GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Verulamium Park

2 miles (3 km)

Explore over 100 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens on this short walk in St Albans. In the park you can follow waterside walking trails along the River Ver and the beautiful ornamental lakes. Look out for a variety of wildlife on the water including grey heron, mallards,swans,herons,great crested grebes,coots,pochardsandtufted ducks. There is also a cycle path running through the centre of the park.
The park has a fascinating history stretching back 2000 years. It is named after theRomancity ofVerulamiumon which it now stands. There are still large sections of the Roman city wall still intact and a fascinating museum where you can learn all about the history of the area.
Other facilities include a children's splash park and an on site cafe for refreshments after your walk.
The Ver-Colne Valley Walk passes through the park so there is scope for extending your walk. You can follow the path along the rivers Ver and Colne to Watford or Redbourn.

Postcode

AL1 3JE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Verulamium Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Verulamium Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Hertfordshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

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Ice-covered lake in Verulamium Park, St Albans, UK.

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The footbridge over the Verulamium Park lake, separating the main lake from the boating lake.

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The Inn on the Park

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Verulamium footpath

St Albans, The Lake in Verulamium Park - geograph.org.uk - 1347000

The Lake in the park. In the past the wall of the old Roman city of Verulamium would have been to the right, with the site of the former Roman Fish Pond straight ahead. The River Ver flows under the trees to the left, while in the foreground can be seen a moorhen and a couple of its chicks.

St Albans, Verulamium Roman Mosaic and Hypocaust Museum - geograph.org.uk - 1347309

Verulamium Roman Mosaic & Hypocaust Museum Sir Mortimer Wheeler and his wife Tessa uncovered the mosaic and hypocaust in this location during an archaeological investigation in Verulamium Park in the 1930s. The original brick museum building housing the mosaic was replaced by this new structure in 2004. The enclosing walls are faced with glass reinforced concrete panels imprinted with oyster shells, these having been used as building materials during Roman times, while the rosette-shaped openings in the walls are a visual allusion to the floral pattern of the mosaic. The building's tilted roof on the left opens up towards the park, reflecting the mosaic to the outside world via a mirror-faced soffit. The tower of The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban can just be glimpsed above the trees to the left.

St Albans, Verulamium Roman Theatre - geograph.org.uk - 1362740

Roman Theatre. Parts of the earthworks associated with the Roman Theatre at Verulamium are visible here. These are between the Theatre itself and the Hemel Hempstead Road.

St Albans, Verulamium Roman City Wall - geograph.org.uk - 1346797

Roman City Wall. This is one of the surviving fragments of the Roman wall built around the city of Verulamium. Originally it extended for about 3.6 kilometres or about 2 miles around the city. This section formed part of the eastern defences of the settlement and was built between AD 256 and AD 270. It is constructed of mortared flint with red brick bonding. When it was first built it was about 5 metres high with a walkway on top protected by a 1.8 metre high parapet. It was about 3 metres wide at the base and this is the inside face.

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GPS Files

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