There are three different walks recorded in this weeks route card because a guest planned to bring children and a longer walk would not have been suitable.
The Chilterns are known for stunning views and easy access from London, Reading and Oxford. They stretch North of Luton and it is at this point we start our walk, from quaintly named Sharpenhoe Clappers.
Free parking provided by The National Trust and routes clearly marked make this an easy walk with much to see near and far. A convenient Water Tower directly North of the car park provides a good reference point from almost all positions on the walk.
We started with the 5 mile walk and then stopped at Chequers, a pub in Streatley. After an enjoyable traditional British pub lunch we completed the final 3 mile walk.
Distance: 3 + 5 + 15 Miles
Elevation Range: 259 to 590 feet
Weather Check: Luton, Bedfordshire
Map: Click here and once loaded select “Leisure” map
Route Card: Sharpenhoe Clappers, Circular Walks in the Chilterns
Download: Walkers Route Card Template for Word 2010
Local Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sharpenhoe-clappers/
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- 18/05/13 19:44: Taking urban to the sticks -thanks 4 your great company today in the Chilterns, #DrinkingGinger http://t.co/sS9inpEvBI
- 18/05/13 14:02: Not saying the Chilterns are backward or anything but a Spitfire just flew over #whatyearisit
- 18/05/13 12:02: I am on the highest point in the Chilterns and I have the blisters on my feet from walking it to prove it.
- 18/05/13 11:03: @andybolton Ever wonder if that Chilterns Red Kite reintroduction went a little too well? :P
- 18/05/13 07:08: Off for another walk in #Chilterns hoping 2 dodge showers