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Ware and the River Ash

This is a fantastic three mile circular walk with loads of variety and interest. If you want a longer walk you could also visit the nearby Amwell Nature Reserve on the River Lea. There is one stile and the climb up Widbury Hill is steep.

The walk begins just east of 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

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The view from Widbury Hill looking out over Ware and miles beyond Terry Over