Welwyn Circular, 14 Oct

Published by Morley Ramblers on

Please contact the walk leader, Terry, by email or phone by 12 noon on Friday 13th October if you wish to lunch at the pub and to let him know your choice from the menu below. (Non-members please contact walks@morleyramblers.uk)

Train departure is 9.27 am from Kings Cross, arriving 9.56 at Welwyn Garden City.

Summary of Walk

The morning is about 7 miles and the afternoon about 4 miles.

The morning’s walk is mostly through woods and fields with a few short sections along country lanes. Our lunch stop is at Ayot St. Lawrence, which has an atmospheric, ruined Gothic church and an historic 16th Century pub. Those who picnic can join the rest of the group in the pub.

The afternoon starts with country lanes, then moves into the landscaped parkland of Ayot Montfitchet stately home, a disused railway line and woods before reaching Welwyn Garden City station for our return train.


The walk is mostly level with only a few small descents and ascents. The country lanes are narrow, so the usual warnings apply that walkers should be in single file on those sections. We pass across a golf course where everyone will need to follow the warning signs about which direction to looking out for golfers and waiting for them to finish playing.

Dropout Points

Unfortunately, there are no easy dropout points on this walk. It may be possible to organise a taxi from the lunchtime pub.



Soup & bread £8-50
Calamari Rings with garlic mayonnaise & salad £10-50
Breaded King Prawns with sweet chilli dip £10-95
Goats Cheese & Walnut Salad £10-95
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Feta & pesto £8-50(starter) or £11-95(main) 


Ham, Egg & Chips £13-50
Battered Fish & Chips & garden peas £16-95
Beef Burger, Fries & Onion Rings £15-95 (Extra toppings Cheese, Mushrooms, Bacon, Egg £1-50 each)
8oz Rib Eye Steak, Chips, Grilled Tomatoes, Onion Rings & Mushrooms £23-50
Spicy Lamb Burgers, Fries, Onion Rings with minty yoghurt dip £15-95
Breaded Scampi, Chips & Peas £13-95
Veggie Burger with Cheese & Fries, Roasted Peppers, Onion Rings & Coleslaw £14-95
Cumberland Sausages, Mash, Peas and Onion Gravy £13-50

Sandwiches (choice of granary, white or gluten free bread served with crisps & garnish)

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato £7-95
Sausage & Onion £7-95
Ham & Mustard £7-95
Fish Finger, Lettuce & Tartare Sauce £7-95
Cheese & Tomato £6-95
Prawn Marie-Rose £7-95

As well as gluten-free bread for sandwiches, the pub can do gluten-free mains of:
– ham, egg & chips
-battered fish & chips & garden peas.

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