A 16 mile (~26 km) walk west of Hitchin through the hilly Hertfordshire countryside. We start the walk by passing through Hitchin’s old town where St Mary’s Church, the largest parish church in Hertfordshire is to be found. The route then takes us out the town and through the alder and willow fen woodland along the banks of the river Oughton and on to the village of Pirton. The ancient Icknield Way leads us through a few woods across the most north easterly ridge of The Chilterns and on to Great Offley, where a pub stop is possible. The afternoon follows farm tracks, field boundaries and shaded grassy lanes before making its way back to Hitchin.
The 9:13 train from King’s Cross Station goes direct to Hitchin. If you’d like to take advantage of the group saver ticket please meet us at 8:45. For those driving to Hertfordshire, please meet us at Hitchin’s train station at 9:50.
Return journey: five trains an hour to King’s Cross.
|Booking:||No need to book, just turn up!|
|Meet:||08:45 at King's Cross Station|
|Coming by rail:||Catch the 09:13 train from King's Cross Station. Please check with www.tfl.gov.uk and www.nationalrail.co.uk for any timetable alterations before travelling. For the possibility of buying a GroupSave ticket (3-9 adults travelling together get 1/3 off), please meet at the king's cross station at King's Cross Station at 08:50 and look out for other members of Ibex.|
|Coming by car:||Hitchin Station (9:50)|
|Map:||OS Explorer Map: 193 (Luton & Stevenage)|