We are sorry to say that we only accept walkers who enjoy social company, convivial chat, fresh air and healthy, if not overstraining exercise. Hertfordshire is a wonderful county to explore and there are numerous local walking groups to suit all types of walkers.Our Group meets about once a month, sometimes twice in warmer months, for standard circular walks of about 4½ miles (2 hours), starting mid-morning and finishing close to places of light refreshment! All our walks are advertised by a Newsletter usually circulated by e-mail.The town's name is taken from one of the three villages it surrounded (the other two being Willian and Norton) – all of which featured in the Domesday Book.The land used was purchased by Quakers who had intended to farm the area and build a Quaker community.Letchworth was a relatively small parish, having a population in 1801 of 67, rising to 96 by 1901.In 1898, the social reformer Ebenezer Howard wrote a book entitled To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform (later republished as Garden Cities of To-morrow), in which he advocated the construction of a new kind of town, summed up in his Three Magnets diagram as combining the advantages of cities and the countryside while eliminating their disadvantages.The town was laid out by Raymond Unwin as a demonstration of the principles established by Ebenezer Howard who sought to create an alternative to the industrial city by combining the best of town and country living.
The walk starts and finishes at St Paul's underground station.
Seating is provided in most gardens, and they are accessible to wheelchairs, except where stated.
Street Map The City of London has always been a bustling centre of commerce.
The Museum Service manages Mill Green Museum and Mill, and the Welwyn Roman Baths.
We run exhibitions, events and activities, plus school visits.