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Step out with new green walking map


Front and back cover of the Hemel Green Walk map

To coincide with May’s National Walking Month, we are proud to launch the new Hemel Green Walk map, a walking route around Hemel Hempstead. The map shows off some of the best places of the town, from the vibrant town centre to idyllic green spaces in Two Waters and Gadebridge Park.

The map connects Hemel Hempstead and Apsley stations to the town, highlighting active travel routes. It aims to make our neighbourhoods more accessible, bringing walking and cycling connections to life as well as integrate green spaces into our day-to-day lives.

Walking and cycling are also the perfect activities to improve our physical, mental and social health and it’s hoped that the Hemel Green Walk map will encourage residents to embrace Hemel’s brilliant natural green spaces, explore the town and improve their health and wellbeing.

Cllr Alan Anderson, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Infrastructure, said: “Many people have been enjoying the mental and health benefits of walking during lockdown and we hope this trend will continue. This map aims to promote sustainable and active travel, as well as linking together some of the best places of Hemel such as Boxmoor, Jellicoe Water Gardens, the Old Town and Apsley.”

The map can be followed using the LoyalFree app - which can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store or Google Play. It can also be collected from one of the following venues:

  • Artichoke
  • Hemel Library
  • House of Elliot
  • Hive
  • Old Town Hall
  • The Paper Mill
  • The Fishery Inn
  • Hemel Hempstead Rail Station
  • Apsley Rail Station
  • Liberty Tea Rooms and Community Hub
  • Brunch
  • Cappuccio
  • Tiki's
  • Jenny's
  • The Story Café
  • Marlowes Shopping Centre
  • Riverside Shopping Centre
  • Boxmoor Steakhouse

For more information and to download the map, visit our Hemel Green Walk page.