Hertfordshire (85k)

Route summary





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A longer undulating route from Mill Hill north through Hertfordshire to Welwyn Garden City and returning east of St. Albans.

Route details


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Hertfordshire 85k cycle route map

Start and finish

The route starts and finishes at Copthall Pools car park on Champions Way, Mill Hill.  

Route details

Km Directions
0 Right out of Copthall Pools parking lot (Champions Way). Note three climbs in first 5k, then not so bad.
0.5 Right (follow Page Street through roundabouts and uphill).
1.1 Left onto Hammers Lane.
2.6 Left (Three Hammers pub). Note downhill blind corner with possible traffic from left.
3.4 Right onto Highwood Hill, direction Arkley (Rising Sun pub).
4.0 Left onto Hendon Wood Lane, direction Arkley.
5.5 Right onto Barnet Road (A411), direction Barnett (Gate pub).
9.0 Left onto A1000, direction Hatfield. Hint to avoid traffic: left at Black Horse pub, right onto Union, right at TA, then left.
10.1 Continue on A1000, direction Hatfield.
14.5 Bear Left on A1000, direction Hatfield. 85k route splits here with longer route.
16.7 Left at Northaw onto Vineyards Lane (direction Newgate Street).
20.6 Left, direction Little Berkhampstead.
23.8 Right, direction Hertford.
25.7 Left onto B158, direction Essendon.
27.0 Right (direction Letty Green & Cole Green).
29.0 Left, direction A414.
29.6 Right onto A414 dual carrage way
30.1 Left, direction Welwyn & B1000.
31.7 Left onto B1000, direction Welwyn.
34.3 Straight, direction Digwell.
35.7 Straight under viaduct.
36.4 Straight, direction Welwyn (not WGC!).
37.5 Bear Left into Welwyn.
37.8 Right at T-junction.
38.3 Left, direction Ayot St Lawrence & Kimpton (follow Kimpton Road)
40.4 Left, direction Ayot St Lawrence & Wheathampstead. Note Shaw's Corner N.T. point of interest ~2k NW
44.4 Right then Left into Wheathampstead Village Centre.
REST STOP possible at Brewhaouse Gallery café just after bridge.
Note mainline rail service to Mill Hill & C.London from St Albans (S ~7k) or Harpenden (W ~5k)
45.4 Left at Swan pub, direction Welwyn Garden City
Note for next 5k the route follows country lanes SSE toward Colney Heath. Alternately, go S to Sandridge on B651 then SE toward Colney Heath.
46.2 Right onto Beech Hyde Lane (after Devil's Dyke Road).
47.8 Straight onto Tower Hill Lane.
48.8 Left onto Hammonds Lane.
50.9 Right, direction St Albans.
51.3 Bear Left.
53.3 Left, direciton Smallford & Colney Heath.
56.2 Right onto A414 dual carrage way, direction Colney Heath (then immediately next instruction).
56.2 Left, direction Colney Heath.
57.5 Right, direction London Colney.
60.7 Left at RB, 2nd exit direction Radlett.
61.0 Right at RB, direction Radlett.
62.4 Left at RB onto B5378, direction Shenley.
64.4 Right then Left, direction Radlett.
65.0 REST STOP possible at Shenley Park Tea Room.
67.3 Straight, crossing A5183 (Red Lion Hotel on right). Note mainline rail service to Mill Hill & C.London from Radlett.
67.8 Bear Left onto B462, direction Aldenham.
69.8 Left at Round Bush onto Primrose Lane (direction Leachmore Heath).
71.0 Right at Leachmore Heath, direction Elstree.
74.7 Left onto A411, direction Barnet.
78.2 Caution! Busy crossing at Sterling Corner RB, direction Barnet.
  Detour for safety: follow cycle path left 1.5k, cross above A1 toward Barnet on Rowley Lane 1.3k, right on Barnet Road, left onto Hendon Wood Lane (Gate pub).
79.3 Right onto Hendon Wood Lane (Gate pub).
80.6 Right onto Highwood Hill, direction Mill Hill.
81.3 Left on Highwood Hill, direction Mill Hill.
82.1 Right at Three Hammers pub.
83.5 Right onto Page Street (direction Copthall Stadium & Golf).
84.2 Left onto Champions Way.
84.8 Finish.