Walks/Trails 21

23 May – 28 May

London Colney Walk To School Week
Enjoy a Walk to School in London Colney. Help us reduce car use & traffic pollution in the village and enjoy fresh air. Venue London Colney
Info @londoncolneyparish
By London Colney Parish Council

29 May – 6 June

Rock Around The Common
Discover our hidden painted rocks around Colney Heath Common. Will you find a ladybird, a utterfly or a tree on your rock.
Venue Colney Heath Common and Nature Reserve, High Street,
Colney Heath AL4 0NS
Info Free I All ages I colneyheathparishcouncil.gov.uk
By Colney Heath Parish Council

Walk The Chalk For All
A pleasant self-led 2.5 mile walk along quiet streets, park & woodland. In your own group, at your pace. Spot the “live simply” chalk messages. Consider a picnic!
When? 1 – 6 June
Venue Download the map/guide from https://www.albanstephen.org/2021-st-albans-sustainability-festival/
Info Free I All ages
By SS Alban & Stephen RC Church

23 May – 6 June

St Albans Rainbow Trail Butterfly Trail
Spot a butterfly drawing in windows etc across the district OR create one yourself. Prizes! Until 5th June.
Venue: across the district
Info Free I All ages I https://www.facebook.com/stalbansrainbowtrail
By: St Albans Rainbow Trail

City Tree Trail
Follow our self guided trail from the city centre to discover the
fascinating trees of St Albans and the events that shaped their history.
Download the trail from stalbansenvironmentaction.org
Venue Start from St Albans City Centre
Info Free I All ages I stalbansenvironmentaction.org
Directly: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FPTtTQyKkAFMNXvR_XRagCs6YBOkkGR9/view
By Tree Action Group St Albans

Cathedral Tree Trail
Explore the grounds of St Albans Cathedral and discover the history behind some of the city’s oldest trees! Pick up your trail booklet in the Welcome Centre!
Venue St Albans Cathedral St Albans AL1 1BY
Info £2 donation I All ages I https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/tree-trail
By St Albans Cathedral

Grow Sopwell Family Trail
Use our map and take your family on a trail around Sopwell’s green
spaces, wildlife friendly havens and community gardens, collecting
clues along the way.
Venue Sopwell. St Albans
Info Free I All ages I @GrowSopwell
Website: https://cottonmillandsopwellhub.org/2021/05/21/sustfest-2021-family-trail/
By Grow Community – Sopwell

Reflection Trail
Pray, contemplate, reflect. Follow our trail to walk; look; consider the impact you have on the earth. Think about what steps you can take to make a difference. Downloadable trail sheet available, self led event.
Venue Harpenden
Info Free I All ages I Map/Info bethanycc.uk/sustainable
By Bethany Community Church

Rothamsted – Science Trail
Walk our Science Trail, find the posters and discover more about our research. Add a painted pebble to Winifred the Sustainability Worm near our public café. Download map from: rothamstedenterprises.com/activities/walking-trail
Time 7am – until dark. Cafe open Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm.
Venue Rothamsted Research, Harpenden AL5 2JQ
Info Free I All ages I rothamsted.ac.uk
By Rothamsted Research

Park Street Scavenger Hunts and more
Sustainability posts, downloadable scavenger hunts and our guide to the best SustFest events going on.
Venue: Park Street, St Albans
Info Free I All ages I @Park.StreetRA
Info: https://psra.org.uk/sustfest-2021-psra/

Sunday 23 May
Magical Mayfly Walks
Join an evening Mayfly walk to see the magical spectacle of enigmatic mayflies, who live just one day as an adult, dancing in clouds along the River Ver.
Time 6 – 8pm
Venue River Ver – Drop Lane, St Albans AL2 3TX
Book riverver.co.uk/mayfly-walks-23-26-30-may
Info Free I All ages I riverver.co.uk
By Ver Valley Society

Wed 26 May
Magical Mayfly Walks

Join an evening Mayfly walk to see the magical spectacle of enigmatic mayflies, who live just one day as an adult, dancing in clouds along the River Ver. Non-members are invited to join the Society for £8 per year.
Time 6 – 8pm
Venue River Ver – Drop Lane, St Albans AL2 3TX
Book riverver.co.uk/mayfly-walks-23-26-30-may
Info Free I All ages I riverver.co.uk
By Ver Valley Society

Sat 29 May
A Walk For Spring Butterflies

Guided walk in Heartwood Forest with local butterfly experts Andrew Steele and Malcolm Hull. We will look for a range of species including the rare Small Blue.
Time 11am – 1pm
Venue Heartwood Forest, Sandridge AL4 9DQ
Book woodlandtrust.org.uk/events
Info £5. Under 8’s – Free I All ages I hertsmiddx-butterflies.org.uk
By Woodland Trust & Butterfly Conservation Herts & Middx Branch

Mindful Nature Walk & ReCrafting: Crafting With Recyclables
Join Mind in Mid Herts’ free public Mindfulness walk in one of St Albans’ lovely green spaces. Support your mental health in nature.
Time 10 – 11.30am Venue See webiste and online listings for details
Book TBC
Info Free I Adult only I mindinmidherts.org.uk
By Mind in Mid Herts

Sun 30 May
Magical Mayfly Walks

Join an evening Mayfly walk to see the magical spectacle of enigmatic mayflies, who live just one day as an adult, dancing in clouds along the River Ver. Non-members are invited to join the Society for £8 per year.
Time 6 – 8pm
Venue River Ver – Drop Lane, St Albans AL2 3TX
Book riverver.co.uk/mayfly-walks-23-26-30-may
Info Free I All ages I riverver.co.uk
By Ver Valley Society

Tues 1 June
Evening Walk From Redbournbury Mill

Starting at the Mill we follow the Ver. We hope to see summer warblers and chalk stream species. If lucky we may hear a grasshopper warbler or see a barn owl.
Time 6 – 7.30pm
Venue Redbournbury Mill, Redbournbury Lane, St Albans AL3 6RS
Book redbournbury0106.eventbrite.co.uk
Info Free I All ages I ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans
By RSPB St Albans

Sat 5 June
Evening Walk

We’ll be walking around Heartwood in small groups, chatting with like minded people.
Time 5.30 – 7.30pm
Venue Meet at Heartwood Car Park, High Street, Sandridge AL4 9DQ
Book eventbrite.com/e/evening-walk-tickets-149409563025
Info Free I All ages I stalbansfoe.org
By St Albans Friends of the Earth