Past Meetup

Harlington the Sharpenhoe Clappers and the John Bunyan Trail

This Meetup is past

35 people went

Price: £5.00 /per person
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A circular walk from Harlington railway station through the rolling Sundon Hills with great views of the northern Chilterns. Follow part of the ancient Icknield Way and walk the beech-clad Sharpenhoe Clappers then join the John Bunyan Trail, before returning to Harlington.

Meeting point 09.00 at London St Pancras Railway station, outside the national rail ticket office by the circle. We will be taking the 09.34 train to Harlington arriving 10.19 journey time 45 mins.

Cost £7.90 pp for a group of four people travelling together, please see below, Oragniser fee £5.00 total £12.90

Walk Details 15.6 m 25.2km grade, hard some steep hills and undefined paths.

From Harlington station we head south to join the Ickneild way, a steady climb takes us onto the Sundon Hills, an area of outstanding national beauty and one of the highest points in Bedfordshire with superb views of the Chiltern hills.

We follow the ridge to the ancient beech woods of the Shapenhoe Clappers, where we pick up the Chiltern Way, passing through the village of Streatley, the trail takes us to Hill Hoe Farm and follows the ridge of the Barton Hills.

Dropping into Barton Le Clay we pick up the John Bunyan trail before tuurning south to follow the Wateroff brook back into Harlington, where you will have an option to join us for food and a drink or take the train back to London.

What to bring,

Group train tickets, Group tickets are normally available for groups of 3 or 4 adults traveling together. As you arrive at the meeting place I will send you in groups of four to the ticket office. Please arrive early as it cannot be guaranteed that we will have complete groups of 3 or 4. In these circumstances e.g. 2 persons or less you will unfortunately have to pay full fare.