Welwyn North and Datchworth


  • Start: Welwyn North station (station code WLW, postcode AL6 0AS)
  • Finish: Welwyn North station (station code WLW, postcode AL6 0AS)
  • Distance: 14.10km
  • Total ascent: 109m
  • Naismith time: 3h 00m
  • London terminus: Kings Cross
  • Ticketing: Day return to Welwyn North
  • Intermediate transport: none
  • Facilities: Pubs at Burnham Green (2.65km), Datchworth (5.59km), Bulls Green (7.12km), Upper Green (9.66km), Tewin (10.40km) and Welwyn North; cafés at Datchworth (5.59km) and Tewin (10.40km); convenience shop at Tewin (10.40km)


Between the two railways which converge at Stevenage, and north of the River Mimram, there is a fine piece of rural Hertfordshire, where woods alternate with farmland, and where there are sufficient small villages to provide the necessities (even, it seems, for a minor pub crawl). This walk probes the area nearer to Welwyn North station: gentle gradients give no cause for the walker’s alarm.


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