5. River Ver Access & Interpretation Project

Aim: Involve people with their local waterbodies

Water body: River Ver
Project description

A Heritage Lottery Funded project led by the Ver Valley Society and Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service to increase access to and interpret the heritage, landscape and biodiversity of, the the River Ver and its Valley.

The £105,000 project, completed in 2011 involved the creation of a series of nine walks (8 circular and one linear) throughout the Ver valley. A series of schemes to improve access and interpretation were carried out linking rural and urban open spaces through waymarking and interpretation of the River Ver, improved surfacing, bridges, furniture and waymarking and created an information resource on the heritage, landscape and biodiversity of the river which is available on the Ver Valley Society's website.

Project lead: Ver Valley Society
Project partners: Herts Countryside Management Service, Chiltern Chalk Streams Project, St Albans City & District Council, Hertfordshire County Council
Project start: 2009
Project end: 2011
Funding source: , Ver Valley Soc., Herts CC, Chilt Chalk Streams Project, Watling Chase Comm. Forest, St Albans C&DC

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.