Telegraph Hill & Pegsdon from Hexton

A Hexton walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 19/09/16

Starting from Hexton this walk on the borders of Befordshire and Hertfordshire includes the attractive downland between Telegraph and Deacon Hills and a section of the Icknield Way.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h35[?]
Distance Distance : 4.98mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 407ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 417ft
Highest point Highest point : 607ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 223ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Hexton
Starting point Starting point : N 51.962175° / W 0.391121°
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Description

(D)This is a pleasant ramble into the relatively unfrequented Chiltern Hills on the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire border. The start and finish is near the welcoming Raven Public House (grid ref TL106306) in the village of Hexton. To start the walk head south towards Barton Road - the B655 main road - and cross with care to follow the lane opposite. After a short way take the track on your right. This track leads south.

(1)Where the track turns sharp right, take the footpath leading straight ahead which leads through a gap in woodland. At the end of the woodland the path veers slightly right to follow another area of woodland the boundary of which should be on your right. At the corner of the wood, the path turns right and at the next field boundary turns sharp left to reach a lane (grid ref. TL104283).

(2)Turn left along the lane to a T-junction. Turn right and then almost immediately left to join the ancient Icknield Way. The route ahead climbs gently over Telegraph Hill. Following a short descent you reach a junction of paths and bridleways (grid ref. TL120290) with the Pegsdon Hills and Hoo Bit Nature Reserve just off to your left. Turn left here onto the Chiltern Way and follow this clear path as it descends gently to reach the B655 (grid ref. TL118301).

(3)Go straight across to follow the lane towards Apsley End. Please note the tempting direct route along the drive between Pegsdon and Hexton Manor is not a right of way and should not be used. Follow the lane north as far as the entrance to Green End and Bury Farms (grid ref. TL119306). Turn left down the lane and pass between the farms. Continue along the lane ignoring the bridleway on the right at grid ref. TL115310. Reaching a T-junction (grid ref. TL108311), turn left. This will lead you back to reach the Raven pub and the end of the walk.(A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Raven Public House in Hexton
1 : mi 0.48 - alt. mi 0.48 - Leave track and take footpath ahead
2 : mi 1.42 - alt. mi 1.42 - Turn left along lane
3 : mi 3.43 - alt. mi 3.43 - Cross B655 and follow lane
D/A : mi 4.98 - alt. mi 4.98 - Raven Public House in Hexton

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.83/5
Number of opinions : 4
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 4.5/5


Walker
on Mon 12 Nov 2018 22:15:58 CET

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 11/11/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Excellent walk and directions clear.
Varied scenery with great views from hills towards the end.


Moderator hiker
on Sun 14 Oct 2018 14:53:01 CEST

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Walker
on Mon 08 Oct 2018 10:27:38 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 08/10/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Excellent walk with differing envirnoments, woods, farmland, park and hills with views


Walker
on Mon 25 Jun 2018 12:15:57 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 25/06/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

The combination of the map and the description made the route very easy to follow. Thank you.


Walker
on Mon 04 Jun 2018 17:34:20 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 04/06/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Good description and map made it easy to follow the walk.

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