This is a local map to help explore and enjoy Hitchin. We hope that it is fairly accurate, but OS maps will give definitive rights of way.
If there are errors, or other information you think would be useful, let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org
Key * red – paths * dark green – public green spaces * light green – no public access, eg school playing fields
The paths are, we believe, all public rights of way or permissive paths, but please let us know if this is not the case.
If the path is marked in brown its status is uncertain.
Click on spaces, paths or markers for more information and weblinks.
To print the map on the screen press Ctrl & P
The Hitchin Outer Orbital Path (HOOP), put together by the North Herts Ramblers Group – click here – is shown, with the parts of it
which go along town streets shown in purple.
HOOP joins with the excellent Greenway – created by Letchworth’s Heritage Foundation – from Purwell to Wilbury. The well built paths around Letchworth include a route from Purwell to wymondley Wood and Willian – all described in http://www.greenway.org.uk/
The Hicca Way, which follows the Hiz from Wellhead in Charlton to Arlesey also has its street route marked in purple, but elsewhere
Not all paths around Hitchin have been marked – this is a work in progress! But please let us know via email@example.com if there are
additional paths, or more information, or even mistakes. All comments welcome.
A very special tour of the area is enshrined in the Purwell Valley blog, put together by Stuart Hutton – click here. The overarching
idea of this is that Hitchin is at the centre of a number of springs – a circle, which are the outpourings of an artesian well, formed by the
combination of impermeable clay over chalk.
About Hitchin – a hand drawn map of Hitchin’s green spaces and paths