Alban Way

Route Details

  • From - to: St Albans to Hatfield
  • Distance: 6.5 miles
  • Type: Disused railway path
  • National Cycle Network: Route 61
  • Surface: Smooth and suitable for all users

Route Description

Running between the historic towns of St Albans and Hatfield, it provides a safe, traffic-free route for leisure and commuting. The route is for walkers and cyclists and travels along the trackbed of the former Hatfield to St Albans branch line of the Great Northern Railway.

The Alban Way is 6 1/2 miles long (about 40 minutes’ cycling). It runs between Cottonmill Lane in St Albans and Wrestlers Bridge in Hatfield.  The route has a smooth surface making it perfect for all users and has many access points, most of which are ramped or level.

There is lots to see and do along the way with links to fishing lakes, St Albans Abbey, the university campus and Hatfield House. The Alban Way is also a haven for plants and animals, providing a green corridor for them to thrive. Many bird, insect and mammal species can be found so keep your eyes peeled.

Download an Alban Way leaflet with route map.

Things to see and do

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The Alban Way is a trail for cyclists and walkers along the former route of the Hatfield to St Albans branch line of the Great Northern Railway.

Latitude: 
51.75595638287731
Longitude: 
-0.2752318725585967
Zoom level: 
13
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Description: 

Map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.

The Alban Way is a trail for cyclists and walkers along the former route of the Hatfield to St Albans branch line of the Great Northern Railway.

Length: 
7 miles