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Newgate Street

Hertfordshire


Slow Ways linking Newgate Street and Cheshunt, Hatfield, Hertford, Hoddesdon, Potters Bar

England / Hertfordshire / Newgate Street

Newgate Street’s five Slow Ways are 60% checked

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

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Newgate Street from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Hatfield—Newgate Street
Hatnew one

Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 155m Descent 121m
Newgate Street—Cheshunt
Newche one

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 135m Descent 51m
Newgate Street—Hertford
Newher one

Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 153m Descent 85m
Newgate Street—Hoddesdon
Newhod one Pioneer me Distance 117km/73mi Ascent - Descent -
Newgate Street—Hoddesdon
Newhod two Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 112m Descent 177m
Newgate Street—Hoddesdon
Newhod three

Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Potters Bar—Newgate Street
Potnew one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 161m Descent 146m

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Collective progress

61% of Newgate Street’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

5/7

reviewed

4/7

surveyed

1/7

verified

8 people have contributed to Newgate Street’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Newgate Street

49km out of 179km have been walked and reviewed

127km of reviews have been shared in Newgate Street

Latest Updates

Walked in November, requires sturdy waterproof footwear, some stretches of road without separate pavement...

Tom

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Overall a really lovely walk; some great woodland areas, and it was extremely quiet given the nice dry weather and proximity to London. For those not local, get yourself to Broxbourne (on the Cambridge - Liverpool Street rail line) first; there's a lovely walk along the canal to the Hoddesdon Clock Tower to start the walk (25-30 mins). - there's a couple of turnings on the route which are not signposted clearly + there's not a distinct path to follow, and required us to figure out where to go using some GPS....

Jamie Gibson

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I did one very long way from Hatfield to Newgate Street to Potters Bar, as Newgate Street is hard to get to....

Heather S.

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Most of this route is on quiet tarmac or very wide byways/bridleways that are quite active from horses, motorbikes, walkers and mountain bikers....

Heather S.

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But fortified by a good lunch from the cafe next to the Pub I walked along a residential road that morphed into a farm track alongside open fields. There a short section walking on a quiet road before turning onto a wooded path, Hornbeam Lane. The path turns into a track, and past a stud farm, into a paved road....

Strider

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A path alongside the grave yard takes you to a hedge corridor past a sports centre and diagonally over a busy road up some steps into the countryside. a narrow path with a narrow bridge takes you to steps over the rail line. Not for wheels, narrow, steep in parts, narrow bridges and steps....

Strider

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Andrew's Lane starts as a residential road then becomes a path before ducking under a subway and becoming a rural road. On reaching a road junction a footpath takes you through overgrown grassland, thistles, nettles, and grass chin high (150cm), the ground is uneven and hard to see under the grass, the signposts help. Across fields with horses then a narrow footpath to a road which leads to Darnicle Hill, yet another road without provision for pedestrians, it is wider than the previous two roads but the traffic is faster....

Strider

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The road leading out of the village has sporadic verges but there is a path parallel to the road in the woods on the East side for part of the way. Leaving Northaw is down Judges Hill, a busy road with a narrow pavement but it is a short section before getting back into the woods along a narrow rooty path to open fields with cattle....

Strider

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Newgate Street—Hoddesdon

Derick Rethans added Newhod three, a new walk from Newgate Street to Hoddesdon

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I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for a really annoying 1km section between the start and where the woods start. After crossing White Stubbs Lane, the route follows A local nature trail which is well sign posted. When nearing the A10 the views turn from woods into open views, and after crossing underneath the A10 through a tunnel the field is open....

Derick Rethans

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It is mostly a delightful route, except for the half a mile along Carbone Hill to the finish at Newgate Street. After a steep descent the route briefly goes through the delightful "Home Wood" before an annoying section along the fairly busy Carbone Hill into Newgate Street....

Derick Rethans

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Just north of Home Farm the track is not well maintained, and when I walked it there was a puddle the whole width of the track, which it was impossible to pass without getting my feet wet....

dstansby

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Lovely rural route but spoilt by the first mile or so out of Hatfield which is alongside a really noisy dual carriageway. I'm guessing there's no other choice as there is no free access through the Hatfield Estate?...

Judith Grieves

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Newgate Street

Rachamel surveyed Newgate Street

View facilities

The road section from Darnicle Hill to Newgate Street Village in my view should not be recommended....

Rachamel

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Newgate Street—Hoddesdon

Tony Parsons added Newhod two, a new walk from Newgate Street to Hoddesdon

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Newgate Street—Hoddesdon

Tony Parsons added Newhod one, a new walk from Newgate Street to Hoddesdon

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Hatfield—Newgate Street

Slow Ways added Hatnew one, a new walk from Hatfield to Newgate Street

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Newgate Street—Cheshunt

Slow Ways added Newche one, a new walk from Newgate Street to Cheshunt

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Newgate Street—Hertford

Slow Ways added Newher one, a new walk from Newgate Street to Hertford

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Potters Bar—Newgate Street

Slow Ways added Potnew one, a new walk from Potters Bar to Newgate Street

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Newgate Street, Sun 21 July

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Newgate Street’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TL3015705019

Lat / Lon

51.72879° / -0.11678°

Easting / Northing

530,157E / 205,019N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Newgate Street'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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