Pete's Walks - Ver-Colne Valley Walk

Post-walk Comments

Looking at the route on my maps, I didn't have too high expectations for the Ver-Colne Valley Walk. Being a river walk, it was obviously going to be flat, and it generally ran through or close to built up areas, including St Albans and Watford. But it turned out to be better than I'd expected, although the green corridors through St Albans and Watford often felt like municipal parks (and indeed occasionally were parks). There were some nice interludes in the countryside, especially at the start of the walk near Redbournbury, and it was always pleasant when the route followed the banks of these small rivers. Even in the centre of Watford the Colne was quite attractive, although there was a lot of traffic noise in places.

So not a great walk, but one that I'm glad I did.

Note: As a sort of 'addendum' to this route, I did a walk from The Lynch (Kensworth) to Redbourn, following the first few miles of the Ver from its 'winterbourne' source.

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River Ver at Sopwell Nunnery Open Space, St Albans (Day 1)