Brookmans and Gobions Wood Walk

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Brookmans and Gobions Wood Walk is a 6.1 kilometer loop trail located near Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 6.1 km Elevation Gain: 91 m Route Type: Loop

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pub walk

A circular pub walk from Brookmans public house in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire. Brookmans sits at the heart of the Brookmans Park community, right on the green, and offers tempting refreshments for locals and visitors alike. The walking route heads south to explore the magical Gobions Open Space, a former historic pleasure gardens with pretty brook, large lake and bluebell woodlands. For the optional final mile, you will travel through open countryside, passing the famous Royal Veterinary College along the way. The walk follows mainly unmade woodland and meadow paths which are particularly prone to becoming muddy at times. The paths are also very uneven in part with a few steep slopes and exposed tree roots. You will need good boots all year round and wellingtons with grips are recommended after periods of rain or in winter and spring. There are no stiles or livestock on route, but you will need to negotiate several kissing gates, footbridges and flights of woodland steps. Allow 2 hours.

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over grown
2 months ago

We’ve done this trail before and loved it so returned with friends. Gorgeous start to the walk however once you leave the quarry area and cross Ray Brook the footpath is so overgrown it’s almost impossible to walk through. We also had to walk the road around the next section as the field was so overgrown with stinging nettles there was no way through. Then the footpath along the Vets college was closed! Fantastic start but awful second half. I’m sure at another time of year when weeds aren’t growing it will be a great walk again.

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bugs
4 months ago

amazing trail, lots of.horses to meet and greet along the way

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4 months ago

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