There is no shortage of options to keep yourself busy in St Albans, but many people are looking for ways to combine seeing the area while getting some fitness. If you are pushed for time, hiring a local taxi company to take you around the city is an excellent way to see the sights, but if you have a bit more time at your disposal, you'll find that these are some of the best trails on offer in the local area.
If you are not sure where to begin and you would like some insight about what you are looking at, you'll find that there are a number of St Albans tour guides in the city. These guides are fully trained and very experienced, which means that they are ideally suited to taking you on a walking tour around the city. One of the most interesting stop-off points comes with the Clock Tower, Built over a 9 year period in the early 1400s, the tower has clocked up more than 600 years of use and service and it remains one of the most distinguishable landmarks in the local area.
As you would expect from a thriving city with so much history, there is a strong range of city walking tours on offer in St Albans. This includes late night ghost walks.
Take the city trail and see all of the sights
If you are feeling slightly adventurous, the St Albans City Trail is a good option. This is a trail that covers around 3 miles and it will allow you to enjoy some of the most popular sights in the local area. Depending on your walking speed or how often you stop off to admire your surroundings, you'll find that the trail can take anything between 90 minutes to 2 hours. There are plenty of chances to shop and enjoy a refreshment along the way so if you were looking for a trail that you could make the most of, this is definitely the place to visit.
One of the best things about St Albans is that you are very close to the countryside and you can choose from a range of countryside walks and trails. The Abbey Flyer Walks offer a range of short walks that can be enjoyed from stations located on the Abbey Flyer line. There are two circular walks to be found on the Redbournbury trail, with these walks taking you along Ver Valley.
If you are looking to explore this area more, you'll find that the River Ver trail is a great walk, although it does cover some distance. As long as you are aware of this and prepare yourself for the distance, you will be able to enjoy what is on offer.
Given that taking long walks can be good for your health as well, it is good to see that there has been an initiative to support this style of activity. The Health Walks offer a wide range of trails aimed at all manner of health levels. From a 30 minute on gentle terrain to tougher walks over longer distances and varying terrain levels, if you are looking to stay safe while gradually building up your fitness, you'll find that there are plenty of ways to enjoy the best of what St Albans has to offer.