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The Three Counties Tops
Introduction to Walk 3409

Photo from the walk - The Three Counties Tops

Region - Chilterns

County/Area - Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire

Author - Barry Mackie

Length - 17.0 miles / 27.6 km

Ascent - 2000 feet / 606 metres

Grade - mod/hard

This route includes the highest points in the counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire all of which are found in the Chliterns. Along the way this linear walk includes many of the highlights of the area including the Dunstable Downs, Ivinghoe Beacon and Wendover Woods. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Ordnance Survey Explorer 181Sheet Map1:25kBUY MAP
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Ordnance Survey Landranger 166Sheet Map1:50kBUY MAP
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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 2316
0.1 miles / 0.2 km away
Dunstable Downs Circular
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3089
0.1 miles / 0.2 km away
Dunstable Downs & Totternhoe from Robertson Corner
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.8 miles / 14.3 km
Walk 3124
0.1 miles / 0.2 km away
Five Knolls & Totternhoe from Robertson Corner
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3125
0.1 miles / 0.2 km away
Whipsnade & Codling Bank from Robertson Corner
Grade - easy
Length - 4.3 miles / 7 km
Walk 1833
4.4 miles / 7.0 km away
Great Gaddesden from Jockey End
Grade - easy
Length - 5.2 miles / 8.5 km
Walk 1999
4.8 miles / 7.7 km away
The Chilterns above Tring
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 2399
4.8 miles / 7.7 km away
The Chilterns above Tring (short version)
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2064
4.8 miles / 7.7 km away
Ivinghoe Beacon from the Ashridge Estate
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3025
4.8 miles / 7.7 km away
Ashridge Estate Circular
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1007
4.8 miles / 7.7 km away
The Ashridge Estate circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Walking in the Chilterns

Walking in the ChilternsA guidebook to 35 walks in the Chiltern Hills of southern England. These chalk hills and ancient woodlands stretch from Reading and the Thames valley through Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to Luton. Walking in the Chilterns - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - for walkers of all abilities, with walks from 4 to 12 miles long.
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