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CPRE Hertfordshire Walk of the month 5 The Cole Green Way and Panshanger Park

Looking across Repton's Broadwater in Panshanger Park Looking across Repton's Broadwater in Panshanger Park Elizabeth Hamilton

The walk starts and finishes at point A on the map, in the Cole Green Way car park between Cole Green and Letty Green, just south of the A414 between Welwyn Garden City and Hertford. The turning for the car park and picnic area is close to the Cowper Arms pub and adjacent to the former railway bridge.

Our May walk of just under 5¼ miles explores Green Belt countryside in East Hertfordshire and Welwyn Hatfield Districts, to the east of Welwyn Garden City. The proposed Birchall Garden Suburb on the eastern edge of Welwyn GC and spreading out towards Panshanger Lane and the A414 would eventually comprise 2,550 new homes in what is now Green Belt.

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.


If you walk this route and have any feedback/photos you would like to share with us, we would be delighted to hear from you.
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