Walks and Dog Walks in East Herts

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise - it's simple, accessible and flexible - and there are some great walks in East Herts.

Hertfordshire Health Walks in East Herts

There are Health Walks in several of our parks and open spaces. More information on the Health Walk scheme, when and where they take place and the grading is available from the Countryside Management Service - Health Walks

Bishop's Stortford 'Parks and Beyond' circular walks

Sign posted walking routes linking together five East Herts Council managed open spaces in Bishop's Stortford - for more information visit our Bishop's Stortford Parks and Beyond Walk page.

Circular Riverside Walks

Riverside Trails Circular riverside walks- Hertford to Ware along Lee Navigation, and Bishop's Stortford along the Stort Navigation and through the Town.

Chadwell Way Sculpture Trail, Hertford

Discover a unique five-mile sculpture trail in Hertford, Ware and Great Amwell of small bronzes made by a class of 7 and 8 year old children from St John the Baptist Primary School in Great Amwell.

Foxholes Woodland Walk, Hertford

An all-weather circular walking route that passes through a variety of habitats from grassland to woodland carpeted with bluebells in the spring. More information and a map of the walk is available in our Foxholes Woodland Leaflet [4MB].

Cole Green Way / Hertford to Ware Towpath

The Cole Green Way is a disused railway line that runs from Welwyn to Hertford. The pleasant off-road route is suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The link through Hertford connects to the tow path along the River Lea, taking you to Ware and beyond. Our Cole Green Way Leaflet [1MB] , developed in partnership with Welwyn and Hatfield district Council, combines a clear map with local tourist attractions and visitor facilities.

Stort Valley Project, Sawbridgeworth

A series of walks in and around Sawbridgeworth - see the individual walks for more information:

Lee Valley Walk

The Lee Valley Walk is a 50-mile way marked route, following the River Lee from the Thames, via Hertford and Harpenden to Luton, through a variety of rural and urban landscapes. For more information visit the Visit Lee Valley website - Walking, Running and Cycling in the Lea Valley.

Hertfordshire Walking Routes

Full route information including descriptions, elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads is available on GPS Cycle and Walking Routes website - Hertfordshire

Public Rights of Way

Information on Public Rights of Way in East Herts is available on the Hertfordshire County Council Website.

More information about East Herts

Our Enjoy! A Journey through East Herts leaflet [1MB] takes you through some of our picturesque villages situated between the traditional market towns of Bishop's Stortford, Buntingford, Hertford, Sawbridgeworth and Ware highlighting some of our history and folklore.

Dog Walking

Our parks and open spaces are great places for dogs and their responsible owners. For more information on responsible dog ownership see our Dog Fouling and Dog Control page. There is a bespoke Dog agility course in Southern County Park. Click here for more details