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Mountain or Hill:Sharpenhoe Clappers and Smithcombe Hills at Streatley

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Sharpenhoe Clappers and Smithcombe Hills

Sharpenhoe Clappers and Smithcombe Hills


The hill top beech wood on the Clappers is thought to have been an Iron Age Hill fort, and the chalk grasslands on the slopes below are important for many species of butterfly. The area comes alive in the summer with the sound of skylarks. (Natural Interest)

Start/Finish Point: Start at the car park at Sharpenhoe Clappers. Start Nat GR: TL064295.

How to get there by car/Parking: This area lies off Sharpenhoe Road, reached from the village of Streatley on the A6 between Luton and Bedford. There is a small car park at Sharpenhoe Clappers, on the road between Streatley and Sharpenhoe, signposted from the road.