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Sunday, 8 March 2020

Sunday walk: Leagrave to Harlington (with Shortcut 2)

Walk with Shortcut 2, 16.6km (10.3 miles), difficulty 4/10
Walk with Shortcut 1, 17.3km (10.7 miles), difficulty 4/10
Main walk: 23.1 km (14.4 miles), difficulty 6/10
A Bedfordshire walk featuring the young Lea river, views from North Chiltern hills, ancient woodlands, and an exceptionally fine chalk downland: The walk finishes in the hill top village of Harlington. The full walk seems a bit long for the time of year so Shortcut 2 is suggested (this gives you a taste of the Barton Hills and shares the main walk's lunch destination in Barton-Le-Clay).
Trains
The 09:48 Bedford-bound Thameslink from St Pancras International, arriving Leagrave 10:30.
Trains return at xx:06 (except the 17:04) and xx:36.
Get a return to Harlington.
Lunch
Several places in Barton-Le-Clay.
The Bull Hotel (01582 882 888) is recommended by the author.
CafĂ© Goa (01582 883 934) serves Indian Goan Cuisine. Open 12.00-14.30. 
The Royal Oak, (01582 881 329).
The Waggon & Horses (01582 882 011)
If anyone does Shortcut 1, they have only one option, The Chequers Inn, Streatley  (01582 882 072).
Tea
The Carpenters Arms, Harlington, (01525 872 384).
The Old Sun (01525 877 330)
Walk directions: here 
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

n=4 in w=mostly-sunny-with-a-biting-wind weather. 3 off the train and 1 came by car from North London. Not overly muddy.
Two lunched well in The Bull and the other two joined them for a drink. During lunch we had a very heavy shower, miraculously, the only rain of the day.