Gaddesden Estate Circular Walk

MODERATE 6 reviews

Gaddesden Estate Circular Walk is a 7.6 kilometer loop trail located near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 7.6 km Elevation Gain: 223 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips

trail running


bird watching


pub walk

NOTE: The Old Chequers pub is currently closed, however it is still possible to park at the site and the walking route itself remains open. A circular pub walk from the Old Chequers in Gaddesden Row, Hertfordshire. The Old Chequers is an independent, family run pub serving delicious fresh food, where walkers and their canine pals are made very welcome. The walking route explores the stunning surrounding Hertfordshire countryside, discovering the picturesque and historic Gaddesden Estate and a stretch of the Chiltern Way. You will enjoy peaceful tracks leading you between rolling fields and pockets of mixed woodland with expansive views throughout. Along the way, you will see some of the estate's historic buildings including Gaddesden Place and the Golden Parsonage. The walk is relatively flat for the most part, with just a few gentle slopes. The chalk paths can get very muddy in winter and after periods of rain. There are no stiles on route. The first mile (to Briden's Camp) has no gates and follows wide chalk tracks, so in dry periods a 2 mile out and back version of the route would be suitable for rugged pushchairs and rugged disability buggies. For the remainder of the route, you will need to negotiate a few kissing gates plus some gaps alongside vehicle gates. You will cross a couple of horse paddocks and two sheep pastures, so take particular care with dogs at these points. There is a 300 metre stretch along the edge of a country lane which needs care. Allow 2.5 hours.

over grown
25 days ago

alot of this trail is over grown and it's also very smelly due to being amongst farms. there were so many flies as well

3 months ago

Took a party of 21 people on this walk on Monday 15th March 2019 .Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the walk - with good views , different scenery, as described relatively flat and it was not very muddy - which is good for March. Very easy to follow instructions. We had lunch at The Crown & Sceptre, looked after us very well. Whilst the majority were ok regarding their food a couple of people felt that the food was not very good. The Old Chequers is still closed - though there was some work being carried out inside.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

We did this lovely walk today - instructions were clear, weather was great, views were beautiful; thoroughly recommend (although can see it could get muddy through winter).

Friday, July 07, 2017

Very good clear directions an easy walk

27 days ago

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