The White Horse and Rothamsted Park Walk

moderate 2 reviews

The White Horse and Rothamsted Park Walk is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 452 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching



historic site

pub walk

A circular pub walk (including an easy-access option) from the White Horse in Hatching Green near Harpenden in Hertfordshire. The White Horse is a delightful pub with a cosy bar, a light and fresh dining room, a leafy garden and a sunny terrace, perfect for refreshments before or after your walk. The walking route performs a simple loop through the surrounding countryside, taking in the stately Rothamsted Park and House, the Nickey Line former railway, a bluebell wood, quiet arable fields plus a golf course, and enjoying splendid views along the way. The route follows a mixture of surfaced paths and unmade paths across grass and fields, the latter of which can be muddy in winter or after periods of rain. There are no stiles or livestock on route. The full circuit includes some steady gradients, four kissing gates and a flight of steps plus three road crossings that need care. It also crosses one paddock that may be holding horses and a golf course (so please watch out for any stray flying balls). If you are looking for an easy-access option, by following the outward leg to the bluebell wood (Knott Wood) as an out-and-back route , you will avoid all the obstacles, road crossings, horses and golf course. This version would be suitable for rugged pushchairs and mobility scooters whenever the ground is firm. Allow 2 hours.

5 months ago

Good easy walk for just over an hour. let's you work up an appetite for the pub! No real views during, but very pleasant nonetheless