image for Mountain or Hill item typeMoleskin and Markham Hills at Streatley

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Moleskin and Markham Hills

Moleskin and Markham Hills


Situated between Sundon Hills and Sharpenhoe Clappers, Moleskin is a superb area of chalk grassland, covered in cowslips in spring and also containing wild liquorice and many species of orchid. Markham Wood, the mature beech hanger, offers spectacularly framed views through the trees of the surrounding vale. N.B. Parts of the walk can become muddy especially after heavy rain, so strong waterproof footwear is recommended. Take care where conditions are rough and do let someone know where you are going. Please be aware that much of the walk may be unsuitable for wheelchairs and difficult for pushchairs. (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 parking nearby at Sundon Hills and Sharpenhoe Clappers.

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