Starting in Toddington, a circular walk of approximately 2 miles (3 km), partly following the Icknield Way and passing through an ancient pattern of fields and hedgerows.
This walk is largely over grazing fields so it is firm when the ground is dry, and reasonable after rain. Most fields are used for grazing, so there is always livestock in some fields along the route - dogs need to be kept under close control. The route is stile free, but has seven kissing gates and three staggers. In good weather with firm ground allow about an hour for the walk.
The A5120 passes through Toddington which is just under a mile south west of junction 12 of the M1. There is restricted and unrestricted on-street parking around the centre of Toddington & Harlington. Other parking is available at the Toddington Village Hall, off Leighton Road, subject to functions.
At the old pump on Toddington village green.
Length: 2 miles (3 km)
Time: 2 hours
Surface Types: You will walk across a variety of surfaces, from hard and firm with no stones greater than 5mm, to grass or uncultivated earth paths with and without ruts and mud, to cultivated farmland.
Linear Gradients: The steepest linear gradient is steeper than 1:6.
Cross Falls: You will encounter cross falls 1:9 and steeper.
Width Restrictions: There are 3 x 600 mm staggers.
Steps: None recorded
Barriers: There are six kissing gates with a width restriction of less than 1000mm, three staggered barriers with a restriction of 600mm, and one 1-way opening gate with a width restriction of greater than 750mm.
Refreshments: There are pubs, shops and cafes in Toddington village centre.
Public Toilets None recorded.
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats Two seats on or close to route. At village green and Luton Road recreation ground.
© 2005-2015, Tom Chevalier
Suggestions or problems with this route to RoW@chevalier.me.uk
Updated: October 2015