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Markyate and Flamstead Circular
Introduction to Walk 3097

Photo from the walk - Markyate and Flamstead Circular

Region - Chilterns

County/Area - Hertfordshire

Author - Donald Morton

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 400 feet / 121 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Markyate and Flamstead are two Hertfordshire villages which lie on the old Roman Watling Street, later the basis of the A5. Markyate being halfway between St Albans and Dunstable owed its erstwhile prosperity to its facilities for refreshing travellers. Flamstead was a market town from the Middle Ages. Now that they are bypassed by the A5 they have become quiet oases with many historical buildings remaining. This circular walk all through wide open country goes out from Flamstead and through a landscape fashioned by Capability Brown and returns from Markyate more directly by a route overlooking the Ver valley. 

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

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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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