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Starad one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting St Albans and Radlett.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Reviews - 3

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) Maybe (2)

Problems reported -  Access (2)

Downloads - 8


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St Albans
Grid RefTL1556907084
Lat / Lon 51.75054° / -0.32722°
Easting / Northing515,569E / 207,084N
Grid RefTQ1641499838
Lat / Lon 51.68525° / -0.31741°
Easting / Northing516,414E / 199,838N

Starad One's land is

Arable 8.6%
Pasture 30.5%
Urban 46.4%
Woods 14.5%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Jane Taylor

15 Mar 2022

I walked the whole route and it is mostly very pleasant, albeit with some muddy/soggy parts. But there is a complete blockage (blocked by tree) south of Harper Lane, where the path goes by the hospital perimeter. (Photo)
This is the same path the previous reviewer, coming the other way, found blocked at the Harper Lane end, and like them I walked through the new housing estate to get to the rest of the route.

I’m going to put up a new route option for Starad, incorporating the housing estate and some different footpaths, a few other tweaks, so that hopefully these problems can be bypassed, and we have a great workable Starad (though I think mud will be a feature at least some of the year).


30 Oct 2021

I walked this route from St Albans to Radlett. It started off as a lovely walk - the Ver Valley is beautiful. The meadows were muddy, sometimes boggy. After crossing the railway I encountered a few difficulties. Firstly, one footpath was temporarily closed for repairs (Oct 21), and I was unclear which signs to follow afterwards. Secondly, the footpath off Harper Lane was blocked by fencing (reported on pathwatch, Oct 21) which meant a diversion through a new housing estate (which massively increased the amount of road walking). Once out of the housing estate the route continued as a pleasant country path, with some mud and puddles possible.

Steve Lambert

04 May 2021

An excellent route between Radlett station and Sopwell in St. Albans. Maximises the countryside and the River Ver. The route north from Smug Oak Lane over the M25 until Frogmore floods easily but can be by-passed staying to the East of the River Ver going under the M25 near the Premier Inn if necessary.

From Sopwell there are better routes IMHO. Right and the left across the St. Albans golf course to the Alban Way or turning off Cottonmill Lane just prior to Monks Close and getting to the Alban Way across the playing fields. The best route from the Alban Way to St. Albans station is further to the North-East than shown. Go under the railway bridge and turn left up the ramps to Charrington Place. This leads directly to the station.

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