Harpenden Circular Explorer WALX

3 Reasons

to become a member
  • Access to hundreds of Discounts on your favourite products (Included in all Memberships)

  • Access to our huge online WALX community (in all Memberships)

  • Free APP and Smilage Reward Points (our WALX Club Membership)

Ways to Connect:

Tag us in your favourite WALX related posts on social media today! Join in with our #photooftheday competitions and meet other WALX related content.

Thomas Hill

Surfs up #sea #surfing #surfinglife #seavees #travel #summertime

Thomas Hill

Surfs up #sea #surfing #surfinglife #seavees #travel #summertime

Thomas Hill

Surfs up #sea #surfing #surfinglife #seavees #travel #summertime

Thomas Hill

Surfs up #sea #surfing #surfinglife #seavees #travel #summertime

Thomas Hill

Surfs up #sea #surfing #surfinglife #seavees #travel #summertime

Search All WALX

Pace: Moderate

  • 4

Intensity: Medium

  • 3
Explorer WALX

Price: £20.00

Quick Info:

  • 9 Miles
  • Sat 23rd October
  • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Harpenden AL5 4ST, United Kingdom
  • Show location on map
  • Share:

Hosted By:

Sue Livock

Walk Description:

Our walk from Harpenden takes us out across Harpenden Common.  We then go through a section of Heartwood Forest into the village of Sandridge where we can take a break.  We then return to explore more of Heartwood Forest and complete our round trip back to Harpenden.

Heartwood Forest is a "new" forest being created by joining four pockets of ancient woodland with newly-planted native trees. It is planned to be the largest unbroken native forest in England and is managed by the Woodland Trust.  Come and join us to explore this beautiful area.

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 outside Harpenden Station ready to start at 10.30 am

Approximate finish 3.00 pm

Route information

Travel by train: There are regular trains from London St Pancras to Harpenden taking approximately 30 minutes.  

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

Let me know if you are coming by car and we will meet you in the car park.

Distance: 9 miles approximately, walking on a mixture of firm paths and country footpaths. 

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


Harpenden Common Heartwood Forest Sandrige village 


There are pubs and take away cake shop/cafe in Sandridge half way round,  and plenty of cafes/food outlets in Harpenden at the end of the walk.

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

Public toilets at Harpenden Station and Sandridge.