Chews Charity Farm - Place to Unwind

Chews Charity Farm

People have settled and farmed this area for thousands of years. Now this small chalkland field is open for quiet enjoyment of the countryside. No fertilisers or pesticides are applied and grasses typical of permanent chalk grassland have been sown and wildflowers are being encouraged to re-colonise. Access End Date 30.09.2012

How To Get There By Public Transport

BY BUS: Telephone Bedfordshire Bus Information Line : 01234 228337, 8.30am – 5pm open 5 days a week or Travel Line 0870 6082608.
BY TRAIN: For timetable information, please telephone National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950.
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How To Get There By Car

Take the A5 north from Dunstable and turn left at Chalk Hill into Sewell Lane.
Limited on road parking is available. Please park thoughtfully and carefully.

Start/Finish Point

The site is accessible from Sewell Lane.

Access and General Information

Access and General Information: :
Surface Types: You will walk across surfaces ranging from hard and firm with no stones greater than 5mm, to hard but variable surfaces with loose, variable sized stones, to grass or uncultivated earth paths without any ruts.
Linear Gradient: There are linear gradients of between 1:6-1:9, of between 1:14-1:17 and of 1:18 or less.
Cross Falls: There are cross falls of between 1:10-1:15.
Width Restriction: There is no width restriction of less than 1000mm.
Steps: None recorded.
Barriers: There is one 1-step stile at the Suncote Avenue entrance and one 2-step stile at the Sewell Lane entrance.
Refreshments: There are pubs, shops and cafes in the centre of Dunstable.
Public Toilets: None recorded.
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats: None recorded.

Map and Further Information

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