Ricwat one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Rickmansworth and Watford.

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Grid Ref TQ0600794441
Lat / Lon 51.63881° / -0.46952°
Easting / Northing 506,007E / 194,442N
What3Words glad.alarm.change
Grid Ref TQ1137096101
Lat / Lon 51.65268° / -0.39153°
Easting / Northing 511,370E / 196,101N
What3Words clip.opera.flown

Ricwat One's land is

Green urban 0.2%
Pasture 2.7%
Urban 68.0%
Woods 29.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



22 Dec 2022 Winter

I have travelled this route many times and whilst it is acceptable for those on bikes there are many times you will have to pull over to allow people going the other way to pass. Wheelchair users will find much of the towpath unsuitable.

Overall, a pleasant route for walking (once you get to the towpath).

Derick Rethans

24 Apr 2022 Spring

I walked this from Watford to Rickmansworth. And I was pretty annoying with the first stretch through Watford and along Rickmansworth Road. But this changed significantly once I got to the Grand Union Canal, of which I'm a friend and walked for the whole distance (London to Birmingham). It deviated after a while following the Ebury Way, a former branch line.

Ian Metcalfe

15 Sep 2021 Summer

The start of the walk is through a part of Watford and then a very busy road but it’s not dangerous as there is no need to cross. Then the route takes you down onto the canal towpath, which is a bit of a wildlife haven in many ways. An easy and pleasant walk.


20 Jun 2021 Spring

I walked this route from Rickmansworth to Watford. The route was very easy to follow and the first two sections along the Ebury Way and then joining the canal towpath were very pleasant and easy walking. The section along Rickmansworth Road in Watford could have been avoided by going a little further along the canal and then through Cassiobury Park, but there was no need to cross the road (there is an underpass by the Town Hall where the route turns) and so it didn't feel unsafe.


03 May 2021 Spring

Walked from Watford to Rickmansworth. The first 2-3 kilometers of the journey is next to a fairly busy road (no need to cross it however) but the rest of it is a beautiful route along the canal, we even saw some wildlife! Would definitely walk this route again.

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