Watford and much of the UK is set to get a last blast of summer weather this weekend - so what better way to enjoy it than a nice walk with a pub stop?

From strolling through countryside, to wandering around woods and scenic paths, there are lots of options within range of fantastic pubs.

Here is a list of walks near and around Watford which have a pub stop along the way.

Leavesden Country Park

This park is located in Abbots Langley and is 27 hectares, with a free car park, football pitch, walking and biking paths and wildlife areas.

It used to be the site of Leavesden Asylum and St Pancras Orphanage.

A five-minute walk from the park is The Swan Pub, which is in College Road and is open seven days a week.

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Croxley Common Moor

This is 100 acres of land which is been registered as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its rarity of plants.

Walks can be completed along the River Glade as well as the nature reserve.

A 12-minute walk from the Common Moor, there is The Red House pub, which would be a good pitstop for a drink.

Bishop’s Wood Country Park

Located in Rickmansworth, this park is 38 hectares, and 1.5 miles of paths in the woods link to the London Outer Orbital Path.

There is also a route in the park for horse riders.

If you want a pitstop, head to Ye Olde Greene Manne, which is an 18-minute walk from the country park.

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Munden Estate

This site is in Radlett and the estate provides six miles of footpaths for the public to access.

It also has a bridle path for horses and dogs to use.

If you want a drink whilst on this walk, the closest pub is The Badger which is just over a mile away.

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Aldenham Country Park

This is located just outside of Watford and covers 100 acres of land, including a farm, 100 Aker Woods and a playground.

If you want a pub to stop in whilst on a walk, the Battle Axes is 15 minutes away from the park.