Radlett is situated in the county of Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Radlett is some 5m [8km] SE of the city of St.Albans, by road, and 16 [25km] miles NW of Central London. Radlett is the second stop on the Thameslink service from St.Albans to St.Pancras International Station, a journey of around 25-30 minutes. Many local residents commute into London for their work.
Radlett is surrounded by the ‘Metropolitan Green Belt’ where all development is strictly controlled in order to limit urban sprawl and merging of settlements. It is for this reason that The Radlett Society & Green Belt Association is very conscious of its role in monitoring and scrutinising development in the Green Belt around Radlett in order to maintain it as a pleasant place in which to live.
Administratively, Radlett is located in Civil Parish of Aldenham, which is in the Borough of Hertsmere, the Planning Authority, whose offices are in Borehamwood.
Radlett is also part of Watling Chase Community Forest and enjoys easy access to many way-marked footpaths and bridleways and some access to nearby woodland. The Society has published its own map of the footpaths in the area.
Just to the North of Radlett, the River Ver joins the River Colne which eventually flows into the River Thames at Brentford to the West of London. It is a pleasant 2 to 3 hour walk across the farm fields to the river valley despite the motorways M1 and M25 being quite nearby.
Click here for a map of Radlett.