Bridleways, cyclepaths and footpaths
Access around Three Rivers
With so much beautiful countryside all around Three Rivers, it’s the perfect place for a summer stroll or a winter wander. Our local countryside is full of diverse habitats for our wildlife. It’s been developing over many hundreds of years and has lots of hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered such as beautiful meadow land, 16th Century buildings, a WWII pill box and a bronze ‘Lion and Eagle’ Statue.
You are never very far away from a wonderful walk; from sculpture trails to ancient woodland and semi-urban walks to canal side strolls, there are lots of hidden walks for everyone to enjoy.
Hertfordshire Health Walks is a countywide initiative of free, led walks and is coordinated by Countryside Management Service (CMS). It aims to help promote walking and encourage more people (all ages, backgrounds and abilities) to get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits.
For more information on health walks please click here www.walk4life.info or for more information on walk routes, cycle routes and more please visit www.hertslink.org/cms/getactive or visit www.walkinginherts.co.uk/index.php
Visit the Countryside Access website for the Countryside Code.
The Chess Valley Walk will take you all the way from Rickmansworth to Chesham via the entrance from Scotsbridge playing fields. It is about 16 km long, but short sections can be followed at a time. Three Valleys Water have produced a leaflet for this route. Please call 0845 782 3333 for further information. There are also opportunities for Ramble and Rides in the Colne Valley area including Chorleywood / Rickmansworth to Gerrards Cross, The Colne Valley Way and the Grand Union Canal.
Information about walking and cycling the Grand Union Canal Towpath can be downloaded here - The Grand Union Canal Towpath (pdf)
Footpaths, Cyclepaths and Bridleways
If you would like to discover your own hidden treasures, it’s easy to see where the all the Public Rights of Way (RoW) are within Three Rivers. Please click on the below link which takes you to the Hertfordshire County Council website showing all RoW www.hertsdirect.org/rowmap
The Ebury Way is for cyclists, walkers, and horse-riders. The track crosses the Colne, Chess and Gade rivers and the Grand Union Canal. Cycling is permitted along the whole length but horse-riders are restricted to the eastern section between Moor Lane Crossing and Rickmansworth. The path is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users; disabled people can open the gates using RADAR keys. The Ebury Way Map (pdf)
For some other useful information on access paths and walks in our local area, please use the below weblinks.
- London Loop at www.walklondon.org.uk
- Chiltern Society at www.chilternsociety.org.uk
- Ramblers Association at www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk.aspx
Share your views
Three Rivers District Council is not only responsible for the management of our parks and open spaces, we see ourselves as guardians who promote, conserve and enhance our natural heritage, for future generations. As part of our management role, we want to make sure that we are meeting the needs of our residents.
Are we providing what you need from our parks and open spaces?
Each year Three Rivers District Council carries out a survey of the users of our parks and open spaces but we may not get the opportunity to speak to everyone.
Why not contact us to tell us what you think about our parks and open spaces on 01923 776611 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have enjoyed a particularly beautiful walk, cycle or hack through our picturesque countryside, parks or open spaces, then send them to us so that we can share them with everyone. Send your images to email@example.com.