About my walk
I walked the Hertfordshire Way between September 2005 and February 2006. As is by now normal for my walks, I used my patented ‘there and back’ routine, each day walking about 7˝ miles along the route and then turning round and retracing my steps. I thereby walked the whole route in both directions, which took me 27 days of walking. There was a seven week gap in the middle of the walk, when I was unable to walk due to back problems.
The Hertfordshire Way guide book includes an optional alternative route from Cuffley to Hertford. I walked both the original route (Leg 10 in the guide book) as well as the alternative route (Leg 10A and Leg 10B). I also did an optional bit around Bourne End and Hemel Hempstead. All told, I walked about 394 miles.
Click here to see a very rough map of the Hertfordshire Way (but only if you have already read my disclaimer and notes regarding maps).
Note: You can click on most of the smaller pictures in this journal to see them enlarged (click the 'Back' button of your browser to return to the journal). The exception is Day 5 where unfortunately I seem to have lost the original photos. I have also numbered each photograph (in red) and inserted the same number in the text to show where in the walk the photo was taken.
The Abbey church and Cathedral of St Alban, St Albans (passed on Day 7 of my walk)