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Borehamwood

Hertfordshire


Slow Ways linking Borehamwood and Bushey, Edgware, Potters Bar, Radlett, Whetstone

England / Hertfordshire / Borehamwood

Borehamwood’s five Slow Ways are 85% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 4/5
and surveyed: 3/5

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Walk to Borehamwood from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Borehamwood—Edgware
Boredg one

Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 68m Descent 103m
Borehamwood—Edgware
Boredg two Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 91m Descent 125m
Borehamwood—Potters Bar
Borpot one Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 84m Descent 83m
Borehamwood—Potters Bar
Borpot two Enjoy me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 90m Descent 90m
Borehamwood—Whetstone
Borwhe one Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 136m Descent 118m
Bushey—Borehamwood
Busbor one Verify me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 67m Descent 68m
Radlett—Borehamwood
Radbor one Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 49m Descent 29m
Radlett—Borehamwood
Radbor two Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 62m Descent 82m

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Collective progress

75% of Borehamwood’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

7/8

reviewed

5/8

surveyed

4/8

verified

8 people have contributed to Borehamwood’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Borehamwood

56km out of 65km have been walked and reviewed

164km of reviews have been shared in Borehamwood

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From Radlett station, we take the southern exit road, then follow the main street south to Theobald Street, where we turn right....

Hugh Hudson

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The first section from Elstree and Boreham Wood station is good paved road but noisy as on a main road. We left the route about 2k before the finish, and took a path up to the left to get us onto a quiet road which led to High Barnet station and then home....

Louise070

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No major problems, but the path from Allum Lane to Barnet Lane was a bit wet and muddy in places, as was the unsurfaced path into Edgwarebury Park. We turn right into Edgwarebury Lane and follow it over the M1 into a residential estate, where we head right into Edgwarebury Park on an unsurfaced and muddy path....

Hugh Hudson

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Navigation is largely straightforward as it follows the waymarked Dollis Brook / London Loop path for the most part although the GPX route was helpful at the multiple field corners where there was often a choice of paths. The GPX file takes a route along the road all the way in to Borehamwood, but as others have noted, much better is to divert slightly North off Barnet Lane and rejoin the London Loop path down through Woodcock Hill Village Green (photo 9) and through the pleasant modern housing development leading to the end point....

Jo Wood

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Mostly this is a good route, fairly direct and makes the most of wooded footpaths, and quieter streets in the urban sections at both ends....

Jane Taylor

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Luckily at the other side of a stream there is an (at this side) unmarked foot path that goes through a field. The stream goes under the M25 before it continues following field boundaries....

Derick Rethans

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The path then crosses a road and through a field, going around Elstree Aerodrome. On the other side there was a field with horses, and a path that looks to become very muddy in the rain....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Busbor one

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Easy, straight-forward route....

Adam Marx

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You then cross another busy road with steps or ramps, and from there on into Edgware was a little boring along some streets....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Boredg two

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The last part follows the Watling Chase Timberland Trail which I walked at the end of last year (and which would make an excellent slow way between Borehamwood and Hatfield)....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Radbor two

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It wasn’t as wet as when Strider reviewed it, but there was still some mud which is why I dropped a star. When it dries it will be a 5 star route....

Jane Taylor

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Borehamwood—Edgware

Jane Taylor added Boredg two, a new walk from Borehamwood to Edgware

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I've remade the route as Boredg Two, with the road crossing corrected, and recommend that. Other than that this is a good direct route into/out of London taking advantage of parkland and surprisingly rural green belt lanes....

Jane Taylor

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After the woods the route goes downhill along Edgwarebury Lane all the way to Edgwarebury Park. Eventually I came to the outskirts of Edgware and the route turned into Edgwarebury Park After the park comes the A41 Watford Bypass, crossed by a bridge (steps or a long ramp), with this route option there is only a short walk along the main road before turning into residential streets, and eventually coming to Edgware station....

Jane Taylor

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After passing Elstree Studios there are nice open spaces and residential streets. After going round the scrubby edge of a golf course and some fields there is a track (part of Cycle network 12) that used to be a road which leads to a tunnel under the motorway....

Strider

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Borehamwood—Potters Bar

Strider added Borpot two, a new walk from Borehamwood to Potters Bar

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A short residential walk from the station quickly takes you to an open common where you walk parallel to the railway....

Strider

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This is a lovely walk generally following the London Loop/Dollis Valley Greenwalk....

Strider

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Narrow woodland paths, open fields, gravel and dirt tracks, Bridges, bridleways, farms, golf courses, grass and common land....

Strider

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Radlett—Borehamwood

Sidney Hando added Radbor two, a new walk from Radlett to Borehamwood

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Overall I would recommend this route, and only found some accuracy issues which could be easily rectified by following the Dollis Valley Greenwalk signs from Whetstone to Moat Mount Open Space....

Gilgul

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On reaching the A41 you will need to turn right out of Edgwarebury Park to the crossing bridge, then double back - this adds about 400m to the journey. From Edgware turn left at the A41 to the crossing and double back....

Strider

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Borehamwood

rufcoo surveyed Borehamwood

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Look left if walking North (right if walking South) there is a crossing bridge over the road....

Strider

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Borehamwood—Edgware

Slow Ways added Boredg one, a new walk from Borehamwood to Edgware

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Borehamwood—Potters Bar

Slow Ways added Borpot one, a new walk from Borehamwood to Potters Bar

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Borehamwood—Whetstone

Slow Ways added Borwhe one, a new walk from Borehamwood to Whetstone

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Bushey—Borehamwood

Slow Ways added Busbor one, a new walk from Bushey to Borehamwood

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Radlett—Borehamwood

Slow Ways added Radbor one, a new walk from Radlett to Borehamwood

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Borehamwood, Fri 19 July

29°

Sunny day

Borehamwood’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ1911696331

Lat / Lon

51.65316° / -0.27953°

Easting / Northing

519,116E / 196,331N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Borehamwood's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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