Above the Lea Valley

From quiet woods to expansive views over the Lea valley, this walk includes Gustard Wood at the northern tip of Wheathampstead and the Grade I splendour of Mackerye End.    
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To begin: Turn right out of the car park and past The Bull. Cross the road at the zebra crossing and turn right then first left into King Edward Place. Walk past the crinkle-crankle wall and straight ahead along a bridleway with a children’s play area through trees on the left. Continue on the footpath past Bury Farm Cottages and, as the road bends left, go straight ahead on a bridleway leading to a footbridge across the river.

Distance: 6.5 miles

Refreshments available: Cross Keys, Gustard Wood; The Cherry Trees Restaurant; Village Centre.

To get information about the sites of interest on this trail please click on the numbered point on the map below or use one of the links below.

Above the Lea Valley Heritage Trail