1 Day to Go! Online Registration for Herts Hike closes at 2pm Friday 23rd September

Only 1 day to go now until the Herts Hike & you have until 2pm on Friday 23rd September to Register to walk online

Click HERE NOW to Register

Too late to Register online?  No problem – just join us at the Scout Hut at Heartwood Forest & we can register you on the day.  All we need is your name, address, email & mobile phone & you’re good to go.

See Walkers Information HERE  walkers-information-2016-v2

If you are interested in joining a group we have that covered too with groups doing both 5 & 8 mile routes – all starting from the Scout Hut at 10.30am

Want to help but not registered?  Again no problem – come along to the Scout Hut at Heartwood Forest & we will definitely be able to find you something to do!

Just want to support – Follow the link to our Just Giving page HERE

We are looking forward to a great day on Saturday & the weather looks like it is planning to be kind.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

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21st Annual Herts Hike 2016 – 24th September REGISTER NOW

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Walk in aid of Oxfam for the 21st Annual Herts Hike on 24th September.  Registration couldn’t be easier:

Register to WALK

You can choose between 3, 5, 8, 14 or 20 mile routes through the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside & can choose which you would like to tackle on the day.

All money raised goes straight to this years “Weather proofing” project  in Honduras where farming families on the frontline of climate change are helped to feed themselves despite more frequent droughts and floods.  Click here to learn more – Honduras Project

Raising money couldn’t be easier – please visit our Just Giving instructions to find out how.

Why not ask your company if they would be willing to participate in the Match Funding scheme where they match every pound you raise & can double your money?

Why not get a team together & compete with other teams to raise the most money?  Teams can be anything from 2 to 100 so invite all your friends & colleagues!   This year we are challenging you to do the “20 for 20” – can you get a group of 20 people top walk 20 miles?  Team money raising is easy too just follow the instructions on our Just Giving page.

Not keen to walk but can donate 2 hours of your time as a helper / marshall?

Register as a Helper

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Oxfam’s Herts Hike 2016 is on Saturday 24 September – Why not Enrol & Start your Fundraising NOW!

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The Oxfam Herts Hike is on Saturday 24th September 2016 & we are now enrolling for:


Helpers & Sponsors

The idea of Herts Hike is to help people enjoy and discover the beautiful countryside close to St Albans and to ask them to think of others who have less in life than we do by donating to an Oxfam project.

You can download our sponsorship form in PDF format here: http://goo.gl/9QbSt1

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Our walkers have a choice of routes, this year it’s 3, 5, 8, 14 or even 20 miles.  The three and five mile walks take place inside Heartwood Forest and the longer walks are circular routes taking in villages further north such as Wheathampstead, Ayot St Lawrence and Kimpton.  Walkers can decide on the day which route they want to do.

Below you can access a map of all routes & information if you are interested in walking:

Colour map Herts Hike 2016


Each year the Oxfam Herts Hike fundraises for an Oxfam project in the developing world.  This year we will be supporting the “Weather proofing” project  in Honduras where farming families on the frontline of climate change are helped to feed themselves despite more frequent droughts and floods.  Click here to learn more – Honduras Project

Local leader Carmen Fúnez. Photo: Carlos Chinchilla/OXFAM.

Local leader Carmen Fúnez.
Photo: Carlos Chinchilla/OXFAM.

Carmen Fúnez, 24, is a pioneering young woman leader from Nueva Arcadia in Copan Region. Elected as a leader in her town aged just 18, she has a strong commitment to serving her community and breaking down the barriers which normally prevent young women from taking up leadership positions.  When her community’s water source was threatened by a land deal, Carmen was supported by the project to coordinate a community purchase of the land. The project has also helped to install a new water system, meaning that the community now has nearby, secure, clean drinking water supplies.  Oxfam will continue to work with communities and our partners to develop more women leaders like Carmen, as well as supporting local communities to protect the natural resources which they rely on.


Herts Hike Details

All the Herts Hike routes start from the Scout hut at Heartwood Forest.  It is accessible by bus or car, and parking is available.  All routes are waymarked and points such as road crossings are marshalled; written instructions are also provided.  People walk the route at their own pace following the signs.  Starting times vary, eg for the popular 8 mile circuit it is any time between 9am and 1:30 pm.  The longer distance walkers need to start by 9:30 am.

We welcome walkers from local schools, youth groups and community organisations as well as individuals, families and friends.  Maybe you could get a team from work together & ask your company to Match Fund?  Fundraising is made simple using our Just Giving page.

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We also welcome help on the day at Walk HQ and at the various checkpoints around the route.  The previous day, Friday 23 September, we need volunteers to walk the routes in teams putting up signs.

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We will be delighted to hear from walkers and also volunteer helpers.  In the meantime please use the “Contact Us” link to get involved or email the team on hertshike@gmail.com if you would like to know more.






Best wishes from the St Albans Oxfam Campaigns Group

Hilary Tyrrell 07849 041285

Sue Cockell  07535 695744

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