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Walks In & Around Hitchin & the Villages

Published: 9th April 2016 14:04

Please click on the links for more information about each walk.


Graveley Village Sign

5 miles: An archaeological walk around Graveley and Weston.
7 miles
: A circular walk from Weston through Graveley and Warren's Green.


Hexton Village Sign

5 miles, 7 miles, 12 miles and 13 miles: Starting in Hexton a series of walks through Pegsdon, Barton-le-clay (12 miles) and Lilley (13 miles) into the Chiltern Hills on the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire borders.
10 miles
: A walk along the Icknield Way by travel writer Christopher Somerville.


Hitchin Sign

0.5, 0.9 and 1.25 miles: Three short walks through Oughtonhead Nature Reserve (some wheelchair and pushchair friendly).
12 miles: The Hitchin Outer Orbital Path (HOOP) through Hitchin and surrounding villages.


Lilley Village Sign

2 or 5 miles: The Chalk Hills Walk through the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Offley Village Sign

2 or 5 miles: The Three Springs Walk through the Chilterns around Offley.


Pirton Village Sign

3.5 miles: The Straw Plaiters Walk south west of Pirton.
6.4 miles
: A walk along the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border to the south of Pirton.


Preston Village Sign

5 miles: A walk in rolling hills between Preston and Kings Walden.

St Pauls Walden

St Pauls Walden Sign

7 miles: A circular walk north of St Paul's Walden through Little Almshoe.
7 miles
: A circular walk south of St Paul's Walden through Bendish, Cuckold's Cross and Whitwell.


Weston Village Sign

5.5 miles: A circular walk north of Weston through Clothall.
6 miles
: The Golden Jubilee Walk in the rolling hills around Weston.

Barn Owl Walks

2 or 3.5 miles: A series of walks in Holwell, Ickleford and Pirton.

The Hicca Way

A series of walks in Arlesey, Ickleford, Hitchin and Charlton.

The North Chiltern Trail

A 42-mile circular walking route through the Chilterns, which can be divided into nine sections. Starting at Lilley, the Trail goes through Pegsdon Hill, Great Offley, Preston, St Paul's Walden, Whitwell, Peter's Green and Breachwood Green.

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