Hertfordshire Chain Walk 6:
Bramfield Woods South
25 October 2008
Today Henry accompanied Stephen
on another visit to the Hertfordshire Chain Walk. The route is a series of 15 circular walks which link
together to create a chain, running from the northern edges of Enfield to
Cambridgeshire. With the walks being
circular they can be started from any point and walked in either direction. The
sixth walk was started from Bramfield Woods, between Welwyn Garden City and
Watton at Stone.
The first section of the walk was along a road, but it was a delightful road
through the woods, with the only traffic being two horses.
Emerging onto a bridleway through farmland, Henry has a run - and made a lot of
Reluctantly sitting still in front of Queen Hoo Hall, an early Elizabethan
Making our way through Park Wood
An arch of trees over the footpath as we head towards Bacon's Farm
Turning north, and a view across large fields back to Park Wood
The footpath across fields (to the large tree on the left), with the houses of
St Andrew's church, Bramfield. Originally dating from Saxon times, it was
rebuilt in 1090 and 1370, and the tower added in 1840.
The Grandison Arms in Bramfield
The village green in Bramfield
Entering Bramfield Woods, Henry is getting rather muddy and covered in leaves
Fungi at the top of a tree as we near the car.
Quite a pleasant walk, and a nice way to spend a Saturday morning, but not
hugely thrilling either - though what can you expect from Hertfordshire? It was
a bit of a shame that the cloud came earlier than promised, as it was supposed
to be clear blue skies until lunchtime.
Total distance 8.4 km with 117 metres of ascent in a minute less than two hours.
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