Berkhamsted and Grand Union Canal Circular Walk

MODERATE 1 reviews

Berkhamsted and Grand Union Canal Circular Walk is a 5.3 kilometer loop trail located near Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

5.3 km
125 m

kid friendly


nature trips



city walk

A pub walk from the Kings Arms in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. The Kings Arms restaurant, bar and rooms provides the perfect place to eat, drink and relax in a stylish setting. The walking route takes in the highlights of historic Berkhamsted, including the town hall and castle remains, as well as exploring a pretty stretch of the Grand Union Canal. There's a short climb to reach the countryside to the north where you will be rewarded with great views over the town and may even have the chance to meet some donkeys. The route follows a mixture of pavements/towpath and field/woodland paths, the latter of which can be fairly muddy after rain and in winter. There are several steady ascents and descents throughout. You will need to negotiate some flights of steps and several kissing gates along the way. There are public toilets in the car park at the start of the walk. Dogs are welcome in the castle grounds as long as they are on a lead. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Pleasant walk through the town and pretty stretch of canal. Road and rail traffic is close for much of the way so not the quietest ramble.

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