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 starts by Hertford Football Club and there are entrance and exit points at a number of points along the way. There is also a picnic spot at the site of the former Cole Green Station. The building that was once Hertingfordbury Station survives and is now a private residence.
The path emerges in Welwyn Garden City just off the B195, Black Fan Road, to the east of the town, having passed under the A414.
The railway line opened in 1858 and served Hertingfordbury and Cole Green on it's way to the junction at Welwyn. The line closed in 1966 along with thousands of others following the implementation of The Beeching Report.
This is our first try at placing Caches. The complete series is a 7 km walk long Cole Green Way and then use other footpaths to return to Cache No 1. There is parking at Cache No 1, but be aware that on some Saturdays Hertford Football Club play at home so parking will be limited,. Stealth will be required here as many Muggles about, they come in all types, walking, running, horse ridding. You will need a pen and tweezers, and plenty of stealth. Hope you enjoy our Caches
I have now added an extra loop ( East end Green) near Cache 12, or at the footpath split between Cache 15 and 16, or this can be done as a stand alone or added to this wander. for full details see East End Green " Mr Stick"