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  NEW:  “Bloom Where you are Planted” – an Index of Posts of walks in and around the village of Harlington has now been added.  Please click here.  My book “The Woman Who Walked Through Fear” has now been published by Sitting Duck Press.  The book describes my adventures during my Gratitude Walk of the…

WOOD END AND WESTONING

A super varied flat walk. Cattle, horses, donkeys, ducks, goats, red kite, deer.  Village and countryside.  This walk is sometimes slightly overgrown in places and at the time of these notes footpaths across fields had not been reinstated after ploughing – please persevere –  it needs walking!  Explorer 193 (a map is recommended) Route This…

FLITWICK BLUEBELL WOOD

FLITWICK WOOD This is a walk around Flitwick Wood, which should be beautiful in early May when the bluebells are in bloom.  I have given directions from Tesco Car Park – this probably means that the walk lasts a little over an hour (it is, however on the flat).  If it is felt that is…

THE TINKER’S TRAIL

HARLINGTON A circular route out into the countryside from Harlington taking in areas which would have been familiar to John Bunyan  O S Explorer 193 Route From Village Hall Car Park  turn right, at the crossroads is the Manor House where John Bunyan was held on his arrest and before being sent to Bedford Prison. …

HARLINGTON BLUE PLAQUES

A short walk around the village of Harlington, taking in some countryside, superb views and investigating some of the history of the area. Explorer OS 193 Route Begin in The Village Hall Car Park, cross road and view plaque on Carpenter’s Arms, PH.  Turn right and walk towards Station Road.  Cross Station Road, view plaques…

HARLINGTON SPINNEY

  Easy short , flat walk centring on village of Harlington taking in small wood.  OS Explorer 193 Route Begin in Village Hall Car Park, follow the car park round into New Grounds past the Scout Hut and Pavillion.  Go straight ahead across the edge of the field. At the corner of the field of…

Harlington circular via Dyers Hall Farm

Walk from village into open countryside, beautiful views across to The Clappers.  OS Explorer 193 Route Leave VH Car Park, turn left down Sundon Road.  Down the hill, cross Park Leys and take footpath on right.  Follow footpath signs, across field, through kissing gate; continue through three more kissing gates. Turn right into field and…

Harlington Village View

A short stroll out of the village with a view across to St Mary’s church and return.  3.3k  OS Explorer 193 Route Directions Leave Village  Hall Car Park.  Turn right and  cross Church Road.  Walk down hill – Westoning Road (cross Tabor Close, Wingate Road, Glebe Gardens). At the bottom of the hill turn right…

THE HARLINGTON BOTTOMS

A short pretty route just venturing out of the village across open fields (muddy in winter) and returning through the village past the pond and church. OS Explorer 193 Route Leave VH Car Park; Cross Sundon Road. Proceed down hill.  Halfway down cross back and take well-hidden footpath after long white house.  Emerge with glorious…

THE HERTFORDSHIRE WAY: Codicote to St Albans

Well, we never expected a gap of one year and a month between our penultimate leg of the Hertfordshire Way until its completion.  A combination of family responsibilities, illnesses, injuries, weather and coronavirus intervened before we were able to set off on our socially distanced walk from Codicote to St Albans to finish the approximately…