5 great walks near the River Lea

PUBLISHED: 08:30 18 February 2020 | UPDATED: 08:38 18 February 2020

River Lea at Wheathampstead by Peter O'Connor (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/vUvnae

River Lea at Wheathampstead by Peter O'Connor (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/vUvnae

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A selection of walks in Hertfordhire’s Lea Valley

Harpenden to Lemsford

The Lea Valley Walk stretches for 50 miles following the River Lea. While much of it is rural, on this stretch, you can also pass by a long-gone train line and stately grounds.

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Lemsford to Hatfield Park

An added watery element to this section of the route as you pass by Stanborough Lakes, a popular destination for for watersports, fishing and birdwatching. You then head south, skirting the edge of Welwyn Garden City and onto Hatfield Park

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Hatfield to Hertford

We take a diversion from the Lea Valley Walk route and the riverside at Hatfield as we follow the Cole Green Way, which gives you four peaceful miles of trekking right into to the county town.

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Hertford to Broxbourne

Another walk taking in a section of the Lea Valley Walk, this time we follow the river eight miles downstream from Hertford to Broxbourne, where you can return home via train.

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Little Berkhamsted

Head for higher ground at Little Berkhamsted, place that lies 400 metres above sea level. You will experience quintessential Hertfordshire countryside as well remnants of the area's old industries.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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