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Path name & stag's headHertfordshire Way

267 km / 166 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 an extension not shown on OS mapping of some 24 miles 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 legs, from Cuffley to Broxbourne (12 miles) and Broxbourne to Hertford (12.5 miles), making some 190 miles of route in all.

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


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Path name & stag's head
Path name & stag's head
Average Gradients; Heritage
Start and Finish
TL359403 - Royston, Hertfordshire
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Open Date
User Group
Friends of the Hertfordshire Way
53 Green Drift, Bessemer Road, ROYSTON, Hertfordshire, SG8 5BX

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

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


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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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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
Ramada Cromwell Stevenage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
30 Km
The Lord Lister Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
36 Km
The Straw House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
75 Km
Bunk House
< 1 Km
113 Km
Black Swan  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
162 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Kings' House  (bookable online)
2 Km
198 Km
High Trees Farm  (bookable online)
4 Km
206 Km
B & B Accommodation
Chimneys  (bookable online)
5 Km
229 Km

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GPX Route File
Hertfordshire Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 09/09/2017 12:03:04
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MemoryMap Route File
Hertfordshire Way Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route File
Hertfordshire Way Tracklogs Route file
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Route Profile:

264.9 Km (164.6 miles)
3,262 m (10,702 ft) ascent
221 m (725 ft)  maximum height