HitchinLetchworth Garden City

Hitlet one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Hitchin and Letchworth Garden City.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Hitchin and Letchworth Garden City.

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Grid RefTL1943129718
Lat / Lon 51.95314° / -0.26349°
Easting / Northing519,431E / 229,718N
Letchworth Garden City
Grid RefTL2173032729
Lat / Lon 51.97971° / -0.22899°
Easting / Northing521,730E / 232,729N

Hitlet One's land is

Arable 44.5%
Green urban 4.0%
Urban 51.5%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Black Squirrel — 18 May 2021

Narrow pedestrian access under Hitchin railway bridge.

Photo by Black Squirrel

Black Squirrel — 03 May 2021

Walked Hitchin to Letchworth in dry conditions. This is a pleasant route partially in built up areas on pavements and partially in countryside on well maintained tracks. Purwell Meadows are worth exploring if you have the time.

There is a mini supermarket on Hitchin station approaches, and pubs on route. Halfway along the route is a garden centre which has a cafe and toilets. There are plenty of eating places in the centre of Letchworth and a supermarket.

The footpath under the railway bridge at Hitchin is on the opposite side of the road to the station and it is narrow (less than 1 metre). There is no footpath under the bridge on the same side as the station.

The narrowest point on the route is on the path (less than 1 metre) just as it emerges on to the A505 road between Hitchin and Letchworth.

There are kissing gates at the entrance and exit of Purwell Meadows and at Hillbrow in Letchworth.

MB — 03 May 2021

A pleasant and direct walk between Hitchin and Letchworth. There were some nice views, particularly in the middle of the walk. The route felt safe and was enjoyable to walk.

Greysquirrel — 25 Apr 2021

I found the walk easy to follow and the paths mostly of good quality. Some of it is along roads, but fairly quiet or short stretches on busier road nearer the town's. The out of town off road parts mainly follow the Letchworth Greenway which is well maintained path and goes through some lovely countryside.

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