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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 and January 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.

2024 Village Walks

Village walks usually take place on the 1st Sunday of the month.

  • Meet in the Square ready to depart at 2.00 pm. 
  • Walks usually last about 2hrs and cover 5-6 miles.
  • Well behaved owners with their dogs are welcome.
  • Teas and cakes usually available afterwards.
    • where possible we try and organise a Cake walk most months. After the walk we return to Marion’s Green Hut for tea and delicious home made cake. 
    • Offers of cake are always welcome!

Walks Schedule

These are the scheduled dates:

Sunday 2nd June

Wednesday 26th June Evening Walk (time venue tbc)

Sunday7th July

Sunday 4th August (walk and afternoon tea to Albury)

Sunday 1st September

Sunday 6th October

Sunday 3rd November

Sunday 1st December (1.30pm start because of the shorter day length)

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.

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

Facebook page here >>>

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 >>>