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Aldbury circular walk

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Hertfordshire, England, about 6.40km (3.98 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 163m (534ft)
Loss 155m (508ft)
Max. Elevation 230m (754ft)
Elevation (total) 318m (1042ft)
Start & End
Tring station
Distance 6.40km
(3.98mi)
Duration ~2:15h
Difficulty  
Leisurely
10Created by Pudsk on 10 Feb 2013
This walk in the Chilterns is a great place for spotting Red Kites. It's a short hop from the capital, but you will soon be fully immersed in the countryside of the Home Counties. A fuller write up of this walk is on our blog: www.carfreewalks.org/blog/searching_for_red_kites_in_the_chilterns.html  

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Waypoints

OS Grid SP950122
Start the walk here. Head NE out of the station (you can cut through the car park)
OS Grid SP953124
Take a path uphill on the left over a cattle grid.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SP958127
Where two paths cross, follow the route downhill toward Aldbury church
About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid SP963124
Turn left onto the road and walk through the village; at the village green turn right up Tom's Hill Road
About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
OS Grid SP965124
About 50 metres up Tom's Hill Road, take a track leading left up the hill toward the monument and the National Trust estate.
About 0.23 km (~0.14 miles) from
OS Grid SP968127
At the top of the hill, turn left and follow the path to the monument. After a while you will see a cafe on your right. Across the green beyond the monument, the paths continue
About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SP970133
The main path carries on along the ridge; take a smaller track to the left down the hill
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SP962136
The path takes you past some stables and out onto a road. Go straight across the road and follow another path through a small, dense wood. The path comes out of the wood and onto the golf course. Hug the edge of the golf course.
About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid SP953133
You can stay on the golf course, instead, but at this point you may prefer to turn right into a small National Trust-owned wood
About 0.95 km (~0.59 miles) from
OS Grid SP951133
Your path hits a trail; on the right the trail rises steeply. You should turn left, back toward Tring station
About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SP951130
Coming out of the woods, a broad bridleway leads down to the second way point. From there, follow the road back to Tring station.
About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from
OS Grid SP952123
From point 2, head back to Tring or continue to Aldbury, where there are two pubs
About 0.68 km (~0.42 miles) from

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