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Pace: Moderate

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Intensity: Medium

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Explorer WALX

Price: £20.00

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Walk Description:

 Our walk from Harpenden takes us through Rothamsted Park. It is now part of the renowned Institute of Arable Crop Research, formerly Rothamsted Experimental Station. The route takes us along  a disused railway - the Nicky Line - and through the picturesque village of Church End, Redbourn.

Our longer Explorer WALX are open to all, exploring beautiful areas in and around London. Routes are planned with breaks and the opportunity for refreshments but this isn't just a ramble; we'll encourage the good posture and motivation to push yourself as we do in all our WALX.

If you'd like to benefit from using Nordic walking poles, we advise you attend a Learn to Nordic WALX workshop. Walkers without poles or with trekking poles are very welcome.

Monthly Payment clients £10; Pre-paid Credit clients £16 - price adjusted at payment.


Time: Meet at the entrance to Rothamsted Park, in Harpenden, ready to start at 10.30 am

Approximate finish 2.00 pm

Route information

Travel by car: Park in the Amenbury Lane car park, Amenbury Lane, Harpenden, AL5 2HS

Travel by train: There are regular trains from London St Pancras to Harpenden taking approximately 40 minutes

Coming out of the station turn left down the hill. At the Roundabout cross straight over and head for the entrance to Rothamsted Park.


Distance: 7.5 miles approximately, walking on a mixture of firm paths and country footpaths. 

Waterproof walking shoes/boots advised as some sections could be muddy.


Rothamsted Park Rothamsted Manor The Nicky Line - disused railway St Mary's Church, Redbourn - Norman  and medieval architecture Church End, Redbourn



There is a take away cake shop/cafe in Redbourn and plenty of cafes/food outlets in Harpenden.

You may wish to bring a small snack/drink to have during a break on the walk.

Public toilets in Harpenden and Redbourn.