This rural Hertfordshire based village is located just a few miles west of Harpenden. There's some nice riverside trails along the River Ver and a significant local rail trail to stretch your legs on. There's also some fine pubs to relax in after your exercise.
This pleasant waterside walk from the town takes you along a section of the Ver-Colne Valley Walk to Redbournbury Mill. The route then proceeds to St Albans where you can visit the historic Verulamium Park next to the river.
The walk starts in the town centre where you can pick up the Ver-Colne Valley Walk and follow the waymarked footpath south Redbournbury Mill and the Ford. This Grade II listed flour mill is surrounded by attractive water meadows where you can look out for kingfishers, herons, water voles, little egret and red kites. You can also pick up detailed of signed walking trails from the mill.
The route continues past the picturesque Shafford Mill before coming to St Albans and Verulamium Park. The attractive park has a fascinating history stretching back 2000 years. It is named after the Roman city of Verulamium on which it now stands.
PostcodeAL3 7ND - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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The Hollybush is a fine place for some post walk refreshment. The 16th century pub does a fine Sunday roast and has a nice garden area to the rear. You can find them at postcode AL3 7DU.
There's also the Cricketer's which is in a lovely spot overlooking Redbourn Common. They also serve high quality food and can be found at postcode AL3 7ND.
The trails make for a fine dog walk and the two pubs mentioned above are also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The popular Nicky Line passes through the town. This shared cycling and walking trail can be followed along the old railway to nearby Harpenden or Hemel Hempstead.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hertfordshire Walks page.