Public Rights of Way

All public rights of way are marked along their route with waymarkers. Hertfordshire County Council assigns a number to each right of way within each parish.

A footpath (FP, marked with a yellow waymarker) may be used by pedestrians with ‘normal accompaniment’ (eg. a dog, pram or wheelchair). It is a criminal offence to drive a motor vehicle along a footpath and there is no legal right to ride or even take a horse or bicycle along a footpath.

A bridleway (BR, blue waymarker) may be used by pedestrians, horseriders and pedal-cyclists. Cyclists must give way to pedestrians and horseriders. It is a criminal offence to drive a motor vehicle along a bridleway and there is no legal right to take a horse-drawn vehicle along a bridleway.

A restricted byway (RB, black waymarker) may be used by pedestrians, horseriders, pedal-cyclists and non-motorised vehicles.

A byway open to all traffic (BOAT, red waymarker) may be used by pedestrians, horseriders, cyclists and vehicular traffic and is usually unsurfaced. Any vehicle using a BOAT must be fully taxed, MOT’d and insured and the driver must hold the appropriate driving licence. The highway authority has no duty to maintain the route to a higher standard than in the past, or to a standard suitable for vehicles.

1 FP Commences from Horns Mill (Hertford) thence running generally south along the west side of the railway to parish boundary north of Marleys Brow and continuing southwest into Bayford parish. Length approx. 1135m.

2 FP Commences at Brickendon Green opposite Laundry Cottage past Brickendon Grange thence southwest across the golf course skirting southeast boundary of Morley Grove to parish boundary. Length 703m.

3 BR Commences at junction with county road (Pembridge Lane) by Starch Grove thence southwest along Devils Lane to junction with county road (White Stubbs Lane) west of Calais Wood. Length 757m.

4 FP Commences at junction with county road (Mangrove Lane) near Swallow Grove Farm thence north and northeast to parish boundary near Little Stock Wood. Length 548m.

5 FP Commences at junction with county road (Mangrove Lane) at Brickendonbury Park thence southeast to Mangrove Lane thence north and southeast to Balls Wood at parish boundary. Length 570m.

6 BR Commences at junction with county road (Brickendon Lane) opposite Brickendonbury and 200m northwest of Lodge thence northeast and northwest to parish boundary. Length 500m.

7 BOAT Commences at junction with county road (Brickendon Lane) near Owls Hatch Cottages thence generally south along Back Lane skirting Sweetings Wood and along Fanshaws Lane to junction with county road (Brickendon Lane). Length 1371m.

8 BOAT Commences at junction with county road (Brickendon Lane) at Edwards Green thence southeast along Waltham Lane across RB/BOAT 9 to junction with county road at Monks Green. Length 867m.

9 RB/BOAT Commences at junction with county road (Brickendon Lane) south of Sewards at Well Green thence east and northeast past Sewards to junction with BOAT 8. Recommences from BOAT 8 approx. 30m southeast of previous junction thence northeast past Lights Wood to junction with county road (Mangrove Lane) north of Blackfield House. Length 1926m.

10 FP Commences at Well Green by Bourne Orchard thence northeast to junction with BOAT 8 west of Monks Green. Length 696m.

11 FP Commences at junction with county road (Mangrove Lane) opposite Swallow Grove Farm thence generally northwest to parish boundary. Length 384m.

12 FP Commences at junction with county road at Monks Green thence generally east and northeast past Jepps Wood and Highfield Wood to junction with county road (Mangrove Lane) east of Highfield Farm. Length 1073m.

13 FP Commences at Well Green west of Bourne Orchard thence generally southeast through Cowheath Wood thence south through Hedgerows Wood to junction with county road (Pembridge Lane). Length 1739m.

14 BR Commences at junction with county road (Pembridge Lane) thence northwest and northeast through Broad Riding Wood to Broxbourne Common thence northwest past Danemead Wood and through Highfield Wood to Monks Green. Length 2090m.

15 FP Commences at junction with county road (White Stubbs Lane) at west corner of Upper White Stubbs Wood, thence northwest to junction with county road (Pembridge Lane) northeast of Stocking Wood. Length 614m.

16 FP Commences at junction with county road (Pembridge Lane) thence south past White Stubbs Wood to junction with county road (White Stubbs Lane) opposite Mortals Wood. Length 290m.

17 FP Commences at junction with county road (White Stubbs Lane) thence southeast through Bencroft Wood to junction with county road (West End Road) near Tylers Cottage. Length 545m.

18 FP Commences at junction with county road (West End Road) east of Tylers Cottage thence south to parish boundary east of Coney Grove Wood. Length 272m.

19 FP Commences at junction with county road (West End Road) opposite Manor Farm at West End thence southeast to parish boundary at Biggs Grove Wood. Length 249m.

20 FP Commences at junction with FP 13 in Cowheath Wood thence southeast, northeast and east through wood to junction with BR 14 at Broxbourne Common. Length 1155m.

21 FP Commences at junction with county road (White Stubbs Lane), thence southwest and southeast past Emanuel Pollards to junction with county road (West End Road) east of Manor Farm at West End. Length 748m.

22 FP Commences at junction with county road (West End Road) east of Manor Farm at West End thence north past Bushby Pightle thence east skirting south boundary of Mortals Wood to parish boundary.

23 FP Commences at junction with county road (White Stubbs Lane) at parish boundary and north of Old Grove Wood thence generally south through Wormley Wood to parish boundary. Length 921m.

24 RB Commences at parish boundary south of Elbow Lane Farm south past Box Wood and Dalmonds Wood thence south through Highfield and Hoddesdon Park Wood to junction with county road (Cock Lane) at Martins Green thence south through Nursery Grove to Little Grove junction with county road (Pembridge Lane/Cock Lane) at Little Grove. Length 2392m.

25 FP Commences at junction with county road (Pembridge Lane) east of Stocking Wood thence south to junction with FP 15. Recommences from FP 15 approx. 50m southeast of previous junction thence continuing south to county road (White Stubbs Lane) opposite Emanuel Pollards. Length 385m.

27 FP Commences from FP 1 (Bayford) at Railway north of Clementsbury thence northeast along parish boundary to join FP 52 (Hertford) south of Fir Grove. Length 256m.

28 BR (upgraded from FP August 2007) Commences from FP 20 and BR 14 at Broxbourne Common, thence southeast to join county road (Cock Lane). Length 101m.

29 BR Public Bridleway running from the parish boundary at TL 3227 0576 east for approximately 300m, north for approximately 200m and west for approximately 50m. Continuing north (fording Wormleybury brook) for approximately 280m to the junction of Bencroft Wood and Wormley Wood at TL 3259 0624. Then continuing north east for approximately 300m to a junction with White Stubbs Lane at TL 3273 0649.

There are also several permissive paths and bridleways, which are clearly signed, where the landowners have given permission for walkers and/or horseriders to use the routes. Motor vehicles are not allowed on the permissive routes.