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 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 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…

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 – 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…

THE GREENSAND RIDGE WALK – Woburn to Ampthill (Part 1)

I set off along my second leg of the Greensand Ridge Walk on what was forecast to be the best weather of a wet and windy week.  As I crossed the estate fields of Woburn an Easterly wind nearly blew me off my feet.  Deer looked across askance at me as if to say “why…

THE GREENSAND RIDGE WALK – Leighton Buzzard to Woburn

The Greensand Ridge Walk – Day 1 A day of sunshine and showers was forecast as the Lovely T dropped me off by the Grand Union Canal in Leighton Buzzard for the first stage of The Greensand Ridge Walk. I always love walking along canals -being nosey peeking in  back gardens which run down to…