Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Halo

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Overview

From Stevenage head for Knebworth and then onto Hatfield House. Call at Welwyn Garden City before leaving for open spaces of Lee Valley. Pause at Cheshunt before exploring Waltham Abbey. Explore Epping and Epping Forest before arriving in Hertford.

Stevenage

Fairlands Valley Park, 120 acres of parkland with an 11 acre lake offers a range of activities including kayaking, sailing and angling. The old town has a certain charm and host of restaurants and you can also visit the Stevenage Museum. Just outside Stevenage you can discover Benington Lordship Gardens.

Knebworth

The village of Knebworth is well known for Knebworth House, with its spectacular domes, gargoyles and turrets. Inside, enjoy the rooms and artefacts as you explore 500 years of history. Take a tour of the extensive gardens, dating from the 17th century and admire the deer grazing in the deer park. During the year the park hosts many events from Cool Britannia music to Geronimo a festival just for kids.

Welwyn Garden City

One of the country’s two garden cities, Welwyn Garden City has a buzzing town centre with a great shopping experience. Elsewhere visitors can take in the impressive Hatfield House – once the principal resident of Elizabeth I before becoming Queen, The Welwyn Viaduct, Mill Green Mill and the Welwyn Roman Baths.

Lee Valley

The wide open spaces of Lee Valley are a great place to explore and let off steam – there is a range of activities including ice skating, white water rafting, cycling, campsites, nature reserves and the 2012 Olympic venues.

Cheshunt

The largest of the Broxburne Valley towns, Cheshunt has a range of shops for the visitor to enjoy and the historic Churchgate area. Nearby you will discover the magnificent Cedars Park, complete with the remains of Theobalds Palace, a residence of James I.

Waltham Abbey

Just over the border in Essex, visitors can enjoy the market town of Waltham Abbey with a range of 16th century timber framed buildings and home to the impressive Waltham Abbey Church. Nearby you can discover the Royal Gunpowder Mills – drop in to explore the history gunpowder and rockets.

Epping

The magnificent Epping Forest is a chance to escape to the countryside and enjoy some peace and quiet. Visitors can drop in to the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge or take in the nearby Copped Hall Georgian mansion.

Hertford

Hertford is an historic market town where the four rivers meet – the Lea, the Rib, the Beane and the Mimram. Visit Hertford to take in Salisbury Square and discover the story of historic Hertford Castle.

Overview

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Stevenage

2
3.0 miles

Knebworth

3
5.7 miles

Welwyn Garden City

4
18.7 miles

Lee Valley

5
3.1 miles

Cheshunt

6
3.4 miles

Waltham Abbey

7
6.2 miles

Epping

8
16.2 miles

Hertford

What to see and do…

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Berkhamsted Castle

White Hill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LJ

Goodrich Castle

Castle Lane, Goodrich, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6HY

Travelodge Hereford

Travelodge Hereford, Pomana Place, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0EF

Ventura Wildlife Park

Ventura Wildlife Park, Van Hage, Amwell Hill, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, SG12 9RP

About the Hertfordshire Halo Trail

Distance:56 miles
Cities / Towns:8
Number Of Businesses:4

Depart Stevenage bound for the village of Knebworth where you can explore the magnificent Knebworth House. Arrive in Welwyn Garden City and take in Hatfield House before leaving for open spaces of Lee Valley. Pause at Cheshunt before crossing into Essex and exploring Waltham Abbey. Enjoy Epping and exploring Epping Forest before returning to Hertfordshire and finishing up in Hertford.

Open Spaces

Rolling parks, the Lee Valley and Epping Forest in neighbouring Essex are great opportunities to escape the bustle of everyday life and head back to nature to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

Knebworth

Rock up at Knebworth House to discover the amazing exterior architecture, gardens, dinosaur trail and parkland before heading inside to tour the rooms and explore the history of this great house.

Olympic Legacy

Lee Valley offers a range of leisure and sporting pastimes for young and old and an opportunity to enjoy part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games. The White Water centre is a must for adrenalin junkies.

Also Nearby

Berkhamsted Castle

White Hill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LJ

Goodrich Castle

Castle Lane, Goodrich, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6HY

Travelodge Hereford

Travelodge Hereford, Pomana Place, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0EF

Ventura Wildlife Park

Ventura Wildlife Park, Van Hage, Amwell Hill, Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, SG12 9RP