A circular walk around Welwyn Garden City
Our 20.20 km circular walk is proving to be a hugely popular commemoration of our town’s centenary year and leaves a legacy for years to come.
Celebrating Ebenezer Howard’s original vision of a ‘a marriage of town and country’ the route can be accessed from many points across the town to the beautiful countryside surrounding Welwyn Garden City.
Our walk leaflet is available below in downloadable format which is easy to print at home. Look out for our distinctive orange way markers.
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.
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!
Following the walk route
The walk is marked with our distinctive centenary waymarkers on the trail itself.
Printed leaflets, containing the illustrated map and information on places of historic interest, are available in some places in the town centre. You can download the leaflet in A4 format which is easy to print at home.
A section under the A1 can be prone to flooding and diversion signs are in place.
Two new information boards will be installed at Digswell car park and Stanborough Lakes later this year.
Who has made the walk possible?
The project has been led by our team 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.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support in making it possible.
We hope you enjoy the walk with family and friends and would love to see photos and feedback on social media.