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.

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Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series. Note If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet 181 BUY MAP

Landranger Map graphic - OS Landranger - Sheet 165 BUY MAP

Landranger Map graphic - OS Landranger - Sheet 166 BUY MAP

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.

Area Information

Chilterns

The Chilterns lie only a few miles to the north west of London and yet they are a beautiful, unspoilt corner of England. The gently rolling hills are swathed in woodland and chalk ... - More information

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