Visiting the Park

 

Highfield Park is situated on the south eastern side of St Albans in Hertfordshire.
For a more detailed map click here for a Google Maps (You can get Directions to the Park).

 

 

Tree Trail Leaflet

The tree trail leaflet guides visitors around the Park, with a map and information about the various trees in the Park.  This leaflet can be picked up from Charters Health Club. 

Car Parks

There are two free car parks in the Park.

Charters Health Club This car park is open 24 hours a day throughout the week.

West Lodge This Car Park  is locked at 6pm and is closed at the weekends.

Travelling by road

Visitors from outside the area are most likely to approach the Park from the M25 motorway.  Exit via Junction 22 (London Colney exit) and follow the signs for St Albans along the A1081 to the A414 roundabout.  Continue to follow the A1081 signs into St Albans and at the next roundabout turn right into Highfield Park Drive.  Continue straight on at the next roundabout (note the “Welcome to Highfield Park” sign), the road then bears to the left and becomes Highfield Lane.  The entrance to the football fields is on the right (Hill End).  For the Office, situated in West Lodge, and Cell Barnes turn left at the next mini-roundabout into Hill End Lane.  The entrance on the left (wooden field gate and signage) opposite Frobisher Road.

Travelling by bus

The S7 bus leaves St Albans town centre (St Peters Street) via the Railway Station hourly Monday to Saturday alight at Hill End Lane opposite the SPAR shop.

Travelling by train

St Albans is on Thameslink with trains every 20 minutes from central London. It is 2 miles to the Park via Camp Rd or you may take a taxi or an S2/S7 bus to Camp Road/Drakes Drive junction.

Travelling by bike

The Trust permits cycling on a permissive basis, throughout the Park, using the tarmaced paths.  There are cycle racks at Charters Heath Club.

The Alban Way, a trail for cyclists and walkers using a former railway line, runs between Hatfield and St Albans.  Leave the Alban Way at the Hill End Lane junction and cycle down Hixberry Lane. The entrance to the park is on your right.

Walking your dog

The Park is a popular place for dog walking. We request that dogs are kept under control and that dog mess is picked up and disposed of in the dog waste bins provided. 

Horse riding

The Trust permits horse riding on a permissive using the tarmaced paths.  Horse riders are asked to keep to the tarmaced paths, give way to pedestrians and clear any manure from the paths.