• Start: Ware Railway Station
  • End: Ware Railway Station
  • Country: England
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Type: Country
  • Nearest pub:
  • Ordnance Survey: OS Explorer 174
  • Difficulty: Medium


Head for Ware and enjoy a countryside and river walk, courtesy of the Countryside Management Service

ENJOY a walk through the countryside and along the edge of the River Lee at Ware. This walks starts from Ware railway station and crosses Kings Meads, the riverside area between there and Hertford.
This is managed in a way that is sympathetic to wildlife and parts are a nature reserve run by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
The route is flat and circular and at 3.8 miles or 6.3 km long, it should take about two hours. There are toilets and car parks near the start.
After your walk head into Ware town for some much needed refreshments or the chance to explore some of its shops.

The route
Turn left out of Ware railway station along Station Road. Cross Amwell End Road into Broadmeads and follow the cycle route along the railway line then across the meadows to meet a path along the River Lee.
Do not follow the towpath turn left across the meadows to a gate by the railway line. Cross with care, then pass a small building on your right and along an embankment above wetlands. At the base of a chalk bank, turn right and go under the viaduct with housing then allotments on your left.
Turn right at Mead Lane, back over the railway, and turn right again back onto Kings Meads. Keep by the hedge on your left until you reach the lock where you reach half way along the route.
To return to the start, turn right and follow the towpath by the River Lee all the way back to Ware. At Amwell End Road, go right past the shops then left back to the station.

Start and Finish Ware Railway Station
Distance 3.8 miles (6.3 km)
Time 2 hours
Map OS Explorer 174

Find out more
The Countryside Management Service (CMS) works with landowners and communities to develop projects that enhance landscape and biodiversity, as well as encouraging people to understand and enjoy the countryside across Hertfordshire. For more information contact the CMS on 01462 459395
or email

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