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What is the Alban Way?

The Alban Way is a trail of approximately 6.5 miles for cyclists and walkers along the former railway line between St Albans and Hatfield. It is an important link in the local sustainable transport network and forms part of Route 61 of the National Cycle Network.

It can be joined at a number of access points, including Highfield Park (Fleetville, St Albans), Ellenbrook Lane (Hatfield) along its length. Limited car parking at access points is available at the former London Road station in St Albans, the site of the Smallford station in Smallford Lane, and at the eastern end (where it meets the A1057 just off the Great North Road north of Hatfield Station).

The Alban Way does not just serve as a transport route for people, but also as a green corridor for plants and animals. Many bird, insect and mammal species can be found. If you look carefully you may be able to see the former railway platforms in the undergrowth.

Alban Way Greenspace Action Plan 2019-24

St Albans City & District Council is working in partnership with Countryside and Rights of Way Service at Hertfordshire county Council have produced a Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) 2019 - 2024 for the Alban Way. This document provides information about the site, it identifies issues and opportunities, and sets out proposed management actions to achieve the aims and objectives. The plan has been informed by feedback to the briefing document through a public engagement in November 2018.

Date of last review: 01 October 2019