A short 2.8 mile (4.5 km) walk near Harpenden exploring the Rothampsted estate

Walk 1 Map


  • Apart from the Nickey Line and the main tracks (shown double), much of the route is on grass and can be muddy
  • There is a gradient crossing the park, steeper close to the Dell
  • There is no right of way directly through the Manor forecourt
  • Just south of Five-Ways there may be a 4-feet high barrier to duck under (at the start of the footpath)
  • The notice in front of the Manor ‘THIS WAY’ refers to cars; follow ‘KEEP TO THE FOOTPATH’ signs and avoid ‘NO ENTRY’ paths
  • To find out more about the interesting Rothamsted Research Station, see www.rothamsted.ac.uk.

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