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Walk 2: Wildhill Loop

2.6 miles (4.2 km)

Walk 2: Wildhill Loop  Map created on Map Hub Elements © Thunderforest and © OpenStreetMap contributors
Walk 2: Wildhill Loop
Map created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest and © OpenStreetMap contributors
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This walk includes a sheltered stretch along a wooded bridleway which weaves along a ridge offering excellent views south.


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1: Go through the gate in the south-west corner of The Woodman car park and follow the footpath as it heads SSW. Cross a wooden bridge, go through another gate, and follow the path until it crosses another wooden footbridge. (300m)

2: After the bridge go through a gate on your left and turn right, following a path with the field on your left. Continue as the path bends to the left until you reach a gap in the hedge on the right.  (200m)

3: Go through the gap, cross a small stream, and follow the path uphill heading SW with the field on your left and the hedgerow on your right. (250m)

4: After 80m the path veers left heading diagonally uphill towards a tree on the left. Continue SW with the woodland on your right and the field on your left until you reach a gate leading to Grubbs Lane. (410m)

5: Turn right and walk along the lane. (230m)

6: Soon after Westfield Lodge, take a footpath on your right. Cross the fields walking diagonally NNW heading to the left of the pylon. Continue through another field heading for the woods. (450m)

7: With the woods on your right, continue along the path as it curves first left and then right past a tree on your left until you reach Wildhill Road. (560m)

8: Cross Wildhill Road, and head N along a bridleway. (450m)

9: When you reach a bridleway junction, turn right and head E along a byway called Green Street. Look right for some excellent views across the valley. (880m)

10: The byway eventually reaches West End Lane where you turn right and follow the lane downhill to Wildhill. (500m)

11: Turn left at the junction. The Woodman will be on your right.

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