Stevenage Outer Orbital Path (STOOP)

A long distance path of 27 miles in Hertfordshire, the STOOP forms a full circle around the perimeter of Stevenage. This popular route is well signposted and regularly maintained by the North Herts Ramblers Group. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Graveley
Grid Ref: TL230279
Distance: 27 miles (44 km)
Climbing: 450 metres
Walk time: 11-14 hours
Days: 1

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Stevenage Outer Orbital Path, or STOOP as it is locally known, is a town and country walk circling Stevenage. Using established rights of way where it can, STOOP was devised by the North Herts Ramblers Group to provide an informal, active recreational leisure amenity readily available to the residents of Stevenage and the surrounding villages. The STOOP circuit passes through Graveley in the north, through Walkern, along the Beane Valley, via Hooks Cross to Datchworth, Woolmer Green, Knebworth Park, St Ippollitts, Little Wymondley and back to Graveley, for the most part using local footpaths and bridleways. The paths are well maintained and signed and the STOOP walker will encounter new footbridges, kissing gates and waymark posts along its length.

The STOOP ring can be split up in 10 walks since each walk has:
- a link path out from the Stevenage Town centre to the ring.
- a part of the STOOP ring.
- a link path back to the Stevenage town centre.

Some link paths can be walked or you can catch the bus out to the ring.

Useful Links:
The STOOP website
Pete's walk of the STOOP
Long Distance Walkers Association

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