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STOOP (Stevenage Outer Orbital Path)

STOOP was launched on Saturday 20 September 2008

Stevenage Golf and Conference Centre
Aston Lane, Stevenage

STOOP (Stevenage Outer Orbital Path)

STOOP (Stevenage Outer Orbital Path) is the 27 mile long distance path circling Stevenage, and connected to the town by eight Link Paths, all fully waymarked. The formal opening by the Mayor of Stevenage took place on Saturday 20 September at 10.00 am, at Stevenage Golf and Conference Centre. It was followed by two circular walks (each sampling sections of STOOP), one of 3½ and one of 5 miles.

See a video of the event on The Comet site.

More details on the North Herts Group website.

Generally never more than 3 or 4 miles from the town centre, the STOOP circuit passes through Graveley in the north, through Walkern, along the Beane Valley, via Hooks Cross to Datchworth, Woolmer Green, Knebworth Park, St Ippollitts, Little Wymondley and back to Graveley, for the most part using local footpaths and bridleways. The paths are well maintained and signed and the STOOP walker will encounter new footbridges, kissing gates and waymark posts along its 27.4 miles length.

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

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

Beane Valley: courtesy of Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/25194610@N02/2383048212/
Beane Valley