St Albans circular

Sun 12th Feb 2017

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 6/2/17: BRING OWN LUNCH -The pub for the lunch stop do not do food on a Sundays, strange as that may seem. They are however happy for us to eat our sandwiches in their beer garden and go inside to purchase drinks as required.
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
20ml.
Start Time
09.23
Route
St Albans-Abbey station (Euston 8.24 arriving St Albans Abbey 9.23 (x Watford Jct)

Visiting the Colne Valley way, Hertfordshire way, Grand Union canal, minor footpaths and finally some Roman artifacts

General Notes
Possible lunch stop Bell Inn, Bedmond, but probably best to bring sandwiches
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Walk Report

St Albans Circular, Sunday 12th February 2017
18 walkers, 20 miles - leader Steve Plested
The weather forecast was not too promising but 17 hardy souls and a labradoodle joined me at St Albans.
We set off along the Ver Valley way in the rather gloomy weather but at least it did not properly rain, had some misty views of the cathedral and a lucky few glimpsed a kingfisher before heading through Bricket Woods and on to the lunch stop. The landlord though not serving food was happy for those that wanted to eat their sandwiches inside and another walker joined us. The afternoon saw us heading off on the parts of the Hertfordshire Way and on to the Grand Union canal with still no improvement in the weather although it did seem a little warmer. After a few hills and some open countryside we were soon passing what was once Butterfly Paradise before finishing with some Roman remains in Verulam Park.
The distance was almost exactly 20 miles and we arrived back at St Albans with everyone claiming that they had enjoyed the walk including those for whom this was their first outing with the LDWA and would be coming back for more.

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