Side Valley in Barton Hills

SWC Walk 229 Leagrave to Harlington

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The route up Warden Hill

SWC Walk 229 Leagrave to Harlington

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Galley Hill, from Warden Hill (II)

SWC Walk 229 Leagrave to Harlington

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Serrated Down, Barton Hills

SWC Walk 229 Leagrave to Harlington

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Sharpenhoe Iron Age Hillfort Site, from near Harlington

SWC Walk 229 Leagrave to Harlington

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The Lea, close to its source

SWC Walk 229 Leagrave to Harlington

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The Lea, in Limbury Meads

SWC Walk 229 Leagrave to Harlington

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Leagrave to Harlington walk

Meadows, solitary North Chiltern hills, ancient woodlands, steep chalk escarpments, 2 Neolithic hill forts, Barton Hills (chalk downs), and the hill top village of Harlington.

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swcwalks swcwalk 229, Leagrave to Harlington. 2/9/17.

This was another very pleasant 14.4 mile walk in Central Beds and the very North Western corner of Hertfordshire. The initial walking, close to the towers of the Marsh Farm estate and the source of the River Lee, is not so enticing, but after a section along the banks of the Lee, the walker is soon up on the lofty Warden Hill, looking over Luton. Thereafter, this is a walk of great views from fine chalk escarpments and down land, through ancient woodlands, following ancient tracks, like the Icknield Way. There's a visit to a nature reserve, with springs, in the afternoon, prior to some field edge walking to the hill-top village of Harlington. Another excellent day's walking, spoilt only by a rather hazardous crossing of a very busy A6; take care at this point!


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