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The Sharpenhoe Clappers
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We've been meaning to walk up and around Sharpenhoe Clappers for as long as I can remember and we finally took the plunge.

We made a bit of a mistake by not parking on the main road but turning left (from Barton) and parking in the car park there because it actually makes the walk up a little too easy.

It didn't take long to reach the memorial and the wonderful views of Beds and Herts below, we were lucky that the sun came out as we were ascending. Once at the top there's a few different options to come back down but a word of warning to those with small children, keep a careful watch as there are places where they could easily fall down the side.

I should imagine it's pretty busy in summer, we decided we'd like to return when there's snow in the ground, the views really would be spectacular then.

By the way, I used an app to check how far above sea level we were at the top and it said just under 2,500 feet.!

2  Thank Nidgehammer
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a lovely area to walk your dog.

You park in a free car park that lies half way up the hill on the road between Streatly and Sharpenhoe. From there you can walk towards Barton Le Clay or decide to cross the road and walk towards Harlington, the walk to Harlington is far better in my opinion and people do not go that way for some reason.

It's not as nice as the Barton Springs but its still lovely dog walking countryside.

2  Thank Nicholas F
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Easy car park, and lots of easy walks. Some are through the beech woods with long views over the fields and villages below. There are also wide fenced off routes around the edges of fields making a varied and easy range of walks of different distances. Next time we will walk along the ridge from the path which leaves the other side of the road from the car park. (Free).

Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love this place. There's various walks, varying in length, that can be taken around the gorgeous countryside. Views from the top of the Clappers are stunning, you can see for miles.

Thank JoshAFC
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I kept driving past the sign for The Clappers and could see the hill, as the rest of the area is pretty flat. So one weekend we decided to visit it and I am so glad we did. There is a car park although if it's busy you might struggle to find a space. There are a few different walks around the Clappers and we took the one up to the woodlands, it was truly stunning area with outstanding views over the home counties. Well worth a visit and a great picnic spot.

1  Thank John W
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