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, pochards and tufted 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 the Roman city of Verulamium on 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.
PostcodeAL1 3JE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Verulamium Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Verulamium Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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
On the northern side of the town you can visit the village of Sandridge in the Heartwood Forest. There's lots of fine woodland trails and a 17th century pub to visit in this area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hertfordshire Walks page.