Slow Ways linking Oaklands and Hertford, Kimpton, Stevenage, Watton at Stone, Welwyn Garden City

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Oaklands’s five Slow Ways: 50%

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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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 Oaklands from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Kimoak one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 151m Descent 162m
Oakher one Double check Distance 14km/8mi Ascent 167m Descent 131m
Oaklands—Watton at Stone
Oakwat one Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 115m Descent 128m
Oaklands—Watton at Stone
Oakwat two Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 74m Descent 88m
Steoak one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 100m Descent 114m
Welwyn Garden City—Oaklands
Weloak one

Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 103m Descent 112m
Welwyn Garden City—Oaklands
Weloak two Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 1,030m Descent 1,093m

Collective progress

50% of Oaklands’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









6 people have contributed to Oaklands’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Oaklands

56km out of 64km have been walked and reviewed

68km of reviews have been shared in Oaklands

Latest Updates

The path goes through a permissive byway into Knebworth House grounds where you get a lovely view of the manor before going back to woods and farmlands with lots of ponds before finally entering Stevenage....

Heather S.

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As mentioned the section right out of Welwyn is not that amazing as it is a cycle track along a busy road, but I couldn't find a better reasonable alternative. After that, the whole way was fantastic with gently rolling hills. As it was January when I walked it there was of course mud, but generally was not too bad....

Heather S.

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Welwyn Garden City—Oaklands

Heather S. added Weloak two, a new walk from Welwyn Garden City to Oaklands

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Unfortunately the whole section between Welwyn Garden City and Welwyn North is a bit of a mess. You start by walking through a private car park, then the map shows a route on the wrong side of the track, then it indicates a footpath between Knightsfield and Bessemer (that is also shown on my map) that effectively doesn't exist as it's overgrown, full of rubbish, and blocked by trees. This needs a bit of scouting to find a good alternative....

Heather S.

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Quite a bit of road walking in the first part but along pleasant tree lined streets. The second part is a lovely walk along footpaths and through woods...

Gail Maisey

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This was an enjoyable route through lots of nice countryside, but the section along Tattle Hill/Bramfield Road had quite fast moving traffic with at times little space for walking. I would recommend that this part of the route is amended if an alternative route is possible. This was only a small section of a very nice walk though....


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The section of the walk between Harmer Green Lane and Oaklands was a very nice end to the route....


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There's an issue with access at the Oaklands end as the suggested path is not a right of way and through a private Scout camp....


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Oaklands—Watton at Stone

SarahHW added Oakwat two, a new walk from Oaklands to Watton at Stone

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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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ghoulboy surveyed Oaklands

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

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Slow Ways added Oakher one, a new walk from Oaklands to Hertford

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Oaklands—Watton at Stone

Slow Ways added Oakwat one, a new walk from Oaklands to Watton at Stone

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Slow Ways added Steoak one, a new walk from Stevenage to Oaklands

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Welwyn Garden City—Oaklands

Slow Ways added Weloak one, a new walk from Welwyn Garden City to Oaklands

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Oaklands, Wed 29 March



Oaklands’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref


Lat / Lon

51.84205° / -0.19389°

Easting / Northing

524,520E / 217,479N


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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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