St Paul’s Cathedral to St Albans - 5 Stages

Wed 19th - Fri 21st Jun 2019

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
9.3, 7.3, 7.5, 4.3 or 7ml.
Stage 1: 19th June, 12.00, 9.3 miles. St Paul’s Cathedral to Hampstead Heath. Stage 2: 20th June, 10.30, 7.3 miles. Hampstead Heath Station to Woodside Park Station. Stage 3: 20th June 14.30, 7.5 miles. Woodside Park Station to Elstree Station. Stage 4: 21st June, 10.00, 4.3 miles Elstree Station to Radlett Station. Stage 5: Friday 21st June, 13.00, 7 miles Radlett Station to St Albans Abbey Stage 1: Goes south across the Millennium bridge, then right to Westminster Bridge. Pass Westminster Abbey, go across the Royal Parks. Use roads to Paddington Basin, then follow Regent’s Canal and cross Primrose Hill. More roads to Hampstead Heath station. Stage 2: From the station along South Hill Park into Parliament Hill. Cross Hampstead Heath, NorthEnd and the Hampstead Heath Extension. Pass St Jude’s to join the Dollis Valley Green Walk (DVG). Follow this west then north on the DVG to Woodside Park station. Stage 3: Continue on DVG north to join the London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP). Continue on both until bearing right (north) to Barnet Lane. Cross the A1 at Stirling Corner to enter Borehamwood and Elstree. Go downhill on roads and paths to the station. Stage 4: Follow the Watling Chase Timberland Trail, to Shenley tea rooms. Stage 5: Continues on the Trail downhill, then goes north to Margaret Cottages. Follow paths to Moor Mill and the River Ver. Follow riverside paths to Park Street and New Barnes Mill. Go along Cottonmill Lane, then rejoin the river path to Holywell Hill. Turn uphillto the Abbey Orchard and the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
General Notes
St Albans Cathedral is launching a new walking pilgrimage and route from St Paul’s Cathedral to St Albans in June 2019 to coincide with the opening of its new welcome centre and pilgrim exhibition. The 37 miles (five half-day stages) takes in some of London’s most stunning parks, waterways and views and allow for reflections along the way, inspired by the life of Alban, Britain’s first saint and martyr. Each stage is easily accessible by public transport, making it a green pilgrimage and route . Pilgrims and walkers will be able to do as much or as littleof the walk as they wish. To be part of the first group to complete this walk, save the dates and get in touch to register your interest: