WALKING AROUND HERTFORD HEATH
Walking is an enjoyable way to keep fit and Hertford Heath is a naturally beautiful area to explore.
It is one of a very few patches of surviving heathland in Hertfordshire which supports a special mix of wildlife.
Surrounded by nature reserves, the village provides the ideal base from where you can discover the delights of Balls Wood or Hobbyhorse Wood all expertly managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
Walking Britain list a range of walks from easy circular walks to more demanding longer routes. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPS files.
The walks cover much of the attractive countryside around Hertford Heath. Routes pass many historic buildings including churches, country houses and wartime establishments. Many of the walks include sections of long distance footpaths.
The East Herts Health Walks programme is part of a countrywide programme of FREE, led walks.
Walkers need to register, either online or in person before attending a walk. A programme of upcoming health walks is published and updated on the website and you can keep up to date by signing up to an e-bulletin
It’s also possible to register as a Health Walk Leader to make new friends, improve your health and help the Hertfordshire Health Walks scheme.