River Beane, Bramfield and Watton-at-Stone

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Quiet lanes are followed to Watton Church and thence by field-paths, crossing the A119, to pass through the grounds of Woodhall Park and meet the River Beane. This is followed closely for about 3km through Stapleford and Waterford.

After ascending Bramfield Lane to Tattle Hill a field-path is followed through crops and then a wood to reach Bramfield.

Continuing down Bury Lane, Forestry Commission paths are followed through Bramfield Park Wood and across wheatfields to Queen Hoo Hall, from which at Perrywood Farm a bridleway leads northwards to return to the railway at Watton-at-Stone.

England - Central England - Hertfordshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Pub, River, Stately Home, Wildlife
02/11/2013 - Leela Sequeira

Great walk, nice to have some variation. Had lunch at the Grandison on Bramfield (about 6 miles round. Nice friendly place, welcomes walkers.

13/07/2012 - Razia Ahamed

Did the walk last weekend and really enjoyed it except for the section between waypoints 20 - 23 where the field was overgrown and we had to hack our way through crops (some of them chest high)for 45 min before being able to be able to continue the route. Crops had not been planted on the route, but had grown quite high and fallen into the route, rendering it nigh impassible - brute stubborness kept us going.

27/03/2011 - Jim Porteous

A really good walk! It's long and takes in varied scenery and types of places. The 'pub' in Bramfield is a serious gastro joint.

26/02/2007 - Robin Philpott

Did this walk a second time. A lovely walk.

27/04/2006 - Robin Philpott

We did this walk on 24/4/06 and it is very pleasant. The stretch along the River Beane is particularly enjoyable with the river on one side and dense bluebell woods on the other. It is a fairly easy walk.

21/04/2006 - Ann Marie Fryer

We did this walk in April 2006 and found it most enjoyable.

07/03/2006 - Raymond Keattch

Lovely walk, even though I did it on a cold, windy and rainy March day! Good mixture of open fields, farmland and woods. The walk along the river is particularly lovely. The farmer had just ploughed the field when I got to points 26/27/28, but as long as you aim for the small wood you will be on the path.

01/11/2004 - John Minchin

27/10/04 Grandison Arms at Bramfield now a private house so unlikely ever to re-open. The walk is short enough to start early and have lunch back in Watton where there are 2 good pubs. Only other option is to extend by c. 2miles and have lunch in Tewin. This will split route in two.

20/06/2004 - Tony Cole

Really enjoyed this great walk, it's a shame that there aren't more walks posted around this lovely area. One to recommend.

12/03/2003 - felix gonzalez

NO NEED TO GO HOME HUNGRY AND THIRSTY, IN STAPLEFORD, "PAPILLON" AT THE WOODHALL ARMS, HAS AN EXELLENT SELECTION OF BAR FOOD OR A LA CARTE, IN FACT FROM THE TIME "PAPILLON" OPEN THIS WALK HAS BECOME MORE POPULAR

15/04/2002 - Kate Baker

Hasving completed this excellent walk on 14th April 2002, we were dissapointed to find that the Grandison Arms at Bramfield ceased trading on 4th April 2002 and is currently closed. I would recommend stopping elsewhere for lunch as we had a hungry & thirsty walk home!

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