Friday, 31 October 2014

Autumn Walk in St. Albans

Hey everyone :)

So this weekend gone - Dave and myself went for a walk through Verulamium Park which for those of you who don't know is in the little town of St. Albans near where I live.

The park also has the following which makes it a good day out:

- In one corner of the park across the road (so technically not part of the park) there is the Waffle House - which as you can guess serves waffles with basically anything you want - they have breakfast menu, lunch, dinner menu - it's very popular and always busy.
- There is a splash park for toddlers which if memory serves - is only open May to September during the year - basically it sprays water out of holes in the ground.
- The lake - yes in the middle of the park is massive lake - the main walk of the park takes you round the lake. There is quite a lot of wildlife in the lake - swans, ducks, moorhens, seagulls - I think you can feed them bread.
- Walks - there are quite a few walks - the main one as I said is round the lake - but there are paths that branch off to other parts of the park (to be honest I haven't gone on every walk so not sure where they take you)
- Pub - there is a little pub in another corner of the park - that you can chill out at and get a drink
- Toilets are located half-way round the park so if you find yourself needing the toilet don't worry. They are only open during the day though.
- Cathedral - in the corner where the pub is located, if you follow the path towards St. Albans town centre - it will take you past the very large Cathedral - I don't know much about it or its history but it seems very popular in the town and one of its major buildings.
- Town centre - as I said if you follow the path towards the Cathedral it will take you to the town centre where the shops are located (if you enjoy shopping).
- Ruins - there are a few ruins in the park - again not sure where they come from or what they are.
- Car parking - thought I'd mention this - there is a very large car park - so don't worry about parking, it does cost though.

It was quite a windy and dull day but we got a walk around the lake before any rain started so all was good. Here are a few pictures I managed to get. This was on one of my old cameras so apologies for the picture quality.

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As I said it was a bit of a dull day - but we still had a nice time and enjoyed the walk around the park/lake. If I get some more time this coming month - I will be a little adventurous and see where those other paths go ...



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