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The April site is situated in the Green Belt between Bragbury End and Hooks Cross to the southeast of Stevenage, where a new development of 550 homes is proposed. The walk starts and finishes in the village of Aston, and if timed for late April or early May should feature bluebells in Astonbury Woods.

Throughout 2018, our walk each month will feature the corresponding site in our "Countryside Under Threat" calendar. Our aim is to highlight these sites and raise their profile in aid of local campaigns to prevent their inappropriate development.

 This 4.2 mile circular walk was devised by CPRE Herts' Trustee Eliza Hermann.

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The walk of just over 5½ miles starts and finishes in Eastwick, just off the A414 road 7 miles east of Hertford. The route climbs onto the high land to the north of the Stort valley, taking in Gilston Park and the remote Gilston church, the World War Two airfield at Hundson and Hunsdon village, before returning to Eastwick. It mostly crosses agricultural land and the paths can be muddy after wet weather. There is one stile.

Throughout 2018, our walk each month will feature the corresponding site in our "Countryside Under Threat" calendar. Our aim is to highlight these sites and raise their profile in aid of local campaigns to prevent their inappropriate development.

 

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This 3.5 mile circular walk starts and finishes at the free public car park at Whitwell Recreation Ground on Bradway, just east of the B651 and was devised by CPRE Herts' Trustee Eliza Hermann.

The February site is in Whitwell. Whitwell is a historic village in St Paul's Walden parish in rural North Hertfordshire. Proposal SP2 in the district's emerging local plan would result in 41 new homes being built on open countryside land to the west of the village.

Throughout 2018, our walk each month will feature the corresponding site in our "Countryside Under Threat" calendar. Our aim is to highlight these sites and raise their profile in aid of local campaigns to prevent their inappropriate development.

 

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This circular walk of a little over 4 miles starts and finishes in Tring, just off the A41 in the west of the county.

The route takes in the designed landscape of grassland and woodland in Tring Park, then reaches the highest point in Hertfordshire at 803 feet (244 metres) above sea level, before descending the wooded Chilterns scarp to return to Tring.

All of the route is within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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This circular walk of about 5¼ miles starts and finishes in Barkway, which is situated on the B1368 3½ miles south of Royston in the north of the county.

The route takes in the village of Reed with its Saxon church and includes a short detour to enjoy the fine views from the chalk escarpment over the flat land to the north.

There is another short detour to visit the site of a long-abandoned moated settlement, before returning across the fields to Barkway.

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This 4.7 mile circular walk in Hertsmere that ventures inside the M25 was devised by CPRE Herts' Trustee Eliza Hermann , and includes some lovely footpaths, spectacular views, and interesting woodlands.


The walk starts and finishes at beautiful Shenley Park which is run by the Shenley Park Trust. You can visit the apple orchard, the wildflower meadow, the walled garden, or stop for refreshments at the aptly named Cafe in the Orchard.

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This 4.5 mile circular walk was devised and test walked by Liz Hamilton. This circular walk starts and finishes in Wilstone village, two miles north west of Tring Hertfordshire.

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