The Nickey Line forms part of Route 57 of the Sustrans National Cycle Network which continues through Harpenden to Wheathampstead and Welwyn Garden City.

From Harpenden, Sustrans Route 6 goes south to St Albans & Watford, and north to Luton & Milton Keynes.

By Road

There are various access points throughout the Line. Parking is mainly via local streets or town centre car parks.

Park Hill in Harpenden normally has easy parking with level access for disabled people. (Take care over parking restrictions especially during school times!)

Near Redbourn, there is a small car park at the bottom of Redbourn Lane by the Redbourn bypass, grid reference TL 112 128 (The entrance is narrow so you are recommended to go round the roundabout first then turn right - with care - into the car park.) There is also street parking on Redbourn side of roundabout in Harpenden Lane. The main roads here can be busy so do take care when crossing.

There are 6 car parks in Redbourn – see but the one on Redbourn Common off Lybury Lane is probably the best one for using the Nickey Line.

In Hemel Hempstead, access points with some local parking include Keens Field (HP2 5PU) and Hunters Oak (HP2 7SX).

By Train

Harpenden train station is about 1 mile from the Nickey Line. Hemel Hempstead station is nearer two miles.

By Bus

(Bus services are changeable so do check before you travel)

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More Information:

Also Read :

- What you can see on the Nickey Line

- More about walking or cycling the Nickey Line

- The History of the Nickey Line


Volunteer Work Parties

Why not join on one our work parties to work on the Line?

Have some good healthy exercise and fun too.

Contact us today for more details.

Do You Have Ideas to Offer?

If you have ideas for improvements to the Nickey Line or to our activities, contact us today.