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SHARPENHOE CLAPPERS - FEB 2018

Wed 14 February - SHARPENHOE CLAPPERS - HARLINGTON (BEDS) CIRCULAR - Leader: Dave H
Starts at 10:25: Harlington (Beds) Station 
The walk takes us across a mostly rolling agricultural landscape followed by a short but very steep climb up onto "Sharpenhoe Clappers", about the most northerly escarpment of the Chiltern Hills, giving great views to the East. Then returning to Harlington via the Sundon Hills Country Park. 

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Sharpenhoe Clappers. The name origin lies in the Middle English word 'clapere' meaning `warren’.

 
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Harlington Church of St Mary the Virgin. The site of the first  English Grand National Steeplechase in 1830
 
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John Bunyan plaque gaoled for field preaching
 
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Our leader Dave field preaching to Ramblers by the Bunyan tree
 
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Frances offering Valentine's Day heart biscuits
 
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Antonella ready for anything...moon walking,Polar exploration  or forensics??
 
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She manages to also walk and lead the pack (across a very muddy ploughed field!)
 
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General winter view
 
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Tim reading the plaque to the 'Bunyans Oak'

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Walkers wrapped up warmly for the chily approach to the Chilterns escarpment.

Photos: Sue E, Frances H

Saturday, June 23, 2018