Wadesmill and Sacombe Park Circular Walk

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Wadesmill and Sacombe Park Circular Walk is a 9.3 kilometer loop trail located near Ware, Hertfordshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 9.3 km Elevation Gain: 203 m Route Type: Loop

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A circular walk from the small village of Wadesmill in Hertfordshire. This delightful walking route leads you through rolling arable farmland, small woodlands and landscaped parkland, visiting a former farm of the Knights Templar, a former country mansion and a former Roman road along the way. For the return leg, you will be following the course of The Bourne, a seasonal waterway that runs visibly in the winter months, but that disappears underground in the summer. There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy along the way, keep your eyes peeled for woodland and farm birds, birds of prey and butterflies in abundance. The walk follows a mixture of unmade paths through arable fields, meadows and woodlands, plus a couple of stretches on tarmac, along a parkland access drive and a quiet access lane. Some stretches can become muddy after rain and in winter, and a couple of short stretches are narrow and can be a little overgrown (so shorts are not recommended). You will need to negotiate a couple of kissing gates, some steps and a few footbridges, but there are no stiles on route. The farmland is all arable, so you will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. You will see plenty of gamebirds and also some free-roaming guinea fowl in a couple of meadows, so take care with dogs. Allow 3 hours.

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