Most of us spend our week in the office behind a desk, so at the weekend it’s great to get out and about. Fortunately we are well off for open spaces in and around St Albans. For residents of the villages around the city the countryside is on the doorstep.
Within striking distance of the centre of there are plenty of short, circular walks which start and finish at station on the Abbey to Watford line – Verulamium Park, the River Ver, the Moors and How Common. Even closer to the centre of town is Clarence Park a haven for small children who prefer the playground and the café. Clarence Park is also home to St Albans Football Club.
Two disused railway lines are good for walking and cycling. There is the Nickey Line that links Harpenden, Redbourn and Hemel Hempstead and Alban Way between St Albans and Hatfield. Heartwood Forest near Sandridge is a newly planted area of woodland that will become the largest forest in the UK. It is perfect for a longer ramble.
Finally if you are interested in history and architecture, there are guided walks around St Albans led by St Albans Tour Guides or for the more independent there is a St Albans City Trail which is a 3 mile walk around the town. More information on all these walks can be found at the Tourist Information Centre.