Starting in Toddington or Chalton this is a 5½ mile (8 km) walk over a mixture of grazing and arable fields, so it is good when the ground is dry, but the arable fields are difficult after recent ploughing. The grazing fields contain livestock and dogs need to be kept under close control. There is one stile and twenty gates on this route. The route links with the Fancott Wood and Meadow where an additional mile loop can be added. In good weather with firm ground allow about two and a half hours for the walk - not allowing for a pub stop!
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. Chalton has unrestricted on-street parking.
The old pump on Toddington village green or the Star public house, Chalton.
Length: 5½ (8 km)
Time: 2.5 hours
Surface Types: A full range of surfaces is encountered on this walk from hard, firm with no stones, with some loose stones, variable surfaces with and without stones, grass or uncultivated paths with and without ruts, and cultivated ground.
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 is one two-step stile, eleven kissing gates with a restriction of less than 1000m, one staggered barrier with a restriction less than 950mm, and three 1-way opening gates with a width greater than 750mm.
Refreshments: There are pubs and shops in Toddington and Chalton.
Public Toilets: None recorded
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats: There are seats at Toddington Village Green and at the Chalton recreation ground (point 5).
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Updated: October 2015