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Name and community rail partnership logo in pink arrowAbbey Line Trail


14 km / 9 miles
The Abbey Line is a 6.5 mile (10km) local railway line running between Watford Junction, on the National Rail Network, and St Albans Abbey stations. The Abbey Line Trail takes the scenic route between these stations and links to stations in between. So you could complete the full 9-mile trail in one go or break it up into smaller sections by taking the train and enjoy a different walk over several visits. The Trail is waymarked and there is leaflet with a map of the route available to download, so walkers are able to explore the various routes at their leisure.

A pdf leaflet is available on the weblink below.


Waymark: Name and community rail partnership logo in pink arrow
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Name and community rail partnership logo in pink arrow
Attributes: Other Paths
Start: TQ109972 - Watford Junction, Hertfordshire View on StreetMap
Finish: TL145064 - St Albans Abbey Station, Hertfordshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2015
Web Sites: Abbey Line Trail Abbey Line Trail [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Abbey Line Trail Leaflet  (Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership  - 2017 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 166, 176
OS Landranger Active 166, 176
OS Explorer 173, 182
OS Explorer Active 173, 182

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Route Profile:

14.5 km (9.0 miles)
110 m (361 ft) ascent
83 m (272 ft)  maximum height

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