Totternhoe Castle Mound and Maiden Bower

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This is a walk to enrich the imagination, with a large mound that was a motte and bailey, the remains of the earthworks of an ancient hill-fort and this area marked the southerly limit of the frozen wastes of the Ice Age. It is chalkland and still has a limestone quarry. The photo to set the scene for this work is of a huge chalk cliff showing successive layers of quarrying.

Two areas next to the walk are now nature reserves. Then there is the tiny village of Sewell described below. The walking can be muddy in wet weather, so choose a sunny day after a dry spell for excellent walking conditions.

There are great views of the plains of Bedfordshire to the north and the Chilterns to the west.

England - Central England - Bedfordshire - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Castle, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
29/05/2010 - Adrian Perkins

Because of changes on this walk (which have been entered in the walk instructions) we would be most grateful if someone can supply us with new photos for WPs 1, 2 and 9 Adrian (Admin)

29/05/2010 - Adrian Perkins

Our thanks to Clare Ward for her updates for this walk. May 2010. Adrian (Admin)

29/05/2010 - Clare Ward

Walked 25/05/10 - This walk was really good.

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25.5 Miles