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Wheathampstead Heritage Trail

High Street, Wheathampstead, St Albans AL4 8BB, England
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Look for the green plaques

We really enjoyed reading the green plaques full of interesting information. So easy to walk by and... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Teresa N
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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Picturesque walk around Wheathampstead

The Heritage Trail around Wheathampstead has much historical interest, and includes a delightful... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Miriam14
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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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High Street, Wheathampstead, St Albans AL4 8BB, England
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed reading the green plaques full of interesting information. So easy to walk by and not notice things like timber cladding on the sides of buildings We plan to go back and do the whole trail Free parking in the village car park

Thank Teresa N
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The Heritage Trail around Wheathampstead has much historical interest, and includes a delightful walk along the river. I especially enjoy the Dyke and have images of the Romans fighting the local soldiers of Wheathampstead. It is a varied and well-marked trail. Do try it and...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Pick up the guide brochure and spend a pleasant two hours absorbing the history of this village. If you want there is another brochure offering longer walks in the surrounding countryside. A good way to spend a few hours or a few days and you...More

Thank helloAdelaide
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to St Albans and enjoyed a pleasant amble around parts of the heritage trail. The river walk and Devil's Dyke were just lovely, although signposting could have been better (at one point we thought we were trespassing on Scout and...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We walked the whole trail which took nearly two hours. My favourite was the Dyke earthwork because it was so old. we started in a cafe, sat by the river in the middle and finished in a pub.

Thank HertfordshireEleanor
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

A beautiful small town near to Harpenden and St Albans which is full of little hidden gems.The river lea passes through close to the Bull pub....plenty of excellent little independent shops and restaurants...my favourite part was visiting the old disused railway and platform that laid...More

2  Thank shane s
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Really lovely trail round this historic village. Plenty to discover and lots of great history to learn about. Good food and drink options and information boards/leaflets. Walk by the river Lea, visit the historic church, spot the crinkle crankle walls, have a beer, go to...More

1  Thank ManInBlack64
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

The trail maps were easy to find in shops and pubs. They are very informative and I learnt about Crinkle -Crankle walls that ripple round country gardens.

1  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you are ever in the picturesque village of Wheathampsted, and it is your first time, you must walk the heritage trail. It takes you through the nicest and most historic points of the town (which is all of it!) and teaches you many interesting...More

2  Thank Henry M
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Tried one of these today and found the map we printed off from the website to be difficult to follow. It would be helpful if there were written instructions and proper signage along the route.

2  Thank PapayaStAlbans
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Lynnette C
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Response from Denise B | Reviewed this property |
As lovely as it is, I don't believe it to be suitable for the disabled. Some parts are very uneven with many stones and even some holes. In the winter it can be very muddy so good firm walking boots are necessary.
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Denise S
26 April 2016|
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Response from Paul T | Reviewed this property |
There is a website. Search for Wheathampstead heritage trails to find the site. You can print them of from there and as suggested an OS map is useful support. We did the old railway and returning alongside the river lea it... More
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