Walk, Run, Ride

Where can I go?

There is a large network of footpaths and bridleways at Woodhall Estate. Furthermore, we have voluntarily opened up many additional routes, called permissive paths, to better connect the statutory rights-of-way and create circular paths. There are several pubs in the area and many people choose to walk/run/ride from one to another, for example from The Bull in Watton-at-Stone to The Horns at Bull’s Green or The Grandison at Bramfield.

Whether you want to walk, run, or ride your bike or horse, there are paths on the estate to suit you. We recommend using the Ordnance Survey map below to navigate the public rights of way. Please ensure you choose the right path, as follows:

  • Yellow waymarkers: footpaths, open to walkers/runners only
  • Blue waymarkers: bridleways, open to walkers/runners, cyclists and horse-riders
  • Green/white waymarkers: permissive paths, open to walkers/runners, cyclists and horse-riders

Members of the public must remain on designated rights-of-way: this is essential for the estate to function and perform our demanding conservation, farming and forestry operations. A huge amount of effort goes into maintaining all of the rights-of-way and whilst we do all we can to make them safe, anyone visiting the estate does so entirely at their own risk.

Getting Here

There is no public car park on the estate, however parking can be found in the villages on, or surrounding, the estate. There is also parking in Hertford, from which there are buses to the park’s Hertford Lodge Entrance on the A119. A public footpath starts at this point and traverses the park. Bus stops on routes from Hertford and Stevenage are also in Stapleford and Watton-at-Stone, from where you can access our network of public footpaths and bridleways.

Watton-at-Stone train station is adjacent to the estate and you can start/end walks from there too.

Countryside Code

It is essential that you come prepared to the countryside and help us protect the natural environment. Please, always take your litter home – it is damaging for nature and animals, let alone for the beauty of the countryside. Please download and read the Countryside Code before setting off from home.

Ordnance Survey Map

We strongly recommend that you use the Ordnance Survey map below to plan your route. This is the official and definitive map of the UK. It is highly detailed, showing rights of way, footpaths, bridleways, landscape features and places of interest. To the contrary, Google Maps and Apple Maps can be inaccurate in the countryside and should not be relied upon. You can download the Ordnance Survey app to guide you on your next day out at Woodhall Estate.

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