Trail Walkers

LALG Trail Walkers Group We aim to cover some of the longer-distance trails that pass near Letchworth. We normally walk on the second Tuesday of every month, but occasionally do two walks in the month. The average walk is 10-12 miles. We are sharing cars for these linear walks. New members are warmly welcome. 

 We are currently walking the Icknield Way Path, which may be the oldest road in England, and which runs from Ivinghoe Beacon, through Letchworth Garden City and into Cambridgeshire and ultimately Norfolk.

We plan next to undertake the Lea Valley walk from its source at Leagrave via Harpenden, Welwyn and Hertford towards the Thames.

If you are interested in joining this group, please get in touch with Nigel Bellis, the Group Contact via

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Group Events

Tuesday 13 August 2024, 9:30am
Tuesday 10 September 2024, 9:30am
Tuesday 8 October 2024, 9:30am

Group Articles

March - September 2023

From March to August 2023 we walked the northern sections. We started at Barton-le-Clay and walked in a clockwise direction around the Chiltern Way to Flamstead. From there we cut across to rejoin the Chiltern Way near Ashridge Forest and finished up at Sharpenhoe Clappers. 

September 2021 - December 2022

We started the Hertfordshire Way in Little Wymondley in September 2021 in pouring rain, and finished there in December 2022 in deep snow and heavy frost! 195 miles in total over 15 legs.

Anyone for “tennish”

The route takes us from Broxbourne to Cuffley, starting at the bottom of Mill Lane in Broxbourne, going along beside the New River and then plunging in to Hertfordshire’s only National Nature Reserve, for a great deal of the walk.

12 miles, 1 pub

The LALG trailwalkers met again to continue our goal of walking the Hertfordshire Way, piece by piece.

Back on the trail

This stage takes in 3 different rivers, tributaries of the River Lea, the Beane, Rib and Ash to eventually meet-up with the River Lea itself in Hertford.

Sculptures, Georgian Splendour and Tapestry

A varied walk from Bishops Stortford to Widford taking in open countryside, Henry Moore and the beautiful village of Much Hadham...

Big Skies, Big fields

We were soon walking across farmland and were treated to fantastic views across large ploughed arable fields.  It was a day of big fields and big blue skies...

A tale of four churches 

What really strikes anyone walking in this part of Hertfordshire are the amazing Churches, nearly all utilising flint in their construction, some with evidence of late Saxon architecture, Norman naves and big, solid towers...

In the footsteps of our ancestors

The intrepid LALG trailwalkers group are continuing the process of walking the Hertfordshire Way (a bit like walking versions of Ewan & Charlie, we are doing the walk “the wrong way round”).

The rain it raineth…

The recently re-started LALG trailwalkers group have managed 3 walks in utterly glorious weather, over the past few months. It had to change I suppose...

Walking the Hitchin Outer Orbital Path

Another glorious day beckons, the sun is out with just a few fluffy cumulus clouds dotting the sky...

Adventures with the LALG Trailwalkers - “We stoop to conquer”

Apologies to Oliver Goldsmith for abusing the title of his classic comedy, but it was a chance too good to miss.

Since we started in 2013 we have walked (at least once!) all the trails which come within 10 miles of Letchworth.