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Ermine Street to Hertford

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Ride Level: Moderate  

CX/Gravel or MTB | GPX Route | Single track | Some hills | 27miles/ 43 km | 4 to 5 hours  


 

The woods around Broxbourne are just fab - filled with flowing gravelly tracks and trails and make for a fantastic ride! 

Plan to ride the route over a day, stopping in pretty Hertford which is packed to the gunnels with good places to eat and drink.

Description

With a starting point of Enfield Lock station, you'll quickly leave east London's suburbia behind, as soon as you enter the Forty Hall Park you've escaped!

Ride through Goffs Oak, which sounds nicer than it is btw and into Wormley Woods, which are conversely way nicer than they sound, you'll be following a decent flowing gravel path - what more can you ask for?

Run down the Morgan Walk, a fine avenue and into Hertford, which has a charming little castle and a load of cafes and bars. 

Heading south out of town, you'll pick up Ermine Street, first on the tarmac, then badly maintained tarmac and finally glorious gravel which you follow down to Cheshunt.

Gets a bit wiggle through Cheshunt as you make your way south back to Enfield Chase. 


Start/endpoint 

Start point: Enfield Lock Railway Station ( close by are Turkey Street, Enfield Chase and Enfield Town)  

End Point: as above 


Places to visit 

14  miles:             Hertford Castle 

 

Places to Eat 

14 miles:             Loads of eateries in Hertford.   

Ride Details 
  • Distance:   43km | 27 miles
  • Climb:   450m | 1500 ft
  • Trail Surface:  Singletrack, Gravel and Tarmac 
  • Percentage off-road:  Approx 60% 
  • Duration:  Ride time 4 to 5 hours.
  • Technical Grade: Blue – non-technical, suitable for novices and near novices with reasonable levels of fitness and those looking to progress their riding ability
  • WARNING - Bridleway through Wormley Woods can be heavy going and quite technical after a load of rain 
Is this ride for me? 
Moderate ride on maintained trails and quiet country lanes, parts can get quite muddy in winter with a few large puddles in extremely wet weather times along Pilgrims Way
Is my bike OK for this ride? 

Bikes suitable for this ride include off-road bikes, for example, Mountain, gravel and CX bikes as well hybrids and road bikes fitted with all-terrain tyres. 

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