The woodland associated with the car park and picnic area has a number of items carved from standing wood. A rich wetland habitat that is becoming rare in Britain. Cole Green Way Greenspace Action Plan Page 9 of 50 2018-23 2.4 INTRODUCTION The Cole Green Way is a 6.2km non-motorised transport route following the former Hertford to Welwyn Garden City branch line. How to have a positive impact and make money too, Win a £250 gift voucher to spend on a Great Inns stay, The Grove unveils Jimmy’s Lodge winter pop-up, 18 things to do in Hertfordshire in November. The rivers and ditches which criss-cross the site traditionally flooded the flat land; but because of falling water levels this now happens less often. Kings Meads: The largest remaining area of grazed riverside flood meadow in Hertfordshire. The Cole Green Way proper runs from the outskirts of Welwyn Garden City at the Black Fan Road / Cole Green Lane junction to West Street in Hertford. Garden City to Ware via Hertford. Starting on the eastern edge of Welwyn Garden City at Cole Green Lane, the route heads east towards the household recycling centre by the A414 with an underpass to allow access to the former Cole Green railway station. The Cole Green Way runs from Hertford to Welwyn Garden City along the path of a former railway and caters for cyclists, horseriders and walkers. The path runs from Welwyn Garden City, through Letty Green to Hertford and can be joined at any of these points. The town has a wealth of reastaurants and eateries. The simple interior includes a Norman font, a 13th Century wall painting and an Anchorites cell where a religious recluse once lived. There is also a short, easy woodland walk that includes carved statues and a pond. www.finesseleisure.com,01707 327655. An old railway line, canal towpaths, open spaces. Cycling is an increasingly popular sport as well as a very good way to get around. At Mary's Lane there is another bridge just short of what was Hertingfordbury railway station, now a private residence, and then the trail finishes by Hertford Football Club and the viaduct south of Hertford North railway station. It was never a busy branch line, and numbers decreased quickly after the Hertford Loop Line was added to the Great Northern Line from London King's Cross, which gave faster access to Hertford North railway station. The Cole Green Way. A further bridge was filled in further along, which means users must cross a country lane before rejoining the trail. The Cole Green Way proper runs from the outskirts of Welwyn Garden City at the Black Fan Road / Cole Green Lane junction to West Street in Hertford. Check out the cycling attraction Cole Green Way (East to West)! Stanborough Park: A half mile diversion down the path alongside Stanborough Road will bring you to Stanborough Lakes. St Leonards Church, Bengeo: Claims to be the oldest building in Hertford and is a fine example of Norman architecture with an unusual wooden spire. An old railway line, canal towpaths, open spaces and quiet roads create a green route from Welwyn Garden City to Ware via Hertford. www.hertfordmuseum.org, 01992 582686. The 15th century gatehouse is all that remains of Hertford Castle which is surrounded by an 11th century stone and flint curtain. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby. It was closed in 1966 as part of the Beeching cuts. Enjoy this route for a leisurely walk or ride The original line opened on March, 1, 1858 and operated passenger traffic until June, 18, 1951. It provides a valuable traffic-free connection between Hertford and Welwyn Garden City for cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians, both for active This rural section follows a former railway and is suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. There is also a picnic spot at the site of the former Cole Green Station. Recommended by 28 other cyclists, browse 10 pics and 3 insider tips—and get there with komoot! The Cole Green Way runs from Hertford to Welwyn Garden City along the path of a former railway and caters for cyclists, horseriders and walkers. Herts Memories: Cole Green Way. and quiet roads create a green route from Welwyn. You can follow the old railway line through the woodland as part of the Ayot Greenway to Wheathampstead some three-and-a-half miles away. The path starts by Hertford Football Club and there are entrance and exit points at a number of points along the way. Photos. Most of the surface is self binding aggregate, with the final 1km at the western end at Welwyn Garden City being tarmac. View History. The 4 mile path is popular with cyclists end walkers with much of the surface being well maintained. It also forms part of Route 61 of the National Cycle Network. The Cole Green Way is a rail trail which runs east-west from the eastern edge of Welwyn Garden City to Hertford in Hertfordshire.