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Slow Ways linking Kimpton and Harpenden, Luton, Oaklands, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City
Great Britain / Hertfordshire / Kimpton
Kimpton’s five Slow Ways are 60% checked
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Walk to Kimpton from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Enjoy me||Distance 9km/5mi||Ascent 85m||Descent 106m|
||Review me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 151m||Descent 162m|
||Verify me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 153m||Descent 148m|
Kimpton—Welwyn Garden City
||Review me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 130m||Descent 131m|
||Double check||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 111m||Descent 133m|
65% of Kimpton’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
7 people have contributed to Kimpton’s Slow Ways
10 people have pledged to walk and review a route
2 people have surveyed a route in Kimpton
52km out of 52km have been walked and reviewed
91km of reviews have been shared in Kimpton
The last stretch heading into Kimpton is a bit hard to navigate, as it's hard to tell what is the path and what is farm tracks....
A nice little route with minimal road walking that goes through several woodlands and rolling farmland, ending with a short track down an abandoned railway line and Sherradspark woods just outside of WGC. Lots of daffodils and looks like the bluebells will be in full bloom in a few weeks. Easy to navigate and for the most part the route was firm despite heavy recent rains...
As previous reviewer said, the map seems to want you to crosss the railway at a locked gate, from here it isn't that obvious that there's a tunnel, you need to get down to the road level and the tunnel is not far away....
Heather S. pledged to walk Lutkim oneWalk this route
Gill pledged to walk Lutkim oneWalk this route
David Mansfield pledged to walk Lutkim oneWalk this route
Strider surveyed Kimste oneWalk this route
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 surveyed Harkim oneWalk this route
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....
Callum pledged to walk Kimwel oneWalk this route
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....
Walked this route both directions - first from Harpenden and then back after a lunch break in Kimpton....
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....
Ian Bailey surveyed KimptonView facilities
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)....
Slow Ways added Harkim one, a new walk from Harpenden to KimptonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Kimoak one, a new walk from Kimpton to OaklandsWalk this route
Slow Ways added Kimste one, a new walk from Kimpton to StevenageWalk this route
Slow Ways added Kimwel one, a new walk from Kimpton to Welwyn Garden CityWalk this route
Slow Ways added Lutkim one, a new walk from Luton to KimptonWalk this route
Kimpton’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.85105° / -0.29636°
Easting / Northing
517,438E / 218,310N
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