Hertfordshire Greenways (Wheathampstead to Ware)

The Ayot Greenway links Welwyn Garden City with Wheathampstead. Ideal for walking and cycling, this predominantly traffic-free route follows the former railway line that ran to Luton.

This walking and cycling route takes you from Wheathampstead to Ware via Welwyn Garden City and Hertford, on a mixture of disused railway paths, canal towpath and on-road links.

Some on-road links through Welwyn take you onto the Cole Green Way to Hertford. This rural section is suitable for all users, and is accessible for disabled visitors at various points. There are links at both ends that take walkers and cyclists into Welwyn and Hertford town centres. The link through Hertford joins the towpath along the River Lea, taking you to Ware and beyond. It is signposted through the town centre.

Would you like more route inspiration? Sign up to our enewsletter.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.

Please help us to protect this route

The Hertfordshire Greenways route is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

Share this page