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New 6.5 mile walking and cycling 'green ring' opens

New 6.5 mile walking and cycling 'green ring' opens

The St Albans Green Ring – a continuous 6.5 mile cycling and walking route around the City – is now open.

The ring connects many of the City’s green spaces, beauty spots and heritage sites as well as schools, workplaces, leisure facilities and residential areas. It formed part of St Albans City and District Council’s 2009 Vision for the City and is intended to encourage green transport and exercise.

The route extends from Townsend in the north to Fleetville in the east, Sopwell in the south and the Verulam Estate to the west. Among the places linked by the Green Ring are Batchwood, Clarence Park, The Wick, St Albans Rail Station, the Sopwell Ruins, Westminster Lodge, the Roman Museum and Theatre, Verulamium Park and the Cathedral. 

Some 13 green spaces are connected by the ring along with at least nine child-related destinations such as schools, play areas and parks.

Source: News release from St Albans City & District Council
 
by Lis Coulthard, allaboutstalbans.com - 27/11/2018 00:00

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