Looping the HOOP

Monday, October 18th, 2010

If you’re reading along in an RSS reader (and, by the way, if you are we’re very grateful for your interest) you may find it worth your while to pop along to the site and have a look at the latest walk that we have added.

Recently a new footpath was unveiled around our home town of Hitchin. Checking in officially at around 12 miles (although we reckon it’s a mile or two longer, as it goes) it joins up a wide variety of existing rights of way into one continuous walk that was christened the HOOP – or Hitchin Outer Orbital Path. You might already have encountered the white and purple waymarks while out and about.

You can read the story of our trip round the HOOP here.

With the HOOP tackled and written up for the site, our next objective is the Letchworth Greenway – a 13.6-mile trail around the Garden City and its attendant countryside. The section between Ickleford and Wymondeley Road, Hitchin is common to the two paths. Although we’d definitely feel obliged to do that section again. Fortunately we live on the Letchworth side of town.

Watch this space…

One response to “Looping the HOOP”:

  1. Roger Watson Says:

    February 18th, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Just stumbled upon your site, and interested in your travels round the HOOP. I am hoping to explore this, once the weather picks up – I am not a hardy walker!
    You may be interested to know our local group Arlesey Conservation for Nature is working towards the idea of a path broadly following the River Hiz between Arlesey and Hitchin, with the idea you can use the train one way, and walk back. Currently we are concentrating on the Arlesey end, where there is a short section where we need to get a permissive link, but otherwise we think we can get a route through Ickleford and down to Hitchin.
    These things take time, but I will keep you posted. Any comments / ideas in the meantime would be welcome.
    p.s. Copies of Arlesey Walks leaflets should be available Letchworth tourist info centre, or let me know and I can send a copy.
    Roger Watson
    Arlesey

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