How to get here

By train

Welwyn North 4½ miles; Welwyn Garden City 6 miles; Harpenden 5 miles

By road

There are many routes into Ayot St Lawrence, but all involve access down relatively narrow lanes. The route below is the quickest and easiest and the one that we strongly recommend unless there has been heavy rain. If there has been heavy rain please follow the directions below. If you are unsure which route to take, please call us on 01438 820307 and we will do everything that we can to help. If coming from the A1(M)/Welwyn Garden City/Hatfield: (15 minutes) Exit A1(m) at junction 4, and take the first exit, following signs to Wheathampstead. At the next roundabout (Stanborough Lakes) take the first exit, followed by the second exit at the next roundabout onto Brocket Road/B653. Continue straight for three miles, then take the second exit at the next roundabout (Shaw’s Corner is signposted from here). Take the next right onto Codicote Road. Take the next left, again onto the Codicote Road. *Follow for just under a mile, then take the next left onto Bride Hall Lane. Follow for a mile, then take the next left onto Bibbs Hall Lane. Shaw’s Corner car park is 200 metres up the lane. If coming from St Albans/M1 Junction 6/M25 Junction 21A: (20-25 minutes) From St Albans city centre head north towards the village of Wheathampstead on the B651. Follow the B651 for 4 miles until you come to Wheathampstead village centre. Continue through the village, past the church and The Bull pub, then at the next roundabout take the third exit onto Codicote Road.(Shaw’s Corner is signposted from here). Take the next left, again onto the Codicote Road. Then follow as above from *. If coming from Harpenden/Luton/M1 Junction 10 (20 minutes – from Luton) Follow signs for Wheathampstead along the B653 Lower Luton Road. Continue to follow the Lower Luton Road, through two roundabouts at Batford. At the next roundabout continue straight (second exit) onto Codicote Road. Take the next left, again onto the Codicote Road. Then follow as above from *.

Parking: free small car park, 30 yards from house. Please be aware that our car park is very small, and be prepared to wait on busy days. Not suitable for large vehicles.

Sat-Nav: postcode AL6 9BX. Please note that Sat Nav routes will be the quickest, but not necessarily the easiest - if coming from the norht /A1(m) sat navs will bring you through a ford and routes to Shaw's Corner that are not signposted.

By bus

there is no public transport to Ayot St Lawrence. The nearest bus stops are in Wheathampstead and Blackmore End, both of which are 2 miles away from Shaw's Corner, and would require a walk down narrow country lanes to reach the property.

By cycle

NCN12, 1 mile

Sustrans

By Driving instructions following heavy rain

"Ayot" means island, and following heavy rain it is possible to see why. This route is the best one to follow on days when the main route is flooded. If you are unsure which route to follow, please give Shaw's Corner a ring on 01438 820307. If coming from the A1(M)/Welwyn Garden City/Hatfield: (25 minutes) Exit A1(m) at junction 4, and take the first exit, following signs to Wheathampstead. At the next roundabout (Stanborough Lakes) take the first exit, followed by the second exit at the next roundabout onto Brocket Road/B653. Continue straight for three miles, then take the second exit at the next roundabout (Shaw’s Corner is signposted from here). At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto B651 Lamer Lane. *Continue for just over a mile, then turn right onto B651 Ballslough Hill. Take the next right onto Bibbs Hall Lane. Continue on Bibbs Hall Lane until you see the Shaw’s Corner car park. If coming from St Albans/M1 Junction 6/M25 Junction 21A: (20-25 minutes) From St Albans city centre head north towards the village of Wheathampstead on the B651. Follow the B651 for 4 miles until you come to Wheathampstead village centre. Continue through the village, past the church and The Bull pub, then at the next roundabout take the second exit onto B 651 Lamer Lane. Then follow as above from *. If coming from Harpenden/Luton/M1 Junction 10 (20 minutes – from Luton) Follow signs for Wheathampstead along the B653 Lower Luton Road. Continue to follow the Lower Luton Road, through two roundabouts at Batford. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Lamer Lane. Then follow as above from *.

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