St AlbansRadlett

Starad three
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By Jane Taylor on 31 Mar 2022


Distance

12km/7mi

Ascent

132m

Descent

160m

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Description

This route is an alternative to Starad One, it includes the necessary detour around a blocked path in the Harper Lane area.
Route follows the River Ver via Sopwell, and Park Street.
Having walked both Starad One, and the St Albans end of Starad Two, I've incorporated what I think are the best features of both routes in this one

This route is an alternative to Starad One, it includes the necessary detour around a blocked path in the Harper Lane area.
Route follows the River Ver via Sopwell, and Park Street.
Having walked both Starad One, and the St Albans end of Starad Two, I've incorporated what I think are the best features of both routes in this one

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St Albans
Grid Ref TL1556907084
Lat / Lon 51.75054° / -0.32722°
Easting / Northing 515,569E / 207,084N
What3Words drew.tender.soil
Radlett
Grid Ref TQ1641499838
Lat / Lon 51.68525° / -0.31741°
Easting / Northing 516,414E / 199,838N
What3Words navy.create.port

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Jane Taylor

16 Apr 2022

Very enjoyable route based on Starad One, it incorporates a diversion around a blocked footpath, and some other changes brought in from Starad Two where I think they improve the overall route. Full credit to the route makers of those routes.

Because of the diversion the route is slightly less direct than it otherwise would be, which is why I've given 4 stars instead of 5.
However, if the alternative is walking along Watling Street, I will take the detour.

Leave St Albans by an old railway path, very good routing.

The meadows by the river Ver were quite wet, and it looked like it might flood in that area over winter.

Park Street has some refreshment options, and the lakes at Frogmore were lovely, with well placed benches for a picnic.

The approach to Radlett through woodland gives a different flavour to what is a diverse and satisfying Slow Way.

Paths vary, but expect some narrow ones, slopes and steps, and probably some mud or wetness.

There are a couple of drop out points - Park Street station, and a useful bus stop where the route crosses the A5183 Radlett Road by Ventura Park. There is also a Premier Inn at the half way point if you really need it!! Joking aside, if you are planning a long journey into/out of London this would work as a good break point at the M25 marker.

I do wonder if there is another, more direct, route option going West of Watling Street between Radlett and Smug Oak Lane.
Perhaps someone with local knowledge could investigate and make a new route if they think it is an improvement.

I've put some photos from the walk on the main route overview page.


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