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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
OSGB National Grid Reference: TL215081
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.
Ordnance Survey 'Explorer' 1:25,000 Sheet 182 St Albans & Hatfield.
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/