Castles, Woods and Wildlife: Exploring the countryside surrounding Berkhamsted (1901)

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    Start dateMay 27 2023
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    Time09:30 am
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    LocationHP4 2AR
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    Price£5 per Adult, free for under 15s.

This circular walk begins from outside Berkhamsted Train Station. We start our walk passing the historic castle, before very gradually heading uphill towards the Common.

The Common and its surrounds once hosted troops stationed here before they went off to war, it’s mostly wooded now with beech and oak. At the tranquil little hamlet of Frithsden we will take a rest by the green where the Alford Arms is usually open in case the weather is inclement. To return we go through the village of Potten End, down Bullbeggars Lane and then along the Grand Union Canal.
Along the way we will take some short stops to highlight points of interest.

Additional information

It recommended to wear sturdy walking shoes or books, drinking water and a snack. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather and bring a waterproof along.

Julian Wilkes. Wilkes Walks.
We will meet to start the walk at 09:30, at the front of the train station on Lower Kings Road. HP4 2AR. Both free and paid for parking can be found all around Berkhamsted.
6.7 Miles
Medium walks (4-6 miles)
4 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)
Yes (Younger children may find it a struggle)
Yes (The walk starts next to Berkhamsted train station. There are numerous buses which pass through Berkhamsted including the 500 & 501 linking Watford with Aylesbury via Berkhamsted.)