Ware and the River Ash

This is a circular walk of approximately 3 miles (4.8 km). There are three stiles and the climb up Widbury Hill is steep.

The walk begins just beyond Ware at the speed limit signs on the B1004.

The name Ware is a corruption of weir, of which there are several on the Rivers Ash and Lea. There has been a settlement at Ware for over 5,000 years, with mesolithic remains being found. It was a substantial Roman settlement and medieval Ware is mentioned in the Canterbury Tales. Ware went on to become a centre of the malting trade, hence the many malting mills in the town.

Ware and the River Ash Walk