Walk length 11 miles/17.7 km approx. Circular.
A picturesque walk from the historic town of St Albans along the River Ver to Redbourn.
St Albans contains both mediaeval and Roman remains, and was the second largest town in Roman Britain after Londinium.
The mediaeval town developed around the Abbey where it is believed St Alban the first British martyr was beheaded. The Abbey was bought by local people after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 and finally made into a cathedral in 1877.
The River Ver is a chalk stream which has been canalised, this was during construction of artificial lakes at Verulamium Park, St Albans in the 1930s, but it still contains natural features. During Roman times it was still navigable.
Lunch and Finish
Please bring a snack lunch and water for the walk. The walk should finish at about 5.00pm and include a 30 min snack lunch stop and pub at the end, however the time may be earlier or later than this depending on the weather and pace (we have a relaxed pace which includes sightseeing and photography).
Transport and meeting
Meet outside St Albans Abbey Station for 10.30am for the walk to start at 10.45am.
By car: The staion Car Park is £2, however there may be free street parking close on a Sunday, but please leave enough time to look for parking and check for restrictions. Station: Holywell Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2DN.
By train: The 9.54am from London Euston gets to St Albans Abbey Station for 10.36am (make sure you get off at St Albans Abbey Station and not St Albans City). See London Midland
Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon 07950125826.
RSVP: The organizers monitor non-attendance; we will ban anyone who 'no shows' twice for our events. You are also asked to please update your RSVP at least 24 hours beforehand. Please see our RSVP policy
Weather: see BBC Weather Please see our weather policy
Dog Policy: As a group we allow and enjoy dogs on our walks however we do ask dog owners to read our dog policy
Walking Safety: Walking is a great way to keep fit and generally very safe; however it does contain an element of risk. Before going on any of these walks you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared to be responsible for your own safety. You must wear appropriate clothing such as proper walking boots, warm and wet weather clothing and carry sufficient food and water. Please see our Terms and Conditions