St AlbansRadlett

Starad four
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By Jane Taylor on 15 May 2022


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Description

I think this route delivers the best combination of direct and pleasant/off-road between St Albans and Radlett.

It's 2 km shorter than Starad Three, and stays away from the busy A5183 Watling Street (Starad Two). After walking and reviewing Starad Three, I thought there was scope for a more direct, but still very pleasant, route to the west of the A5183, and this is it.

Between St Albans and Smug Oak Lane/Colney Street the route follows the River Ver across meadows and wetlands. It's the same as Starad Three.
Then from Smug Oak Lane it follows the edge of a large meadow/field (the OS footpath is shown going across the field, but on the ground it seems everyone follows the field boundary rather than going across the middle).
Then woodland, fields and tracks to outskirts Radlett, where there is a quiet private road leading to the town centre.

There are some steps, narrow paths, and a small bridge. The Ver meadows towards St Albans may flood in winter.
Refreshments at Park Street. As an added bonus the route passes a hotel just by the M25, which would make a useful stopping point for anyone on a long journey, and of course refreshments may also be found

I think this route delivers the best combination of direct and pleasant/off-road between St Albans and Radlett.

It's 2 km shorter than Starad Three, and stays away from the busy A5183 Watling Street (Starad Two). After walking and reviewing Starad Three, I thought there was scope for a more direct, but still very pleasant, route to the west of the A5183, and this is it.

Between St Albans and Smug Oak Lane/Colney Street the route follows the River Ver across meadows and wetlands. It's the same as Starad Three.
Then from Smug Oak Lane it follows the edge of a large meadow/field (the OS footpath is shown going across the field, but on the ground it seems everyone follows the field boundary rather than going across the middle).
Then woodland, fields and tracks to outskirts Radlett, where there is a quiet private road leading to the town centre.

There are some steps, narrow paths, and a small bridge. The Ver meadows towards St Albans may flood in winter.
Refreshments at Park Street. As an added bonus the route passes a hotel just by the M25, which would make a useful stopping point for anyone on a long journey, and of course refreshments may also be found

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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
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