One of a series of circular walks around Toddington.
A 4¾ mile (7½ km) walk largely over arable with some grazing fields so it is good when the ground is dry, but can be difficult in places after recent ploughing. Much of the land is managed by Heathcote Farms who normally keep the paths clear of crops. There are twelve gates on this route, some fields may have grazing horses or sheep. In good weather with firm ground allow over 2 hours for the walk.
Advice for Dog Walkers – Subject to following the Country Code, for much of the route a dog can be off the lead, with the exception of some minimal distance along roadside pavements, the sections adjacent to woodland where birds are being encouraged to breed. There is a dog bin on Toddington village green. Dependent on the time of year there is water in various rivers, streams & ditches on the route.
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.
The walk starts at the old pump on the village green.
Length: 4¾ mile (7½ km)
Time: Allow 2 hours
Surface Types: You will walk across a variety of surface types: hard, firm with no stones greater than 5mm; hard, firm, some loose stones, no stones greater than 10mm; hard but variable surfaces with loose, variable sized stones; grass or uncultivated earth paths with no ruts, and with ruts/mud; 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: None recorded.
Steps: There is a maximum step height of 400mm at the steps on and off the bridge over the River Flit (point 12/13).
Barriers: There is one 1-way and one 2-way opening gate with a width of greater than 750mm, ten kissing gates with a restriction of less than 1000mm and three staggered barriers with a minimum width restriction of greater than 950mm.
Refreshments: There are pubs, shops and cafes in Toddington.
Public Toilets: None recorded.
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats: There are seats around Toddington Village Green.
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Updated: October 2015