The quiet 2 hour Moor Park Loop walk passes through the beautiful grounds of the golf course and its 17th C mansion to Rickmansworth. From here you take the Ebury Way towards Watford but turn off and return via the pretty oasis that is Hampermill. Observe the grandest of houses of the Moor Park Estate. The route is not muddy and decent walking trainers are all you should need.
Because it is a circular walk you can join the loop at any point along the way.
Moor Park Golf Course
The walk begins at Batchworth Heath. The nice people at the Green Man inn have left their car park open. There are two ways of crossing Moor Park Golf course from Batchworth Heath. You can either walk a little way down London Road towards Rickmansworth. At the first cut through follow the path and then follow the markers of the public footpath.
Alert – ground staff are now stopping walkers walking through the arch. Use the directions above and cross the course on the public footpath, now the ground is dry it is actually a more enjoyable route.
Alternatively enter via the archway and follow the road. Along the road there is a sign that says no walkers, but I have been passed by security and ground staff and they have never stopped me.
Whatever route you choose the views across the golf course are magnificent. The course is kept in such a beautiful condition.
Halfway through this section of the route you will be faced by the majestic club house.
Built in the 18th century for the Duke of Monmouth the Moor Park Mansion is a Grade I listed building.
To Rickmansworth and Ebury Way
You leave Moor Park golf course, cross the road and head into Rickmansworth. Cross over the Grand Union canal at Batchworth Lock.
Just after the new hotel turn right along a narrow alley and you’ll arrive at Ebury Way.
The Ebury Way is a 3.5 mile path that links Rickmansworth to Watford. The Way takes the route of a dis-used railway line built in the 1860’s by Lord Ebury. His lordship owned Moor Park at the time. Unfortunately this little project was never a success. However it has left us with a very attractive route.
Follow the Ebury way past Camelot, which you can see through the fence.
Then proceed underneath the road until you arrive at significant rise and a path crosses the path. Here, on the left is a park bench and a good place to sit and take a breather as you are over half way round the Moor Park Loop..
On towards Hampermill
Return to Ebury way and turn right along the road going downhill slightly. The farm buildings on your left contain a peculiar set of sheep heads moulded into the wall.
Continue along the footpath with a hedge on your right.
At the corner of the field you might find a muddy patch. Make your way over the stile to cross over the River Colne. At this point you’ll see the lovely Hampermill house.
This property featured in Holby City, Midsomer Murders and other television dramas. Originally erected in the late 18th century the building has been extended in the 19th and 20th centuries and is now Grade II listed.
Towards Moor Park Estate
Stop here and lean on the bridge and ponder on the tranquility of the scene so close to the bustle of the nearby main road. Climb up to Sandy Lane and then turn right into Sandy Lodge and follow this quiet road straight on until you arrive at Moor Park Station.
Proceed straight on through the station and past the shops and continue up the hill to the top.
You arrive at Astons Road where you’ll find the largest houses on the Moor Park Estate.
Take you time to either admire these huge homes or wonder how much it costs to maintain such properties. Once you have made your judgments continue to nearly the end of Astons Road and take a sharp right up the hill.
At the top of this short road you’ll find yourself back on Moor Park Golf Course. Turn left and back through the archway
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