Kings Langley to Elstree

Distance : 11.5 miles / 18.5 km
 
This easy and gentle linear walk starts in Kings Langley and follows the Hertfordshire Way in an anti-clockwise direction for much of its length. Although we cross the M25 and the M1, and can hear the distant rumble of traffic for much of the day, most of the walk crosses farmland punctuated by tiny Hertfordshire villages.
 
At Bricket Wood, we cross the Common, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and shortly after pass through the Munden Estate. As we head out of the Munden parkland, we cross the River Colne on a tiny footbridge and head into the pretty village of Aldenham. Soon after we reach the village of Round Bush and lunch at the local pub, inventively called The Round Bush.
 
After lunch, we continue to head south-east, crossing Watling Street as it heads towards St Albans, before reaching Organ Hall Lane, where we finally abandon the Hertfordshire Way. Our final section is a suburban road walk, heading for Elstree & Borehamwood station and trains to St Pancras.