Your very own guide to the former railway route between Hatfield Station and St Albans
Abbey Station, and the landscapes and buildings close to the line. This brochure is published by the Smallford Group: “Bringing the History of Smallford Station to Life” October 2015.
Alban Way is a six-and-a-half mile shared walking and cycling route between Hatfield Station and St Albans Abbey Station. Walkers, joggers and cyclists are asked to be aware of others’ presence and use the width of the path responsibly, especially if in a group. Please observe the guidelines above. Alban Way has regular connections with intersecting roads. Frequent bus services operate along Hatfield Road and Holywell Hill so that returning to your starting point by bus is easy (but admittedly less so on Sundays). Nearby parking can be found at several points along the route, although in the vicinity of the University you will find the Galleria (chargeable) and Station Road, Smallford good alternatives.
There are no toilets at any point along Alban Way. However, the following retail centres close to the route will welcome your custom, all of which have food and drink services, and toilet facilities: Galleria, Notcutts, Three
Horseshoes, Dunelm, Morrison’s, Verdi’s (a short walk to the Crown junction), and Sainsbury’s and McDonalds, Griffiths Way.
PLEASE NOTE: Network Rail may close the foot crossing near Griffiths Way, in which case please use an alternative route to Abbey Station via Cottonmill Lane, Prospect Road and Holywell Hill.
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