A circular walk around Welwyn Garden City
We are fortunate in Welwyn Garden City to be surrounded by green fields and countryside, ensuring that the town remains true to Ebenezer Howard’s original vision of ‘a marriage of town and country’.
We are delighted to announce that this walk is now open and available for all to enjoy, subject to the Government’s latest guidance.
It unites and encompasses the whole town, joining existing footpaths and rights of way into a beautiful 20.20km circular route. This route will be a permanent legacy lasting well beyond the centenary year.
Our walk leaflet is available below in downloadable format which is easy to print at home.
The circular walk takes in some beautiful locations around Welwyn Garden City, including Stanborough Lakes, Mill Green, The Commons Nature Reserve, the site of the Panshanger Aerodrome, Tewin Bury, Digswell, Sherrardspark Woods, Brocket Hall and Lemsford.
There is a one mile accessible circular trail around The Commons and part of the Nature Reserve.
Spokes radiate from the perimeter of the walk into the town to link with existing town trails, meaning you can do a section of the walk or all of it if you are feeling energetic! Information about historical sites can be seen along the way.
There are occasional guided walks round the route – look out for details on this site if you would like to join one.
Maps, publicity and leaflets
The walk is marked with specially designed centenary waymarkers on the trail itself, making it easy to follow with or without a map and there will be information boards at Digswell car park and Stanborough Lakes. A leaflet is now available to download and can be printed at home highlighting some of the points of interest and history of Welwyn Garden City’s first 100 years.
You may also like to enjoy our four new walks celebrating our City of Trees.
Download home-printable walk guide PDFs below:
What’s happening now?
We have some final finishing touches to complete, including completion of the information boards. We are grateful to our very generous sponsors for making this possible.
Who is involved?
The project has been made possible by our group of enthusiastic volunteers – see below. They have worked tirelessly over the past 4 years, working with landowners, Herts County Council, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, local disability groups and local historians. whose support has been invaluable.
We hope you enjoy it!