Monday, 27 May 2019 (Group: Herts Weekend Walkers)
Start time 13:30
8 miles / 12.9 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:45)
The walk will cover the environs south of St Albans and the River Ver. From the London Road car park we will walk to the Cathedral and the into Veralum Park, passing the remains of the Roman wall. On leaving the park we use a back alleyway to get into open countryside.
Once in the countryside we pass Park Wood and the now closed Butterfly World. At Noke Farm we head towards The Noke hotel and past the famous Burston Garden Centre and into Birch Wood. On leaving the wood we head to How Wood Station where we cross the Abbey railway line and then pick up the course of the River Ver.
We follow the river all the way back into St Albans passing Sopwell House the historic Georgian country house that is now a luxury hotel. Having passed the hotel we will come across the remains of the Sopwell Nunnery and from here we return to the car park.
Dogs are allowed on this walk but will need to be on a lead for a good part of the walk. There will be an opportunity for a drink at the White Hart Tap after the walk.
Starting point of the walk: London Road Car Park (AL1 1NG - free on Bank Holidays)
Please note: we may require you to produce your Ramblers membership card at the start of this walk. Prospective new members are welcome to join us for up to three walks before joining.