsted Railway Station, Station Approach, Berkhamsted HP4 2AR DISTANCE: 5 miles MAPS: OS Explorer 181, Chiltern Society 17 & 20 TERRAIN: Easy stile-free walking on level paths with three uphill sections PARKING: Berkhamsted Railway Station and […]

Living Magazines Pitstone Towards Ivinghoe Beacon

Pitstone Aldbury

This walk initially follows the ancient Ridgeway with stunning views from the top of Pitstone Hill before returning through the beautiful woodland of the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate. START/END: Tring Railway Station, Station Road, Tring HP23 5QR Grid ref: SP 950122. An alternative start point is the National Trust Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre car park. […]

Living Magazines Walks Around Town Summer 2020 Hiking Boots

Walks Around Town

This walk is called ‘The Devil’s Own Footsteps’ and is a 4.3 mile linear walk starting at Berkhamsted Railway Station and ending at Bovingdon Memorial Hall. START: Berkhamsted Railway Station. END: Bovingdon Memorial Hall DISTANCE: Approximately 4.3 miles (7km) MAPS: OS Explorer 181, Chiltern Society Footpath Map No19, Berkhamsted Citizens Association Footpath Map You can […]

Living Magazines Drayton Beauchamp Church

Drayton Beauchamp

This is one of the walks recommended by Tring Town Council, and takes in Drayton Beauchamp and the surrounding countryside. START/END: At the car park behind Dolphin Square. Marked (1) on the map. DISTANCE: Approximately 4.5 miles (7.5km) MAP: Ordnance Survey Explorer 181 Chiltern Hills North You can download Tring Town Council’s full description and […]

Living Magazines Katy Etherington Duncombe Terrace Accessible Walk

Walks With a Wheelchair

This issue our walk is at Ashridge and it’s our first fully accessible walk. Our thanks to Katy Etherington for her write up. Duncombe Terrace is situated within the National Trust Estate of Ashridge. It offers a wheelchair, scooter and bike-friendly trail through an ancient wildlife-rich woodland, alongside open common with fabulous views across chalk […]