Green Ring opened

St Albans Green Ring – a continuous 6.5 mile cycling and walking route around the City – has been officially opened.

The ring connects many of the City’s green spaces, beauty spots and heritage sites as well as schools, workplaces, leisure facilities and residential areas.

It formed part of St Albans City and District Council’s 2009 Vision for the City and is intended to encourage green transport and exercise.

The route extends from Townsend in the north to Fleetville in the east, Sopwell in the south and the Verulam Estate to the west.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Brian Gibbard, opened the ring at Bernards Heath on Thursday 25 October with the assistance of Cllr Salih Gaygusuz, Portfolio Holder for Business and the Community.

They were joined by children from Bernards Heath Junior School and members of the St Albans Cycling Campaign (SACC).

Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) and its Countryside Management Service (CMS) were also involved in delivering the joint project.