Stevenage

Hertfordshire


Slow Ways linking Stevenage and Baldock, Hitchin, Kimpton, Letchworth Garden City, Luton, Oaklands, Walkern, Watton at Stone

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Stevenage’s eight Slow Ways: 53%

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 5/8
verified: 2/8
and surveyed: 2/8

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Walk to Stevenage from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Hitchin—Stevenage
Hitste one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 83m Descent 58m
Kimpton—Stevenage
Kimste one Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 153m Descent 148m
Letchworth Garden City—Stevenage
Letste one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 88m Descent 80m
Letchworth Garden City—Stevenage
Letste two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 88m Descent 97m
Luton—Stevenage
Lutste one Pioneer me Distance 0km/0mi Ascent - Descent -
Luton—Stevenage
Lutste two Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 280m Descent 297m
Stevenage—Baldock
Stebal one Enjoy me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 98m Descent 126m
Stevenage—Baldock
Stebal two Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 118m Descent 89m
Stevenage—Oaklands
Steoak one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 100m Descent 114m
Stevenage—Walkern
Stewal one Pioneer me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 76m Descent 86m
Stevenage—Watton at Stone
Stewat one Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 116m Descent 87m

Collective progress

52% of Stevenage’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

6/11

reviewed

4/11

surveyed

2/11

verified

9 people have contributed to Stevenage’s Slow Ways

16 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Stevenage

65km out of 114km have been walked and reviewed

138km of reviews have been shared in Stevenage

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I do, however, have slight reservations about some of the in-road walking where there are no verges, or sporadic narrow verges, especially on the busier roads. There are nice paths out of Stevenage, close to but not next to traffic, then some verge walking to Symonds Green with benches and a nice pub (The Tranquil Turtle). More verge walking along Arch Road (hop into the field instead) followed by an open field and then more verge walking, crossing one side to another. There are some lovely parts of this walk through open countryside rather let down by some uncomfortable verge walking....

Strider

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Watton is a pretty village, the walk starts with roadside pavement walking until just past the station where it cuts into a field behind a hedge. The walk out of the village is along a verge/ field edge but it is quite a step up to get off the road onto the verge. There is a monotonous road for a short while before reaching nice paths alongside cycle paths, no road crossing, lots of underpasses and always slightly away from the traffic makes the pavement walking quite pleasant....

Strider

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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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Stevenage—Watton at Stone

Stephanie Killingbeck-Turner pledged to walk Stewat one

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Good route, footpaths and some urban pavements mostly, small amount on country roads without pavement, bit not too much. Some lovely views around Weston in particular. I followed the route in November on sunny day after quite a lot of rain, and surprisingly it wasn't too muddy....

greysquirrel

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greysquirrel took this photo on Stebal one

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A pleasant enough walk, particularly once you leave the concrete of Stevenage and rapidly find yourself crossing rolling fields. There's a mixture of walking along pavements, country roads, and muddy paths with some beautiful views....

LukeMorgan

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A direct route out of Stevenage and through lovely, gently rolling countryside to Weston and then to Baldock. Most of it very rural, on footpaths and bridleways, some on country lanes with no pavement....

Anne Holland

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Stevenage—Baldock

mccalni added Stebal two, a new walk from Stevenage to Baldock

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There is one short section (<50m) on road in Graveley village. There is a narrow pavement on the opposite side of Julians Road railway bridge (see photo), but the pavement on the near side is satisfactory...

Black Squirrel

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Finding your way through the first footpaths on the outskirts of Stevenage is a little bewildering, but modern Stevenage is endowed with wide pedestrian/cycleways and pleasing underpasses separating people from traffic....

Black Squirrel

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Anne Holland surveyed Stevenage

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Anne Holland surveyed Stebal one

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Unfortunately you do sometimes have to cross dual carriageways/busy roads with inadequate/no warnings to the drivers that walkers might be crossing and no easy way across (this same crossing is on the Hertfordshire Way route and I have just returned from walking the Peddars Way national trail where I had to cross a busy dual carriageway) so regrettably it cannot always be avoided when planning routes such as this. I also walked the alternative route via Redcoats Green avoiding this crossing a couple of times which has some fast moving traffic, a couple of sharp corners and no verge for a lot of the way so you do need to take care, stay alert and ensure that you are fully visible to drivers. I enjoyed this walk which was mainly on quiet streets (until the A1072!) and through some lovely countryside hence my higher rating however I do acknowledge that the crossing of the dual carriageway and possibly the alternative route will not be appealing to many people....

Graham

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From Stevenage, using a route through Todds Green (Clovelly Way, Fishers Green, Stevenage Rd, Chantry Lane)to brings you out East of Little Wymondley, where you can pick up the trail again. following the Stevenage road/a602 into Hitchin, instead of following footpath from edge of Little Wymondley...

hickem01

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There are some nice parts to this route but there are some negatives including a potentially dangerous road crossing. Once in Stevenage, the route as plotted goes along Clovelly Way, which has no pavement; you need to take paths around the houses instead, joining a footpath / cycle path that winds past some office buildings. The countryside between Hitchin and Stevenage is pleasant and several paths on this route are nice to walk along but this wouldn’t be my favoured route between these towns....

Al M

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In Stevenage there is a little more walking on residential streets but the route also goes along one or two old footpaths and uses the town’s cycle path network to keep away from main roads as much as possible. At the edge of Stevenage, walking alongside the A602 is unpleasant with traffic fumes and crossing the Graveley Road at the A1(M) junction is difficult. A detour is recommended using the path between Wymondley Road and the village green, by The Fox pub2...

Al M

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Letchworth Garden City—Stevenage

Al M added Letste two, a new walk from Letchworth Garden City to Stevenage

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A better route would deviate on the public footway that goes past the Fox PH; there is a route that connects the pub to Wymondley Road....

gavinf

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Luton—Stevenage

Tony Gordon added Lutste two, a new walk from Luton to Stevenage

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Luton—Stevenage

Al M added Lutste one, a new walk from Luton to Stevenage

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Hitchin—Stevenage

Slow Ways added Hitste one, a new walk from Hitchin to Stevenage

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Kimpton—Stevenage

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

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Letchworth Garden City—Stevenage

Slow Ways added Letste one, a new walk from Letchworth Garden City to Stevenage

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Stevenage—Baldock

Slow Ways added Stebal one, a new walk from Stevenage to Baldock

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Stevenage—Oaklands

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

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Stevenage—Walkern

Slow Ways added Stewal one, a new walk from Stevenage to Walkern

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Stevenage—Watton at Stone

Slow Ways added Stewat one, a new walk from Stevenage to Watton at Stone

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Stevenage’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TL2348324087

Lat / Lon

51.90166° / -0.20658°

Easting / Northing

523,483E / 224,087N

Facilities

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