The End of Autumn – A Circular Walk from Ampthill (Part 2)

    We left Clophill by following part of the Greensand Ridge Walk and carefully crossed the A6 at Deadman Hill.      I must have been too young to have heard about the murder which took place just off the layby here in 1961, but I do remember as a child the story being mentioned on…

The End of Autumn -A circular walk from Ampthill (Part 1)

    Walking in the countryside around Ampthill, Maulden and Clophill today demonstrated, as I always find, that such a simple act has so many benefits. Following on from a family funeral the day before and the onset of a headcold, probably bought on by emotion as much as sitting still in stuffy hot rooms…

Wood End Trail, Harlington, Beds.

  I find it difficult to believe I have lived in Harlington eight years and never walked the Wood End Trail.  The excellent P3 leaflet had been sitting in the study for a while and prompted by a couple of conversations with villagers and also having sight of some of the old maps of the…

Index of Posts for Walks in Beds, Herts and Bucks

  Index of walks in Beds, Herts and Bucks: I thought it would be useful to set out an index and link to the local walks I have undertaken which I will update as time goes on.  Any comments on the walks would be more than welcome. Walks in Bedfordshire An early morning walk up…

WALK THE HOOP – The Hitchin Outer Orbital Path

      I chose one of the hottest days of the year to walk the Hitchin Outer Orbital Path (HOOP), partly as further training for walking the Pilgrims’ Way and also to discover a walk near Hitchin  – but there were a couple of refreshment stops along the way, some shade through the woods and…

Barton Springs

    Taking a walk over Barton Springs very early one morning to see the sun rise was an idea that had been softly floating around in my head for a  while.  A combination of a full moon meaning I could see my way walking up the hills and superb fine weather combined to give me…

Millenium Circular Walk

    I have walked the 14 mile  Millenium Circular Walk in Bedfordshire taking in the parishes of Aspley Guise, Aspley Heath, Eversholt, Husborne Crawley, Ridgmont, Woburn and Woburn Sands several times and never been disappointed and today was not an exception.  Although easily accessible from many parts of Bedfordshire and indeed Milton Keynes, the…

The Magic May Tree: A walk around Warden Hills, Galley Hill and Lilley

  When I was a child my Nana kept a book at her house in Dalton Street, St Albans which had belonged to my Mum and Auntie as infants.  This cherished book was called “The Magic May Tree”.  Walking on this  magnificent May Day I was reminded in so many ways of the glorious fantasyland of the book.  The gingham-clad,…