Leading the way in sociable walking in and around the St Albans area since 1967
The Society is a registered charity, and is affiliated to the Ramblers (www.ramblers.org.uk) and a member of the Open Spaces Society (www.oss.org.uk), Friends of the Hertfordshire Way (www.fhw.org.uk/) and the Ver Valley Society (www.riverver.co.uk).The Society’s primary objective is the preservation, protection and enhancement of footpaths and public rights of way. By walking the paths on Sundays and Thursdays, the Society partly fulfils this objective.
The Society also has Footpath Representatives who check all the paths in each parish in the St Albans district, and report problems to Herts County Council. As a group we also suggest improvements to the footpath network, feeding into the local implementation of the Herts Right of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP). If you have any suggestions, please let us know.
We have a 'planning officer' who looks at all planning proposals submitted to the District Council to check if they might affect Rights of Way and responds on our behalf with any concerns. We also liaise with the Ramblers to coordinate our efforts.
Finally, we have a Working Group which carries out maintenance and repairs in conjunction with the County Council and the Countryside Management Service.
Most recently, a path has been created by the Working Group alongside Redbourn Lane, from the Nickey Line at the roundabout connecting with Harpenden FP3 towards Redbourn. From there, follow the roadside verge to connect with Harpenden FP9 that crosses the Rothamsted estate towards Harpenden.
See http://webmaps.hertsdirect.org/row/row.htm for Hertfordshire Footpath numbers.
Report faults on rights of way at:
The Society is run by its members for its members and volunteers are always welcomed.
If you are interested in knowing more about any of the roles described opposite please contact our Chairman at
Working Group contact at
Conservation & Volunteering
Just some of the many wayposts installed by our working group this year. Why not join them and get some 'green gym' exercise.