Ver Valley Walks
A series of eight circular walks and a linear River Ver Trail (a 17km walk from the source to the confluence with the Colne) were originally developed by the Ver Valley Society (VVS) working with the Countryside Management Service in 2011, and updated in 2021.
The Ver runs for 28 kilometres from its sometime Source at Kensworth Lynch to Bricket Wood where it joins the Colne passing through several County Wildlife Sites and some valuable historical sites, notably in St Albans and its surroundings. It is joined by two small tributaries, the River Red at Redbourn and the Hanstead Brook just above the Colne confluence.
Over the centuries man has developed the river and made use of its power, constructing a dozen watermills and associated mill-channels, which have modified the waters course over much of the river’s length. Many of the buildings still exist and some wheels still operate.
Walks leaflets can be downloaded from the website of the Ver Valley Society.