Walking is the most environmentally and socially sustainable form of transport. There are no pollution, noise arising from it. It is an integral part of living in towns, cities and villages as it is ideal for undertaking most short journeys. It also forms the link between other forms of transport for longer journeys. In addition walking is a good form of exercise for improving health and fitness and is an inexpensive leisure activity.
St Albans Walking Strategy
As part of its Green Travel Plan for the District, St Albans District Council have produced a Walking Strategy.
Walking for leisure
The Countryside Management Services (CMS) provide a series of selfguided walks and also organises guided walks. Please look at their website for more information.
Information on walks from stations along the Abbey Flyer can also be downloaded from below:
Abbey Flyer Walks - The Common (Bricket Wood station - circular walk)
Abbey Flyer Walks - The Moors (How Wood station - circular walk)
Abbey Flyer Walks - The River Ver (Park Street station to St Albans Abbey station)
Walking for health
St Albans and Harpenden have a dedicated health walk programme. Look here for the full schedule.
Date of last review: 11 August 2011
Public Rights of Way
Hertfordshire has an extensive Rights of Way network of over 5200 paths totalling more than 3000km. These paths are shown on the Definitive Map which is held and maintained by the Rights of Way Unit at County Hall. For further information on the rights of way network, please see the Hertfordshire County Council website www.hertsdirect.org/row