THE NORTH CHILTERN TRAIL (3) Barton – Pegsdon

The North Chiltern Trail – Barton – Pegsdon The weather forecast was good for the first part of the morning giving me a chance to complete the next section of the North Chiltern Trail. A steep climb out of the village of Barton-le-clay bought me quickly out of the stick in the mud, stubborn, clay…

NORTH CHILTERN TRAIL – Leg 2: Streatley to Barton-le-Clay

The North Chiltern Trail Leg 2:  Streatley to Barton-le-clay What a magical experience walking the second leg of the North Chiltern Trail proved to be.  Yes, It took me to “my world of dreams so far away”.* Few words are necessary. I will let the views  convey the glorious, early descent into Autumnal exuberance of…

NORTH CHILTERN TRAIL – Index of Posts

An Index of Posts on the Stunning 42 mile long North Chiltern Trail.  Set out in the excellent guidebook available here: North Chiltern Trail Leg 1 – Lilley to Streatley:  5.5 miles, some hills, excellent views, agricultural land, pubs at start and finish, chalky terrain. Leg 2 – Streatley to Barton-le-Clay: 4 absolutely stunning miles. …

NORTH CHILTERN TRAIL – Leg 1: Lilley to Streatley

The North Chiltern Trail – Leg 1 I have walked so many byways in this area over so many years now – why had I not come across The North Chiltern Trail?!  It puts together most of the area I have already explored into a disciplined order ripe for my re-discovery.  LHD * dropped me…

THE GREENSAND RIDGE WALK – Haynes to Sandy (Haynes to Northill section)

Having left the Greensand Ridge’s very own resident peacock behind at Haynes I was soon out in the fields again.  Quite quickly the sound of the busy A66 was heard and I carefully crossed it at the strangely named Deadman’s Cross.  I took the permissive path through Warden Great and Warden Little Woods (the little…

THE GREENSAND RIDGE WALK – Ampthill to Haynes (Clophill)

The Ampthill to Haynes section of The Greensand Ridge Walk (3rd leg) is 8.8 miles long.  In fact as I had curtailed my second day’s walk (see here) I reached Ampthill on my third day (after only walking from Ridgmont) and therefore had time and energy to continue several miles further.  I did not make…

THE GREENSAND RIDGE WALK – Woburn to Ampthill (Part 2)

Early on a promising Summer morning I returned to the village of Ridgmont to complete the second section of The Greensand Ridge Walk which I had curtailed due to gloomy weather the week before. (Details of part 1  here). The butterfly trail in the village was still in existence and just after I crossed over…