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Name and community rail partnership logo in pink arrowAbbey Line Trail

14 km / 9 miles

The Abbey Line is a 6.5 mile (10km) local railway line running between Watford Junction, on the National Rail Network, and St Albans Abbey stations. The Abbey Line Trail takes the scenic route between these stations and links to stations in between. So you could complete the full 9-mile trail in one go or break it up into smaller sections by taking the train and enjoy a different walk over several visits. The Trail is waymarked and there is leaflet with a map of the route available to download, so walkers are able to explore the various routes at their leisure.

A pdf leaflet is available on the weblink below.


Path Type
Other Paths
Waymark: Name and community rail partnership logo in pink arrow
Name and community rail partnership logo in pink arrow
Other Paths; Easy; River; Railway
TQ109972 - Watford Junction, Hertfordshire
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TL145064 - St Albans Abbey Station, Hertfordshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
Abbey Line Trail Leaflet (Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership - 2017)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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The Straw House  (bookable online)
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14 Km

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Route Profile:

14.5 Km (9.0 miles)
110 m (361 ft) ascent
83 m (272 ft)  maximum height