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Welcome to the lovely walks around Braughing

Braughing Parish spans the Quin valley and is crossed by a large number of footpaths, byways and bridle paths. The Parish Paths Group, which is a sub-committee of the Parish Council, in partnership with the County rights of Way Officer, have worked hard to ensure the paths are kept clear and open so that everyone can enjoy our lovely countryside.

The parish is a stronghold for many threatened farmland birds - such as Yellowhammers and Corn Buntings - and is an important wintering site for migrant birds like Fieldfares, Redwings and Golden Plovers. There are frequent sightings of Fallow, Roe and Muntjac Deer together with Badgers and Hares. In spring and summer the paths are covered in wildflowers including orchids, and these in turn attract butterflies and moths. In autumn the paths are dripping in fruit which is irresistible to many species of birds and animals.

The Parish Paths Group has produced a downloadable map showing 4 local walks which all start and finish in the Village Square and range in distance from 4 to 9 kilometers. Additionally, the Parish Paths Group lead a walk on the first Sunday of the month. The walks last about 2 hours and cover 5-6 miles. We aim to cover all the paths in the parish at some stage in the year. We meet in the Village Square and depart promptly as the church clock strikes 2.00. In the winter months of December, January and February we start at 1.30 because of the failing light. For much of the year you can enjoy tea and cake in the Village Hall on your return. Everyone is welcome to join us including well behaved dogs and children who can manage the distance.

A walk in and around the picturesque village of Braughing

Hertfordshire Life recommended here >>>
AA recommended here >>>
Ramblers Association recommended here >>>
Ordnance Survey app recommended here >>>
Map my Walk recommended here >>>

The Parish Paths Group, organise yearly clear-up's in The Bone. 30 plus adults, their children and dogs go down to The Bone to help clear fallen trees, cut back shrubs, repair bridges, clear the stream-bed and reinstate the footpath at the bottom of the Bone. Cakes, biscuits, tea and coffee keep everyone’s energy levels high! We achieve so much more than we ever expect and many hands really do make light work and The Bone is then accessible once again.

2022 Village Walks

  • Sunday 1 May BLUEBELLS: 2 for the price of one!  + Cake
    We will be offering 2 walks to see our lovely local Bluebells. Both walks will depart from the Square together at 2pm and head up to Hill Wood and Ferrick’s Wood. The shorter walk (1 ½ hrs) will then head back home while the longer walk (3 hrs) will head over to Oaken Spring then across to the woods east of Furneux Pelham and back to Braughing. Tea and cake will be on offer in Marion’s Green Hut on our return. (We promise that there will be plenty left for those who do the long walk!)
  • Sunday 12 June (Note change of date due to Jubilee Celebrations) Meet in Village Square at 2pm for a 2hour walk around the local footpaths
  •  Wednesday 22 June  Midsummer Evening Walk (tbc). Meet in Barkway Recreation Ground Car Park ready to depart at 7pm for circular walk to Barley. Refreshment stop at The Chequers en route
  •  Sunday 3 July Meet in Village Square at 2pm for a 2 hour walk around the local footpaths
  •  Monday 18 July Evening Walk: time & venue tbc)
    All local walks start from the Village Square at 2.00pm and last about 2 hours (unless otherwise stated). Everyone is very welcome to join us including well-behaved dogs and children who can manage the pace and distance.

    For more information please contact Paula or Paul here >>> 

    Safe walking information - Please wear boots or strong shoes as the paths are mainly across farmland or woodland and can be wet and muddy underfoot. Walks are not suitable for buggies.

The Greenwich Meridian Trail is a long-distance walk that follows the line of the Prime Meridian.  

Inaugurated in 2009, to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Meridian, the walk begins at the splendid monument to King George V at Peacehaven in East Sussex and ends, 273 miles later, on the coast at Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire.  The walk is divided into four parts, each covered by a separate guidebook.  The Meridian Line passes close to Braughing east of the A10. To find out more please visit the trail website here >>>