A 4.5 mile (7 km) walk, starting from the village green in Toddington, is virtually all over arable fields so it is good when the ground is dry, but difficult after recent ploughing. Most land is managed by Heathcote Farms who normally keep the paths clear of crops. There are four kissing gates on this route, and not normally any livestock. In good weather with firm ground allow around 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 the sections over grazing fields and some minimal distance along roadside pavements. There are dog bins on Toddington village green and adjacent to the path after turning off the road past Harlington railway station. Dependent on the time of year there is water in various streams & ditches.
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.
This circular walk starts and finishes at the war memorial on Toddington village green.
Length: 4½ miles (7 km)
Time: 2 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: The steepest linear gradients are steeper than 1:6.
Cross Falls: The steepest cross falls are 1:9 and steeper.
Width Restriction: None recorded.
Steps: None recorded.
Barriers: There are four kissing gates with a minimum restriction of less than 1000mm and two staggered barriers with a minimum restriction of less than 950mm. The route is stile free.
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 outside the cemetery, at point 11 of the route, and also at Toddington village green.
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Updated: October 2015