Highfield Park

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Covers an area the size of approximately 30 football pitches, nearly 25 hectares.

Highfield Park is an attractive place to come for a walk or cycle . There are also orchards, woodland, meadows, basket ball hoops, children play areas and football pitches for you to enjoy.

Some of the Activities and Attractions include The Tree Trail, Hertfordshire Puddingstone, The Millennium Maze, The Mediterranean Garden, The Hill End Hospital Community Garden, Woodland Garden, Hill End Garden of Rest , Cell Barnes Hospital Memorial Garden and Boules Courts.

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The Tree Trail

The Trail is 3km (2miles) long and follows a circular route of surfaced and grass paths. The blue arrows on the leaflet and various way markers enroute guide you around the park. The trail identifies 25 different trees, each with a numbered way marker, the leaflet provides you with interesting facts about the various trees.

Hertfordshire Puddingstone

Near the Trust office there is a fine example of a Hertfordshire Puddingstone, not to be mistaken for a piece of concrete, can only be found in Hertfordshire. It looks like lots of stones stuck together, loosely resembling a fruit pudding, hence its name.

The Millennium Maze

Earthworks constructed the maze in 2000 to mark the Millennium. Built as a wildflower earth mounded maze and designed for use by young children, it has now lost many of its flowering plants. The Trust this winter will be planting a Copper Beach hedge making it an exciting maze again.

The Mediterranean Garden

The Garden was created in 2000 following a design competition with Oaklands College. It is designed to be low maintenance, drought resistant and to adapt to climate change.

The Hill End Hospital Community Garden

The Garden was created in 1999, based upon the theme of being a sensory garden. With plants to excite your sense of smell, touch, sight and sound. This garden will shortly be receiving a revamp to renew some of the plants in the garden.


How to get here


From M25

Exit Junction 22 - join A1081 follow signs for St Albans. At London Colney Roundabout ( with traffic lights) continue into St Albans. Pass Cemetery on your right. At roundabout turn right into Highfield Pak Drive. Continue straight on at next roundabout, follow the road round to the left at next mini roundabout turn left for Highfield Park office (next on your left) or right then first right (Spar shop) and the Highfield Park Centre is in front of you.

From M1 southbound

exit at M10 for St Albans - at roundabout follow signs for St Albans City Centre and after passing Ayletts Nursery on your left and follow the directions above.

From M1 northbound

Join M25 eastbound (Stanstead Airport) and follow M25 directions above.

From A1 (M)

exit at Hertfordshire University and follow signage for St Albans A414 and at second roundabout (London Colney) follow the directions above.


St Albans is on Thameslink with trains every 20 minutes from central London. It is 2 miles to the Park


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


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Address: Highfield Park, Hill End Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0RA, UK
Phone: +44 1727 847242
Email: admin@highfieldparktrust.co.uk

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