Autumn Walks round St Albans

October 28th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Autumn Walks round St Albans

There are so many fantastic Autumn walks to be enjoyed around St Albans and Harpenden, one walk is called The Three Burys which allows you to absorb the beautiful scenery of the Ver Valley. On this circular walk, you can enjoy the rolling hills of the Ver Valley and the Three Burys. The name of the walk refers to the pretty hamlets, the hamlets of Childwickbury, Redbournbury and Gorhambury can be found on the walk, between St Albans and Redbourn.

The walk also offers picturesque views over fields and farmland and at a moderate eight miles it should only take half a day. This walk starts and finishes at the Verulamium Museum in St Albans before travelling north past the pretty Batch Wood which is currently on fire with colour, up through Childwick Green before turning and heading west at Bamville Wood. From there you travel down Beesonend Lane where the trail takes walkers back towards St Albans at Redbournbury Mill, along the River Ver.

There are plenty of pubs and eateries in St Albans to enjoy after your ramble. Why not try The Six Bells on St Michael’s Street which is located very close by the Verulamium Museum, it has a roaring open fire and real ale on tap, and cosy atmosphere that is well deserved after any hike. There is also the Rose and Crown, Blue Anchor and The Black Lion Public Houses as well as The Waffle House at Kingsbury Mill and Inn on the Park cafés and East Common, Harpenden or Three Horseshoes Public House.

This is just one of a series of eight circular walks on the River Ver and part of the 17-mile long linear, River Ver Trail. Much of the walk is on surfaced estate drives and there are some lovely views across the parkland landscape. The walks have been set up by The Countryside Management Service (CMS) works with landowners and communities to develop projects that enhance landscape and biodiversity, as well as encouraging people to understand and enjoy the countryside across Hertfordshire.