HarpendenSt Albans

Harsta one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Harpenden and St Albans.

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Grid Ref TL1369614210
Lat / Lon 51.81497° / -0.35201°
Easting / Northing 513,696E / 214,210N
What3Words fast.mutual.lifts
St Albans
Grid Ref TL1556907084
Lat / Lon 51.75054° / -0.32722°
Easting / Northing 515,569E / 207,084N
What3Words drew.tender.soil

Harsta One's land is

Arable 38.7%
Pasture 33.8%
Urban 22.8%
Woods 4.8%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



26 Mar 2022 Spring

I walked from Harpenden. This was a lovely route, which very quickly became very beautiful countryside. Going through Rothamstead there were very clear navigation boards and interesting information boards about the experiments. The route was easy to navigate down the Nickey Line and then followed the Ver Valley trail which is beautiful. Could have been more direct and there were some busy roads to cross but otherwise a fabulous walk!.

Kate Ingrams

22 Mar 2022 Spring

This is a very enjoyable and varied walk which allows for a couple of interesting stops along the way. It is a gentle, mainly flat, walk.
The first and last sections are on pavements and there are some wide tracks but a large part of the route is on paths through fields. For part of the way, the route follows the river Ver, a chalk stream, and another section is along a former railway line. I walked the route in March and parts were muddy and there were some large puddles the width of the path. There are several kissing gates and, for this reason, the route would not be accessible to wheelchairs or buggies.
The route passes St Albans Abbey, the Roman amphitheatre at Verulamium and Redbournbury watermill (the latter has a shop and bakery - only open on Saturdays). A short diversion takes you into Redbourne village where there is a lovely café.


10 Jun 2021 Spring

I walk much of this quite often, and enjoy it. Beware Gorehambury doesn't open until 8:00am, and a short section by the River Ver sometimes floods for a couple of metres.

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