What we're about

HIKE - "To walk a long way usually for pleasure, especially in the country"
Our hikes are typically 8 - 10 miles (12.8 - 16 km), sometimes shorter or longer.

* Local hikes in Hertfordshire and surrounding areas
* Day hikes elsewhere in South-East England
* Hiking weekends away in England and Wales
* Occasional longer hiking trips further afield

Membership

To join one of our events:

• Log in to Meetup if you already have a Meetup login. If not, please see below.

• Join the South Herts Hikers Meetup Group by clicking the 'Join Us' button above. This gives you immediate free trial membership of our group and you can attend our events.

• Select an event and click 'Attend'. You should receive an email confirming your place. If the event is already full you will be put onto a waiting list.

If you don't have a Meetup login yet, you can create one easily using the login details of an existing Facebook or Google login or you can create a separate Meetup login.

For RSVPs made from 1st March 2018 onwards, there is a modest charge for each event to cover the costs of running this Meetup Group and other associated costs but there is currently no annual membership fee. Please see the Membership (http://southhertshikers.uk/membership/) page on our web site for further details.

What to take

We have some info pages on what to take for day hikes and weekends away. Please see the Hiking Info (http://southhertshikers.uk/info/) page on our web site for further details.

Past Events

Photos of past events will be posted on this Meetup Group and there will also be a blog on our web site.

Affiliation

We are affiliated to The Ramblers (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/)
Hertfordshire & North Middlesex Area (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/hertfordshire-north-middlesex)

Welcome!

If you would like to explore the countryside of England and Wales on foot, you are welcome to join us.

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Plus many other languages, too numerous to list.

Any other questions?

Please see the FAQ page (http://southhertshikers.uk/faq/) on our web site or click the Organizers (https://www.meetup.com/SouthHertsHikers/members/?op=leaders) link above to contact the organizers via Meetup messaging.

Upcoming events (1)

Sunday Hike, Hatfield - Colney Heath - London Colney - circular, 9.6 mls

Roundabout junction of College Lane and Cavendish Way

A Sunday hike in the Hertfordshire countryside, from Hatfield to London Colney and back mostly on public footpaths.

Meet 10:15 a.m. for 10:30 start. Hike starts and finishes on the grass area by the roundabout at the junction of College Lane and Cavendish Way, 200 metres Southeast from the Galleria, Hatfield. Look for our Meetup sign with two boot prints.

Nearest post code: AL10 9PJ
Lat/Long (WGS84):[masked],[masked]
OSGB National Grid Reference: TL215081
what3words: https://w3w.co/noon.nature.dart

HIKE DESCRIPTION:
From Hatfield, via Colney Heath to London Colney (lunch stop at Green Dragon pub). return via Bowman's Lakes and Alban Way (watch out for cyclists). Total distance 9.6 miles (15.5 km) and it is almost completely flat.
We expect to finish the hike by 4:30 p.m.

HIKING MAP:
Ordnance Survey 'Explorer' 1:25,000 Sheet 182 St Albans & Hatfield.

ONLINE MAP:
This route was devised by South Herts Hikers. There is a static map in the event photo above and you can find an interactive map on Wikiloc. See: https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/hatfield-london-colney-colney-heath-hatfield-loop-v1-54323543

You can select map or aerial view (OpenStreetmap recommended) and you can zoom in. If you set up a free Wikiloc login, you can download a .GPX file to use with any GPS app such as OSMand, Komoot, All Trails or Outdoor Active or a .KML file to use with Google Maps.

HOW TO GET TO THE MEETING LOCATION:
* From Stevenage or Welwyn Garden City Bus 301 to Hatfield The Galleria Stop 'A' arriving 10:03
* From St Albans - Bus 301 to Hatfield The Galleria Stop 'C' arriving 09:55
* From Harlow, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City Green Line Bus 724 to Hatfield The Galleria Stop 'A' arriving 10:00
* From London Kings Cross, Finsbury Park or Potters Bar - Great Northern trains 09:03 London Kings X to Hatfield Station (HAT) 09:26 then bus 301 from Hatfield Railway Station Stop 1 at 09:55 or 30 mins walk.

CAR PARKING NEAR MEETING LOCATION:
Galleria car park, £3.00 all day Saturdays and Sundays https://thegalleria.co.uk/car-park or it may be possible to park in nearby streets, please park considerately.

• What to bring
Hiking boots with good grip, outdoor clothing for weather conditions including a waterproof jacket in case it rains. Drink is essential and a packed lunch is recommended.

• Important to know
There will be a 10 minute mid-morning stop at Colney Heath. Lunch stop is at the Green Dragon pub at London Colney. You can eat a packed lunch on the green space outside but there may not be time to order food at the pub at lunch time.

We suggest a voluntary annual membership donation of £1 at your first event of the year plus a voluntary donation of £2 for each hike for every participant. This contributes towards the running costs of this Meetup Group. You can use cash or Paypal https://paypal.me/SouthHertsHikers

For our policy on dogs on our hikes, please see our FAQ page, http://southhertshikers.uk/faq/

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Past events (183)

Sunday Hike High Barnet-Dollis Valley Green Walk-Hampstead Heath 10.9 mls linear

High Barnet Underground Station, outside the ticket office, by Abetta Cars kiosk

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