The 5 rivers of Ware (April 2022)

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Apr 24

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13 miles [21km] - over 5 hours of walking


Today's blockbuster 13-14 mile CIRCULAR strong-paced walk starts from the railway station in the attractive market town of Ware and takes in not one, not two, but FIVE different rivers.

We start by following the River Lee out of Ware towards the east, before quickly turning north and tracking the River Ash towards Wareside, picking up parts of the disused Ware-Buntingford railway (closed in 1964).  Passing through forests and fields and past churches, moats and halls, we meet the River Rib at Thundridge before turning south west and ticking off several stately homes, a country club and golf course, a business park, a number of farms and a Carmelite Monastery before hitting the River Beane.

Following the banks of the River Lee (which has by this time consumed the River Beane), we head back to Ware, brushing past our fifth and final river (the excitingly-named New River) before finishing our walk and our series at the railway station.


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