Berkhamsted and Grand Union Canal Circular Walk

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Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England

Berkhamsted and Grand Union Canal Circular Walk is a 3.3 mile 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.

Length3.3 miElevation gain410 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingRiverCity walk
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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.

Berkhamsted is located on the western edge of Hertfordshire, just north of the A41 between the towns of Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead. The walk starts and finishes from the Kings Arms on the High Street in the centre of the town. There is a convenient car park just opposite, the Water Lane pay and display car park (max 2 hours stay). Approximate post code HP4 3FG. Alternatively, Berkhamsted Station is on the walking route, so you can adjust the walk to arrive by train.

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Auste Foster
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Nice to walk due to the variety: canal, fields (saw deer and sheep), the castle remains. Also, good for raising your heart up because one part is up the small hill (towards the Bridgewater school).

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Sara morrison
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Quite urban, only pretty bit is the start next to the canal.

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colin stuart
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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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Hannes Beiderwieden
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Clyve Hancock
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Stephen Mulcahy
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