Kimpton

Hertfordshire


Slow Ways linking Kimpton and Harpenden, Luton, Oaklands, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Kimpton’s five Slow Ways: 55%

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Walk to Kimpton from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Harpenden—Kimpton
Harkim one Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 85m Descent 106m
Kimpton—Oaklands
Kimoak one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 151m Descent 162m
Kimpton—Stevenage
Kimste one Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 153m Descent 148m
Kimpton—Welwyn Garden City
Kimwel one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 130m Descent 131m
Luton—Kimpton
Lutkim one

Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 111m Descent 133m

Collective progress

60% of Kimpton’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

5/5

drawn

4/5

reviewed

2/5

surveyed

1/5

verified

5 people have contributed to Kimpton’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Kimpton

41km out of 52km have been walked and reviewed

58km of reviews have been shared in Kimpton

Latest Updates

There are good views across the Hertfordshire countryside as you cross big open fields, then down to the River Mimram in Whitwell (pub). From here you have to walk in the road for a while, but I only encountered a couple of cars (no through way on one part) and being quite open the visibility is good. The path in Stevenage is alongside cycle paths through open lit underpasses so avoids the roads and road crossings....

Strider

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A short road section takes you to Granary Lane, a pedestrian path which takes you out of the town then across fields down to the River Lea. I chose the road as the parallel path was very muddy, the road was not too busy and several dog walkers and I managed quite well....

Strider

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This left corresponds with a locked gate to a network rail access point, the actual path is to go right down a flight of steps onto the lower Luton road, turn right and walk about ten yards and then turn right again through a railway arch....

TriNuFings

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TriNuFings took this photo on Lutkim one

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Walked this route both directions - first from Harpenden and then back after a lunch break in Kimpton....

lwatson

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A few sections will be very muddy in wet weather and one roadside section along Kimpton Road between Blackmore Way and Beech Way has no real footpath - instead use the permissive way on the other side of the hedge opposite No 80. Note also that footpath has been rerouted around perimeter of Heron's Farm....

BigDog

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Kimpton

Ian Bailey surveyed Kimpton

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A good route with stopping points in picturesque Ayot St Lawrence (Brocket Arms pub; Shaw's corner National Trust property) and Codicote (pubs, cafes and shops in high street)....

Ian Bailey

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Harpenden—Kimpton

Slow Ways added Harkim one, a new walk from Harpenden to Kimpton

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Kimpton—Oaklands

Slow Ways added Kimoak one, a new walk from Kimpton to Oaklands

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Kimpton—Stevenage

Slow Ways added Kimste one, a new walk from Kimpton to Stevenage

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Kimpton—Welwyn Garden City

Slow Ways added Kimwel one, a new walk from Kimpton to Welwyn Garden City

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Luton—Kimpton

Slow Ways added Lutkim one, a new walk from Luton to Kimpton

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Kimpton, Mon 30 January

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Kimpton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TL1743818310

Lat / Lon

51.85105° / -0.29636°

Easting / Northing

517,438E / 218,310N

Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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