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The Hundred Parishes Society


There is no better way to explore this lovely and interesting area than on foot. The Society is pleased to offer three series of walking routes. Please click on one of the green buttons below to go to listings of either Station Walks, Quiet Lane Walks or Other Walks. Station Walks and Other Walks use footpaths and bridleways where possible, while Quiet Lane Walks are mostly along quiet lanes with no footpaths or bridleways. Each Station Walk starts and finishes at a railway station; all others start and finish near somewhere convenient to park but they could be joined anywhere along the circular route. Routes range from 1 mile to 17 miles. If you are an inexperienced walker, do start with the shorter options! It is advisable to check rail timetables before setting out for a Station walk: or We recommend that you carry an Ordnance Survey “Explorer” map with a 1:25000 scale. The whole of the Hundred Parishes is covered by Explorer maps 183,194,195, 209 and 210. They can be purchased from good bookshops or online from Ordnance Survey at

Please follow the Countryside Code, whose abbreviated version is repeated here:

Respect everyone • be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside • leave gates and property as you find them • do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking • be nice, say hello, share the space • follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available

Protect the environment • take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit • do not light fires • always keep dogs under control and in sight • dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do • care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance

Enjoy the outdoors • check your route and local conditions • plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do • enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory.

If you wish to suggest an improvement to one of our route descriptions, please use the Feedback section at the bottom of the website menu.

East Herts Ramblers, Stort Valley Ramblers, Uttlesford Ramblers, Bishop’s Stortford & District Footpaths Association and Saffron Walden & District Footpaths Association all have regular walks in the Hundred Parishes area. Hertfordshire County Council and Uttlesford District Council support regular free health walks.  

Some parishes have village or town trails and even books of local walks. These are listed in the individual parish introductions on this website.