CC Pub Loops
The Happy Horseshoe Saturday 16th December 2023
Full Price: £35
The Waggon Wheel - Saturday 27 April 2024
Full Price: £35
The Highlander Hoop - Saturday 3rd August 2024
Full Price: £35
The Orange Orbit - Saturday 19th October 2024
Full Price: £35
Discover the enchantment of Hertfordshire's countryside with Challenge Central's curated selection of circular pub walks. Each walk offers a delightful 20-25km cross-country escapade designed to invigorate your senses and foster community spirit.
Immerse yourself in the sociable ambiance of these carefully chosen trails, each culminating at a traditional pub known for its warm, post-walk atmosphere. Whether you're a seasoned explorer or a beginner looking to stretch your legs, our walks ensure an engaging and memorable day out.
Bring along your best smile, and your four-legged companions are equally welcome! Our thoughtful pitstops will keep you refreshed with snacks and water throughout the journey.
Our fun and experienced guides are always on hand to ensure your walk is not only enjoyable but truly memorable.
So why wait? Lace up your walking boots, and experience the magic of Hertfordshire's countryside and community with Challenge Central's circular Pub Loops. We promise once you've tried one, you'll be eager to join us for the next!
The Orange Orbit
Join us for a delightful morning rendezvous at 8.30 in the charming Orange Tree, Baldock. Savour the taste of freshly prepared bacon rolls accompanied by a comforting coffee, all set to power you through the day. Moments later, we dive headlong into the embracing arms of the countryside.
In our quest for adventure, we veer off the beaten path, straying away from the much-trodden Greenway. We will guide you through some of the county's best-kept secrets, revealing tracks unknown even to the most seasoned of local walkers.
At Challenge Central, we've made sure that regular pitstops are more than just a breather. Savour our carefully selected refreshments, including drinks and snacks (and let's not forget our doggy delights for your four-legged companions!). Our events aim to make fitness a pleasure, one that invigorates not just your body, but your mind as well. Relish the sense of community, walking with fellow enthusiasts in an atmosphere that is as friendly as it is fun.
As we circle back to the welcoming arms of Rob and his wonderful team at the Orange Tree around 1.30ish, a rich selection of the county's finest ales awaits you. Satisfy your hunger with some authentic pub grub, savouring your meal in the warm atmosphere of one of the country’s oldest pubs or in the beautiful outdoor garden.
With the Orange Orbit, we promise an experience that's about more than just walking; it's about embracing the countryside, building connections, and most importantly, having fun while doing so. Don't miss out! Sign up today and take the first step towards your next great adventure.
The Waggon Wheel
Join us for this challenging and yet fun and social circular walk from one of the most beautiful pubs in Hertfordshire. Starting and finishing from the lovely Waggon & Horses in Gravely we will undertake a cross-country 22km walk taking in amazing views, rolling countryside and almost definitely a park or 2 that you didn't even know existed.
The walk is professionally guided, fully supported both on foot by staff and also with a vehicle never too far away with numerous check points this walk won't fail to impress you.
With food and drinks provided at the start, snacks throughout and a pint/wine at the end all included as part of the package, this fun, social walk represents amazing value for money.
Amy & Dan at The Waggon really spoil us and the menu back at this incredibly picturesque pub is fantastic! (best burgers in Hertfordshire!)
The Highlander Hoop
Immerse yourself in the rustic charm of the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire countryside with 'The Highlander Hoop'. This walk is our most untamed trail yet, leading you on an enchanting journey through the picturesque villages circling Hitchin.
Brace yourself for a 20km challenge that stretches across undulating terrains, from footpaths and bridleways to lesser-trodden tracks. The crown jewel of this route? An exhilarating climb over the scenic Pegsdon Hills, which promises panoramic vistas that are nothing short of spectacular.
Our starting point is the welcoming Highlander Pub, nestled in the quaint Tilehouse St, Hitchin. Here, Charlotte & Eric will be waiting to kick-start your day with delicious bacon rolls and a refreshing brew of tea or coffee. And of course, our ever-reliable snack van is always within reach to keep you fueled throughout your journey.
Our team at Challenge Central ensures you're in safe hands. We provide all the guidance and support you need to make 'The Highlander Hoop' an enjoyable and sociable walk for everyone.
Upon your return to the Highlander Pub, a delectable menu awaits you. Unwind with your fellow walkers in a convivial atmosphere, recounting the day's adventures over a well-earned meal. Experience the true essence of British hospitality in a warm, safe, and engaging environment.
The Highlander Hoop isn't just a walk. It's an odyssey that celebrates the great British outdoors while fostering a vibrant, inclusive community of walkers. So lace up those boots, and let's make some unforgettable memories together! Secure your spot today
Join us for the last walk of the year from the gorgeous Three Horseshoes in beautiful Norton.
The amazing team at the pub are excellent hosts with a superb food offering and plenty of parking! The pub loops have been a huge success and we'd love to end the year with our best one yet!
20km of cross country walking and talking the week before Christmas is a great way to kick off the party season and we hope you'll join us once again as we explore the beautiful rolling countrysides of leafy Hertfordshire.
The Challenge Central elves are out in force to ensure it's as exciting and new as possible and our 4th pub loop of the year will bring the curtain down on an amazing series!
Please park at the back car park (behind the car park you immediately turn into) as we'll meet you between 8.30/8.45 for bacon sarnies and a coffee. The walk starts at 9am sharp and we really can't wait to see you for the final event of 2023.