Our Favourite Walks
Below are some of our Favourite walks. Some we use fo our Client walks as they are quiet with big open spaces and others we use on the weekends with our own dogs.
We love this walk, fantastic place to go with friends. Both the two and four legged variety
A new country park and nature reserve on the historic Panshanger Estate between Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. Currently 250 acres of the park are open to the public. This includes open access fields and marked trails through historic woodland and alongside the beautiful River Mimram.
Dogs are welcome, but owners are respectfully asked to please help protect the natural wildlife and grazing livestock by keeping all dogs on a lead in the nature reserve and in the fields with grazing sheep. When the sheep are not in the fields, dogs are able to run free. Free car parking and a dog waste bin are available at the Thieves Lane car park on the Hertford side of the park
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Posrtcode: SG14 2WN
Northaw Great Wood
A lovely woodland walk, perfect for a weekend adventure.
Parking here is an honesty box system. Pop £1 in there to give the lovely Friends of Northaw Woods a donation for all the great stuff they do in keeping the woods going.
Perfect for a weekend walk and picnic with lots of picnic tables along the route, this walk is both wonderful and peaceful. With loads of wildlife to see and a forest filled with nature, this walk is sure to please everyone involved – including the dog
There are several paths you can follow through the woods, or choose one of the pre-determined routes (Yellow, blue or red – maps on the website). Our dogs love running into the water and across the foot bridge. Throughout the woods.
Postcode: EN6 4BD
JOHN BUNYAN, COLEMAN GREEN
Another lovely weekend walk. This is a lovely walk peaceful walk with loads of different ways to go. It’s easy to get lost so we would recommend you track your walk on your phone as you go. You can extend the walk to Nomansland Common or Wheathampstead if you have time and energy or if you are like us do a massive loop and end up back at the John Bunyan which is a lovely dog friendly pub.
As you arrive up the lane go past the pub on your right and park in the lay-bys on the left,
Postcode: AL4 8ES
Well hidden down Rectory Road in Welwyn is Sherrardspark Wood. Look for The Red Lion pub, and the junction is pretty much opposite that on the downhill. The car park is literally just past the water treatment building, and has a old Welcome sign.
There’s a small car park near to the the water works which also has a poo bag.
There are a few streams running through the woods. The wooded areas are protected so you should keep your dogs to the pre defined pathways.
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Postcode :AL8 7SU
To find Heartwood forest, look for a care home called Tara’s Retreat (AL4 9DQ). There is a brown sign, indicating the entrance road. There’s a free car park with space for about 50 cars.. The only two pooh bag bins are either side of the car park,
You will be greeted with countryside as far as the eye can see. On a good day, from the top of the hill, you can see past Hatfield, all the way towards Borehamwood..
The walk is well contained so you can easily find your own way around without getting lost. If its been wet then take your wellies and be prepared for for some muddy fields.
During spring, the woods are full of bluebells and in these areas you will need to keep your dogs on the lead
Postcode: AL4 9DQ
This is one of our everyday walks we use for our client dogs as wel
l as our own.Ellenbrook Fields is really well hidden, beside Notcutts Garden Centre in St Albans. It’s the site of the old runway for the De Haviland airport,
There are a few entrances but the easiest is next to the of Notcutts. The area is totally flat grassland, There are some enclosed parts in which cattle graze so be prepared to put your dog on a lead in these areas,
It’s a great place for your dog to run about to roam around or run after a ball.
Postcode: AL10 9PL
The “moors” Cole Green way
This is another of our everyday Client walks whihc we enjoy as it has large fields running off of the main track for the dogs to play in.
The Cole Green Way is an old railway line that has since become a tow path. The path runs from Welwyn Garden City, through Letty Green to Hertford and can be joined at any of these points.
We enter by the Cole Green Lane entrance. The entrance can be found on the right hand side of the road. It is quite well sign posted.
If you fancy a long walk you can follow the path all the way to Letty Green and the Cowper Arms pub which is dog friendly
Postcode: Al6 9AB
Moneyhole Lane Park
A great everyday walk, Moneyhole has the benefit of having a huge open field , walks through fields and a woods as well.
There’s plenty of opportunity to have lots of off lead fun, it’s not normally particularly busy so the dogs have lost of room to play.
Parking is in the car park with plenty of designated parking spaces opening up straight onto the field part of the walk
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Postcode AL7 2RT