New walks around St Albans riverbanks

EIGHT new circular walks taking in the River Ver have been launched.

The project Discover the River Ver has delivered increased access to the Ver Valley with eight circular walk leaflets and a 17-mile linear route with improvements to paths and new waymarking.

Several of the walks take in St Albans while others begin in Redbourn, Bricket Wood, Markyate and Flamstead.

The Countryside Management Service and Ver Valley Society have been working with Herts County Council as well as district and parish councils and local groups to deliver the project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A website with downloadable leaflets, virtual walks, local history and people’s memories of the Ver has also been launched and eight unique benches have been etched with images interpreting the local landscape.

The launch consisted of a guided walk around St Albans encountering actors telling tales about the river and re-enacting its historic stories and was attended by Deputy Mayor Beric Read.