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


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.


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


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

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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)

Hike, Woolmer Green - Tewin circular, 9.2 miles

Outside Red Lion pub

• What we'll do Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 a.m. start outside the Red Lion pub, 26 London Rd, Woolmer Green, Knebworth, Herts SG3 6JP Nearest post code: SG3 6JP Lat/Long (WGS84):[masked],[masked] O.S. Grid Ref: TL254187 HIKE DESCRIPTION: Woolmer Green - Datchworth - Raffin Green - Back Lane - Tewin (Lunch stop) - Margery Green - Burnham Green - Woolmer Green. Total distance is 9.2 mls (14.8 km) with some hills. Most of the route is on public footpaths or public bridleways with some roads with pavement and country lanes. There is a map of the route in the title photo above. We are likely to finish the hike by about 16:00 or earlier. PLACES OF INTEREST: The Rose and Crown pub, Tewin (lunch stop) http://www.roseandcrowntewin.com/ HIKING MAP: Ordnance Survey 'Explorer' 1:25,000 scale, Sheet 182, St Albans & Hatfield or O.S. Landranger 1:50,000 scale Sheet 166, Luton and Hertford. PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO MEETING LOCATION: Nearest railway station Knebworth (approx 1.5 km walking distance). Great Northern Trains from Finsbury Park or Stevenage. CAR PARKING NEAR MEETING LOCATION: Parking in nearby streets, please park considerately. Please do not park in the pub car park. CAR SHARING FROM BARNET, HATFIELD or ST ALBANS: For this event, car sharing is available from Barnet or Hatfield and it may also be available from St Albans, if someone can offer a lift from St Albans. If you would like a lift or if you can offer a lift, please answer the question about car sharing when you RSVP. For car sharing from Barnet, meet at 09:05 for 09:15 departure at High Barnet Tube Station, outside Abetta Cars kiosk. Driving distance is 16 miles each way. Suggested contribution to driver for transport £2.40 return. For car sharing from Hatfield, meet at 09:30 for 09:40 departure by the National Express bus stop outside the Galleria, Hatfield. Driving distance is 9 miles each way. Suggested contribution to driver for transport £1.35 return. For car sharing from St Albans (if available), meet at 09:30 for 09:40 departure outside the Odyssey Cinema, London Road, St Albans. Driving distance is 13 miles each way. Suggested contribution to driver for transport £1.95 return. For full details of the above meeting places with maps, please see http://southhertshikers.uk/event-details/2018/12/01/meeting-places.html • What to bring Hiking boots with good grip (footpaths may be slippery or muddy in places), warm outdoor clothing for winter weather conditions including an extra layer to put on for outdoor stops and a waterproof jacket in case it rains. Drink is essential but a packed lunch is optional as there is a pub at lunch time. For further details, please see South Herts Hikers Information Page 'A' Day Hikes http://southhertshikers.uk/info/ • Important to know We invite a donation of £1 for each hike for every participant including first-timers and guests. This contributes towards the running costs of this Meetup Group. There will be a mid morning stop 5.5 km from the start and a lunch stop 9 km from the start at The Rose and Crown pub, Tewin. You can also eat you own packed lunch outdoors on the village green nearby. Before going into the pub, please take your boots off and please do not consume your own food or drink on their premises. We can spend up to 60 minutes at the pub and this should allow time to order food (if available).

Past events (37)

Hiking weekend away, YHA South Downs near Lewes, East Sussex

YHA South Downs


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