Sunday 1 December 2019

The Greenacres Christmas 2019 Literary Walk


 The Verulamium Loop 

The Greenacres Christmas 2019 Literary Walk - 'THE VERULAMIUM LOOP' Sunday 8th Dec, 2019 at 11-00am.

A fantastic circular green spaces walk around St Albans - 'THE VERULAMIUM LOOP'. Meet in the car park of Mill Hill Broadway Station, Bunns Lane, London NW7, Sunday 8th December at 11-00am for an 11 20am departure. 

Starting from St Albans City station we will take a cycle way to The Alban Way which we follow for a short stretch. A quick stop at the amazing Watercress Wildlife Association Nature Reserve before we head for the River Ver and follow the riverside path to Verulam Park.Along the way we will pass the German style Christmas Market which will have various events as well as an outdoor skating rink.We can decide on the day if the group wants to stop for 15-20 minutes to have a look around.On to 'The Lake'  where we will stop for our packed lunch by the remains of a Roman wall with view of the Abbey in the distance.  After lunch we do a circuit of the lake and then head for St Albans Abbey. A quick look at the Abbey and walled garden and we stop for tea at Abigail's Tea Rooms. After tea we head back to the station. This is another pretty route with plenty of water along the way and it's very 'Christmassy'.  This walk at 3.7 miles is slightly shorter as we normally do around 4.5 miles. 

PLEASE NOTE SLIGHTLY EARLIER START TIME 11-00am. Don't be late we have a train to catch.
As already stared everyone needs a cheap day return to St Albans City which is £4-30 per person as part of a group ticket. Pay on the day. If you have a rail card you can get your own ticket for the same price. 
Please bring a packed lunch and bottle of water.

Apart from a gentle climb to the Abbey, most of the route is flat and level and smooth surfaced.

At the finish we will catch the train back to Mill Hill Broadway. We estimate that we will be at St Albans City Station around 4pm.
If you have a favourite poem or reading, please get in touch or bring it along on the day. Tel:  020 8346 5503.

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