Hertfordshire & North Middlesex Area of the Ramblers' Association

Web logo: Hertfordshire & North Middlesex Ramblers' group


Hertfordshire is one of the more enlightened counties concerning public rightsMap of Hertfordshire County Council Rights of Way Officers of way; most are clearly marked. A map of the area with the council offficers concerned is available here.

The main problem is the non-reinstatement of cross field paths after ploughing or cropping or allowing crops to grow on them. The second major problem is the ploughing up of paths on the edges of fields. Both these practices are illegal and should be reported.

Other problems may include broken stiles, obstructions by fallen trees or overgrowth, damaged or vanished signs........

If you wish to report a problem you have encountered when out walking in the countryside, you may contact one of the local members (list below) or use a Path Problem Report form - this is located on the Ramblers' Association Use Your Paths website; this is passed on to us.

Grid references are a good way of identifying an exact location. We have a simple guide on how to work it out.

Hertfordshire Council has a Rights of Way team of Countryside Access Officers and Definitive Map Officers - see their organisation chart.

National and local contacts:

The Ramblers Central Office
2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW
tel: Tel +44 (0)207 339 8500
email: ramblers@ramblers.org.uk

North Herts District, Stevenage Borough
David Allard
8 Chilcourt, Royston, Herts, SG8 9DD
tel: 01763 242 677
email: david.allard@ntlworld.com

Hertsmere Borough
Chris Beney
tel: 01923 211 113
email: chrisbeney@badfa.org.uk

St Albans City & District
Philip Escritt 
tel: 01727 866743
email: escritt@waitrose.com 

Broxbourne Borough, East Herts District, Welwyn, Hatfield
Chris Pagan
tel: 01920 461 712 

Three Rivers District, Watford Borough
Colin Knight
tel: 01923 237075
email: colinknight@waitrose.com

Dacorum Borough
John Rowe
tel: 01442 862619
email: johnm.rowe@talktalk.net

London Boroughs

Chris Barker
tel: 020 8347 7684
email: c.barker@lineone.net

Jane Corrigall
tel: 0208 361 1843
email: jane@corrigall.myzen.co.uk

Ian Hardy, MVO
tel: 01707 652 259
email: ian.hardy@btinternet.com


Email: walking@ramblers-herts-northmiddlesex.org.uk

The Ramblers' Association - visit their site: click on the logo.

Wild garlic, near River Beane, Stapleford
Wild garlic, near River Beane, Stapleford