Redbourn Walks and nearby footpaths

St Albans Tour Guides have regular guided walks in Redbourn on their website click Out of Town Walks, you may also need to click their walks calendar

Regular walks also take place as Hertfordshire Health Walks

SEE the Friends of the Nickey Line website for details of their walks

Beating The Bounds

Shorter Routes

Friends Of The Nickey Line Walks

There are many footpaths around Redbourn. A leaflet showing one walk, with variations is from Redbourn Common to Redbournbury Mill.

A three to three and a half mile walk is the Three Mills And Two Rivers Walk or the leaflet HERE

A longer walk is from The Car Park on Redbourn Common down Chequer Lane straight acrooss the main road via the Ver Valley marked footpath to come out on the A5183 by Dolittle Mill. Cross the Road and the take the footpath to Redbournbury Mill and then follow The Three Burys Walk to St Albans and back.

Haydn Davies has written a booklet of Interesting Short Walks on the Flat with illustrations by Ernest Leahy. Proceeds to go to The British Lung Foundation, National Trust at Ashridge, Redbourn Care Group and Cancer Research. An Excellent read (Redbourn Webmasters), the booklet costs 5. Redbourn is included in chapter 7 with the Around the airfield at Redbourn and Chapter 4 with the walk around Redbourn Common. Mr Davies Cricket Match picture is also included in this chapter. The booklet was available from the Redbourn Care Group office

The Redbourn Common Walk from Interesting short walks on the Flat.

Abbey Flyer Walks

Iron Age Hillfort at Cholesbury, near Tring

Beacon View near Tring uses part of the Grand Union Canal Towpath & The Ridgeway

Ashridge Drovers Walk, 4 or 6 Miles

Links to various walks are given below. You may also wish to look at this website for hertfordshire walks:

Longer Footpaths

The Nicky Line Railway Walk from Hemel Hempstead to Harpenden passes through the village as does the Ver Valley Walk. The network of footpaths around the village also form part of the Chiltern Way and the Hertfordshire Way.

At Hemel Hempstead is the Grand Union Canal, the towpath giving easy walking and at Harpenden is the Lea Valley Walk. On Dunstable Downs the Ridgeway and Ickneild Way merge.

Lea Valley Walk

Nicky Line

Near Chequer Lane


Hertfordshire Way

Chiltern Way

The Chiltern Way is a circular walking route of around 200 km (125 miles) and there are now three optional extensions taking the total route to a maximum of 278 km (172 miles). It is a wandering, varied and mostly rural way stretching around the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and passing through many pretty Chiltern villages.

There are over 60 guided walks on offer during the Walking Festival, in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire. These range from shorter walks taking a couple of hours, themed walks combined with a visit to a local attraction , and day walks covering 10 -13 miles.

All the walks are open to the public and they are all FREE.

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns, and to discover the Chiltern Way!

The programme will be updated on our website, where you will also find details of the route of the Chiltern Way.

The Chiltern Society, White Hill Centre, White Hill, Chesham, Bucks HP5 1AG

01494 771250 Registered charity 1085163 The Chiltern Society - we care for the Chilterns

The Chiltern Society is a registered charity which relies on membership subscriptions and legacy gifts. Please support our work to care for the Chilterns

Chiltern & other walks

This includes pushchair and wheelchair walks

Grand Union Canal

At Tring:

Ver Valley Walk

The photo was taken between Redbourn and Redbournbury Mill.


Ver Valley Walk

See also River Ver, River Ver Book

The Ver Valley Walk passes near Redbournbury Mill.


Jan 2012
Topic revision: r33 - 29 Mar 2012 - 15:46:09 - Bob Boutland
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