The HOOP follows public rights of way,countryside paths and some pavements to form a 12 mile (19.3km) route around Hitchin town centre and surrounding countryside.
The route can be broken down into stages using local roads to make walking the HOOP much easier. There are also bus stops available along most main roads taking you to/from the town centre.
Hitchin Town Centre (market place) to Ickleford Church – 4.5 miles (7.2km)
Ickleford Church to Cambridge Road (Hitchin Garden Centre) – 3 miles (4.9km)
Cambridge Road (Hitchin Garden Centre) to Wymondley Road – 2.5 miles (4km)
Wymondley Road to Hitchin Town Centre (market place) – 2 miles (3.2km)