FORQ Walks

Introducing a series of walks around the Rib & Quin Valleys, beginning with an exploration of Standon, Latchford and Plashes Wood.

Explore our valleys, chalk streams and landscapes, uncover their fascinating histories and discover the wonderful wildlife they support.

Walk 1:
Standon, Latchford and Plashes Wood

Standon, Hertfordshire SG11 1LB

Walk Length
3.07 km/1.9 miles
6.28 km/3.9 miles
7.67 km/4.8 miles

Looking out from the front door of The Star, Standon’s 16th Century public house, you immediately see St Mary’s Church. Built in the 13th-15th centuries on the site of an earlier Saxon church it contains the tombs of the great Tudor statesman Sir Ralph Sadleir and his son Sir Thomas. Turn right and walk south.

And so begins a leisurely tour that leads out of Standon towards Latchford, before ascending to the heights of Plashes Wood. Three walks of varying lengths beginning and ending at The Star in Standon High Street. We hope you enjoy them!