Just 25 miles north of Central London, Redbourn is in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside. With its gentle hills and well maintained pathways it is ideal walking country.
Using the village as a base, there are tens of walks for people of all ages and abilities. From a simple stroll around the common to 16 mile hikes you will find some of the best walks in England.
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.
Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier.
You do not have to walk for hours. A brisk 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.
For more walking advice from the NHS click here
The Redbourn Mile is one of 6 heritage walks (average 2 mile duration) created by Joyce and Richard Clayton. Click here to access their on-line guide to the walk
Once you are into the mile just click on any of the many photos of buildings that surround the Common and enjoy reading a commentary / history of each. What’s even better is that any walker can do this off their mobile as they stroll around the common.
Please feel free to share with others and help to publicise the Redbourn mile , healthwalks and the heritage / village web site.
In due course we will be putting this and other walks on our own AIR web site.usingC
The Redbourn Mile is an AIR waymarked route around Redbourn Common. It is around 1 mile in length which is a good distance to walk, run or jog to help maintain a health lifestyle. Although (because of the car park) the cricket pavilion is a good place to start, you can start anywhere on the route. Take care when crossing the roads making sure that children and dogs are under control.
The Common has a rich history having been used for many purposes. En route you will see many buildings and vistas all with stories to tell.
Our countywide initiative of free, led walks aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits.
The Ramblers is a charity whose goal is to protect the ability of people to enjoy the sense of freedom and benefits that come from being outdoors on foot.
We’re an association of people and groups who come together to both enjoy walking and other outdoor pursuits and also to ensure that we protect and expand the infrastructure and places people go walking.
The Redbourn local group is the West Herts Ramblers (WHR)
For general information about The Ramblers click here
We are keen to encourage new members to join us and to spread the word on the benefits of walking. New members are welcome to join us for a couple of taster walks before committing to membership.
We have at least one walk every Sunday and one Tuesday a month ranging from 3 to 15 miles with most being between 5 and 10 miles. We walk in the beautiful countryside of Herts, Beds and Bucks with occasional forays further afield including London. There is also a programme of social events including pub meals, a quiz, talks and two long weekends away each year.
Nordic walking is a full-body exercise that’s easy on the joints and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Nordic walking was originally a summer training regime for cross-country skiers. It’s based on using specially designed walking poles in a way that harnesses the power of the upper body to propel you forward as you walk. It’s now a recognised way to turn a walk into whole-body exercise that can be done by anybody, anywhere.
Janet Lang, coordinates the U3A Nordic walking group. It meets at 9.30 a.m. every Thursday (sometimes, in warm weather, at 09.00 a.m.) at the cricket pavilion, for an hour’s walk.
Make contact through Redbourn U3A