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Hertford Challenge Walk

40 km / 25 miles

Starting and finishing in Hertford, this new John Merrill challenge walk follows the Rivers Beane, Rib and Lee via Puckeridge. It visits Waterford Meadows, Woodhall and Sacombe Parks, Dane End, Puckeridge and historical Standon and goes on beside the River Rib to Thundridge then over the 'hill' to drop down into Ware, to then follow the River Lee Navigation back to Hertford. There is s badge and certificate for the successful completers.

There is a an opportunity to join John Merrill to walk the route from Hertford at 9am on 19 May 2013 - see his website for details.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Easy; River
Start and Finish
TL326125 - Hertford Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Hertford Challenge Walk (John Merrill Foundation - 2013)
Badge & Certificate


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
B & B Accommodation
The Kings' House  (bookable online)
2 Km
3 Km
High Trees Farm  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
18 Km

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Route Profile:

39.5 Km (24.5 miles)
453 m (1,486 ft) ascent
124 m (407 ft)  maximum height