Toddington to Lodge Farm Circular Walk

Introduction

A 4 mile (6 km) walk over mainly arable fields, so it is good when the ground is dry, but difficult after recent ploughing. The few grazing fields contain livestock and dogs need to be kept under close control. There are three stiles on this route. In good weather with firm ground allow about an hour and a half for the walk.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

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. Other parking is available at the Village Hall, off Leighton Road, subject to functions.

Start/Finish Point

This circular walk starts and finishes at the war memorial on Toddington village green.

Access and General Information

Length:  4 miles (6 km)
Time: 2 hours

Access Information:

Surface Types: You will walk across hard, firm ground with and without loose stones, across hard but variable surfaces with loose stones, across grass or uncultivated earth paths with and without ruts, and across cultivated ground and farmland.
Linear Gradient: The steepest linear gradients are steeper than 1:6.
Cross Falls: The steepest cross falls are 1:9 and steeper.
Width Restriction: There are no width restrictions less than 1000mm.
Steps: None recorded.
Barriers: There are four kissing gates with a restriction less than 1000m, one 1-way opening gate with a width greater than 750mm, one staggered barrier with a minimum restriction of greater than 950mm, two one-step stiles and one two-step stile.
Refreshments: Toddington village centre has a selection of pubs, shops and a café.
Public Toilets: None recorded.
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats: There is one seat at point 18 on the map, about half way around the walk and with a great view towards Sharpenhoe Clappers, Flitwick and Ampthill (on a clear day!), and one seat at Toddington village green.

Route Description

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Acknowledgements

© 2005-2015, Tom Chevalier
Suggestions or problems with this route to RoW@chevalier.me.uk
Updated: October 2015

 




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