A 3.5 mile (6 km) walk from Toddington to Eversholt, linking the Icknield Way long distance path with the Greensand Ridge Walk. The Monmouth Way is named after the Duke of Monmouth (1649-85), Pretender to the English throne, whose mistress Henrietta Wentworth was born in Toddington and lived at the Manor.
The symbol for the Monmouth Way represents a Duke's Coronet. Watch out for the symbol on waymark posts and stiles.
The route is mainly over grazing fields, some hard tracks, woodland and two large arable fields. The grazing fields often contain livestock and dogs should be kept under close control. There are two stiles on this route. In good weather with firm ground allow over an hour and a half 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. Other parking is available at the Village Hall, off Leighton Road, subject to functions. Unrestricted on street parking is available in Eversholt.
The walk starts behind Toddington library in Conger Lane and ends at St John the Baptsist church in Eversholt Church End.
Length: 3½ miles (6 km)
Time: 1.5 hours
Surface Types: A full range of surfaces is encountered on this walk, from 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: Some gradients are steeper than 1:6
Cross Falls: Some cross falls are steeper than 1:9
Width Restriction: There are no restrictions less than 1000mm.
Steps: None recorded.
Barriers: There are 2 two-step stiles, 9 kissing gates with a restriction of less than 1000 mm and a one way opening gate with a width of greater than 750mm on the walk.
Refreshments: There are many pubs and shops in Toddington. The Green Man Public House is located at Eversholt Church End.
Seats: A seat is located on Toddington Village Green and at Point 3 at the field edge with a spectacular view across Bedfordshire to the Sharpenhoe Clappers.
Public Toilets: None recorded
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
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Updated: October 2015