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Sharpenhoe Clappers Car Park. Has a 6'6" height barrier.
Sharpenhoe Clappers Car Park is located on Sharpenhoe Road, Streatley (TL 065 295). Sundon Hills Car Park is located on Harlington Road, Upper Sundon (TL 047 285)
Via the Icknield Way long distance path
Harlington train station. Thameslink runs regular services between London and Bedford
Services to Harlington depart from Luton Bus Station and Dunstable on weekdays and Saturdays. For bus times call Traveline 0870 6082608
Ancient beech woodland, part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Iron Age hillfort
Classic chalk escarpment, crowned with traces of an Iron Age hillfort, with views along the ridge of hills.
The Sharpenhoe group of properties comprises four adjacent countryside areas to the north of Luton. These are (from west to east) Sundon Hills, Moleskin and Markham Hills, Sharpenhoe Clappers and Smithcombe Hills.
Reputedly haunted, Sharpenhoe Clappers is a classic chalk escarpment and part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is crowned with traces of an Iron Age hill-fort and an impressive beech wood.
If you have time, seek out the old chalk quarry and savour the views along the ridge of hills. In summer you can walk through the mass of flowers and butterflies in the quarry itself.
Together, Sundon Hills Country Park, Moleskin and Markham Hills, Sharpenhoe Clappers and Smithcombe form a prominent ridge of hills at the northern tip of the Chiltern Hills. We are currently producing a woodland management plan for 2023 – 2033 to maximise benefits for nature, people and climate. We want to create a biodiverse, species rich and mixed aged woodland which maintains the unique character and historic culture of this special landscape.