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Rothamsted Estate Harpenden to Wheathamsted Loop Cycle Route



England > Hertfordshire > Harpenden
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameRothamsted Estate Harpenden to Wheathamsted Loop
Distance : miles (km)12.22  (19.67)
Duration(hh:mm)01:12
Difficulty
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Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
CountryEngland
Town/CityHarpenden
County/RegionHertfordshire
Start LocationRothamsted Estate (off A1081)
End LocationRothamsted Estate (off A1081)
Cycle Steps
This is a nice, quick, road route, mainly on country road, but with small sections of A and B roads, that has a bit of a hill. It normally takes about 45-55 minute, which makes it an ideal lunchtime.
Follow the roads away from the Estate, turning left at the junctions, until you reach the B487 T junction. At the junction turn left onto Redbourne Lane, B487, and go to the A1081 roundabout.
At the roundabout, turn right onto St Albans Road, A1081, and follow this, with the golf course on you left, till the third turn off on the left. Turn left, off the A1081 onto Cross Lane, and follow this across East Common golf course, to the crossroads.
At the crossroads, turn right and follow the road down the side of the golf course, this time on your right, to a T junction.
At the junction turn left onto Ayers End Lane, and follow this over the railway lines and through the trees. Then take the first turn off on the right, onto Ferrers Lane, and follow this straight across the B651 crossroads and on till the T junction.
At the junction, turn left onto Coleman Green Lane, and follow this road to the B653 T junction.
At the junction, turn left onto Marford Road, B653, and follow this to the roundabout. At the roundabout turn left, off the B653, but staying on Marford Road, heading for Wheathampstead. Follow this road to the B651 mini-roundabout in Wheathampstead.
At the mini-roundabout, turn right onto the B651, then take the first left off again onto Church Street. Follow this road as it becomes Brewhouse Hill, and turns sharp right to become Harpenden Road. Continue until the second turn off on the left, at the large triangular grassy area on your left.
Turn left onto Pipers Lane, which is a single track lane where you can have a good burn. Follow this road to the roundabout on the outskirts of Harpenden.
At the roundabout, turn right onto Grove Road, and follow this through the first mini-roundabout and on till the second mini-roundabout, at either end of the Southdown Methodist Church Halls.
At the mini-roundabout, turn left onto Walkers Road, and follow the road right, under the railway bridge, and across Harpenden Common to the A1081 roundabout.
At the roundabout, head straight across onto Redbourne Lane, B487, and take the third turn off on the right, onto Hatching Green and take first rights back to the start.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
White horse pub, East Common golf course, Nomans Land Common with the Wicked Lady pub close by, John Bunyan pub, Wheathamsted shops with cafe and pubs. Southdown cycles, Rothamsted Experimental Station

Near By Cycle Shops
Harpenden Cycles
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