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Saturday, 23 March 2019

Saturday Walk: Flitwick Circular

15.2 miles / 24.4 km

A varied walk in mid Beds, taking in quiet villages, woodlands and fields.  Highlights include the De Grey Mausoleum, grand Wrest Park at Silsoe, and the mysterious Flitwick Moor (where the streams are orange...).

Trains: 9:35 London Bridge, 9:42 Blackfriars, 9:51 St Pancras.  Arrival time at Flitwick is 10:39. Return trains at xx:00/xx:30.

Lunch:  There are 3 places to chose from in Clophill: the recommended pub and the first one you will come to is The Stone Jug (01525 860 526) food served 12-2pm,  The alternatives are The Flying Horse (01525 860 293) food served all day, The Green Man Italian Restaurant (01525 860 352).

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks interesting. I may do the pre-lunch shortcut, which cuts 7.1 km (4.4 mi) and 120m of ascent/descent and has a rating of 3/10.

BrightSpark said...

n=3 on this walk. w=sunshine-all-day. A very pleasant walk in Bedfordshire. Lovely quiet villages and old churches and definitely a different feel to the walk as compared to the usual counties we walk in. I thought Wrest House (a stately home) was particularly attractive however I was horrified to see modern (100% functional 0% beauty) buildings had been erected all along one side of the beautiful house. I mentioned this to a fellow walker who thought I was being a bit precious/snobby. I doubted myself for a second or two until I saw yet another hideous building called Capability Brown House. Capability has designed numerous beautiful and elegant gardens all over England and I am thus sure would be turning in his grave if he new such a building had been named after him. Anyway, walker number two raced on to try and make it for lunch at the pub and I was left with the philistine! All in all though, the general variety of the walk made it a great day out. The philistine and I never did see the third walker again.

Anonymous said...

You can't leave us in limbo Brightspark - we demand to know who the philstine is

Anonymous said...

Is this what you were referring to ?

Picture 53 seems to just about show the offending new construction over to the left

https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-venues/wrest-park-house-gardens_4875.htm

and this is Capabilities effort that I notice is vacant - no surprise there?

https://www.vacantunits.com/listings/capabilityhouse_wrestpark/