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White arrow on green background with name and logoSTOOP (Stevenage Outer Orbital Path)

43 km / 27 miles

Herts
This path encircles Stevenage, and is connected to the town by eight Link Paths, all fully waymarked. Devised by North Herts Ramblers Group to provide an informal, active recreational leisure amenity readily available to the residents of Stevenage and the surrounding villages, the formal opening by the Mayor of Stevenage took place in September 2008.

Generally never more than 3 or 4 miles from the town centre, the undulating STOOP circuit passes through Graveley in the north, through Walkern, along the Beane Valley, via Hooks Cross to Datchworth, Woolmer Green, Knebworth Park, St Ippollitts, Little Wymondley and back to Graveley, for the most part using local footpaths and bridleways. The paths are well maintained and signed.

The path is specifically designed to be reached by public transport. From Stevenage town centre there are regular bus services (but more limited on Sunday) to Graveley (the northernmost point of the walk) and to Woolmer Green (the southernmost). Details are on www.intalink.org.uk. Graveley and Woolmer Green are about 14 miles apart, on either the easterly or westerly route and both villages are well served with pubs.

There is no paper publication yet but one is expected in Spring 2009. The route description may be downloaded from the links below.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
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Waymark
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Attributes
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Start and Finish
TL230279 - Graveley, Herts
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Desc (PDF)
STOOP (Stevenage Outer Orbital Path) (North Herts Ramblers - 2008)
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Route Desc (PDF)
STOOP Bus Routes PDF (North Herts Ramblers)
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
Hotels
Ramada Cromwell Stevenage  (bookable online)
1 Km
6 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Kings' House  (bookable online)
4 Km
18 Km
Hotels
The Lord Lister Hotel  (bookable online)
2 Km
36 Km

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Route Profile:

43.9 Km (27.3 miles)
499 m (1,637 ft) ascent
158 m (518 ft)  maximum height