Cycling and Walking
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has a series of five leaflets highlighting walking and cycling trails in and around the Welwyn Hatfield Area. These include the Alban Way, Cole Green Way and a revised edition of the Activity Map.
The map request service is now active. To receive your copy of the cycle routes please contact Pedalpoint.
Routes further afield
The Sustrans website will show you where the nearest part of the national cycle network is to your home. Cycle City Guides also provides information on where to obtain other route maps outside Welwyn Hatfield.
|Herts County Council Cycle Training for Children||is a combined level 1 and 2 course running at a variety of venues across the county during the summer holidays. Courses are occasionally run during other holiday periods.|
|Watling Chase & Hertsmere Greenways||is an initiative which aims to give better mobility and access for people on foot, bike or horseback or for people with disabilities in South Hertfordshire.|
|Transport for London||Extensive information on cycling in London including information on the London Cycling Network.|
|Hertfordshire Wheelers||Cycle club based in the Hertford and Ware area. Organises cycle outings for all ages and abilities.|
|Welwyn Hatfield Cycling Forum||Independent group working with Welwyn Hatfield Council to improve cycling throughout the district and beyond. Meeting monthly in Welwyn Garden City.|
|Why Cycle?||Information for new and potential cyclists.|
|Cycling Touring Club||The CTC describe themselves as the 'one stop shop for everything cycling!'|
|Cycle Campaign Network||The Cycle Campaign Network is the UK national federation of local cycling groups, supporting cycling locally, regionally, nationally and in Europe.|
|GPS Cycle Route||This site has over 150 cycle routes categorised by county, each route contains GPS files, elevation profiles and maps with photographic aerial views. Users are also able to upload their own cycle routes for others to share.|
|Sustrans||Transport-based charity providing the impetus behind the National Cycle Network. Includes facility to find cycle routes near to your postal code.|
|University of Hertfordshire||Information for students and visitors about getting to and around the university.|
|Spokes||Cycling group based in south west Hertfordshire. Main objective is to further the cause of cycling in the Watford and Three Rivers area.|
|Southgate Cycling Club||The club is based in Enfield and organises Sunday cycle rides throughout the country lanes of Hertfordshire. The rides are paced between sporty and leisurely and are geared to the speed of the slowest rider. Distances vary from 30-80 miles although there are various refreshments stops which riders can join in at. Newcomers always welcome.|
|St Albans Cycling Campaign||Campaign group for cycling and cyclists in the St Albans area.|
|Welwyn Wheelers||Welwyn Garden City-based cycle group promoting cycling, particularly competitive cycling. The group uses the Velodrome at Gosling Stadium for many of their competitions.|
|South Herts CTC group||A leisure club that organises rides on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. Starting in St Albans, Hatfield or Hertford|
These websites offer a directory of free cycling maps available throughout the UK in either printed or online format.
Life Cycle UK is a unique charity that helps people with taking up cycling. You can also find useful information on bike safety and other cycle maps in and around the UK.
All of the cycling projects carried out in Welwyn Hatfield are centred around the council's cycling strategy. The 'nuts and bolts' of the strategy are found in the policies and action plan sections of the documents below. It is the council's objective to increase the number of cycle trips in and through the borough, particularly journeys from home to school and work.
As part of the strategy consultation with members of the cycle forum ranked all our proposed routes. This group still meets and are going to be working on prioritising new routes and existing routes on the list.
Cycle Strategy 2003-2008 [1010KB]
Cycle Strategy 2003-2008 Summary [445KB]
Public rights of way - enforcement
Hertfordshire County Council can provide information about rights of way.
Public rights of way - general
Rights of way are managed by Hertfordshire County Council. For more information on public rights of way visit the Hertfordshire County Council website to find out more about the routes in Hertfordshire