Welcome to Walks From The Woodman

The Woodman, Wildhill is producing a booklet containing 10 walks that start and finish in the pub’s car park. The circular walks range from 2.6 to 8.5 miles long. Many use the same paths out of The Woodman car park before branching off to explore different areas of the local countryside. The site has been created by two Woodman regulars who run the Hertfordshire Walker website.

Walk 4: Candlestick Loop

Walk 4: Candlestick Loop  Map created on Map Hub Elements © Thunderforest and © OpenStreetMap contributors
Walk 4: Candlestick Loop
Map created on Map Hub
Elements © Thunderforest and © OpenStreetMap contributors

This walk follows the route of Walk 1: The Camfield Place Loop before heading off on a detour along part of The Hertfordshire Way.


3.5 miles (5.6 km)

1: Take the footpath south of the beer garden on the east side of the car park. Walk uphill and diagonally SE across the field and go through a gate in the hedgerow. Head SSE until you reach another gate at the edge of woodland. With the woodland on your left, head SE until the path crosses a field and goes through a gap in the hedgerow to the B158. (540m)

2: Cross the road and turn left, walking NE along the east side of the B158 towards the right-hand bend in the road at the point where Wild Hill goes off to the left. (315m)

3: Turn right along a footpath which follows a private road heading SE. After 140m the footpath veers left to reach a wooden footbridge and a gate. Go through the gate and head NE with the woods on your right until you reach Hornbeam Lane. (415m)

4: Turn left on Hornbeam Lane and walk NW until you reach the B158. Opposite you will see a path. Cross the road and take this track continuing NW until you reach a footpath sign. (310m)

5: Turn right and head NE through Duncan’s Wood and downhill along a sheltered track between the fields until you come to a gate and a footpath crossing. (480m)

6: Your way is left heading NW keeping Essendon Brook on your right. Cross the footbridge and climb out of the valley. (740m)

7: At the top of the hill turn right on a byway open to all traffic (BOAT). Follow this byway as it heads N until you reach a path on your left leading up hill. (500m)

8: Take this path as it heads WNW to The Candlestick. (440m)

9: When you reach The Candlestick turn left on West End Lane and head S until you reach a T-junction. (1.7km)

10: Turn left at the junction and you will see The Woodman on your right. (160m)

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