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Saturday 22 October 2016 - Club walk around Ampthill

The plan

[This walk is being organised by Margaret Chalmers and Alan Busby for LRNSC members]

We'll start with a quick walk around the main features of the park and have coffee in the Hub before starting along the Greensands Ridge. The circular walk is approximately 10 miles long depending on the weather and the route.  Hopefully we will get to a pub at lunchtime in Clophill although a packed lunch is advisable.

If people want an evening meal Margaret can book the Dog and Badger in Maulden for an early meal.
We will have to be back to the cars before it gets dark and then drive to Maulden.

When & where to meet

10am at Ampthill Park Bedfordshire, West car park, nearest post code MK45 2HX
(Do not use football car park) see map and leaflet.

If you have any queries, or if you need a lift from Flitwick Station [you should arrive around 9.30am] please contact Margaret or Alan in advance on 07572 884744 or (land line 01525 402169).

Please let the organisers by know by email if you're going on the walk.

About Ampthill

Ampthill Park and Ampthill House form a country estate in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. The park was opened to the public after the Second World War. From the 14th century Ampthill Park was a royal lodge and hunting park.

The Park was landscaped by Capability Brown and has recently under gone the first phase of restoration with Lottery Funding to re-instate his original landscaping.

Between 1914 and 1919 much of the area known as Ampthill Park was set up to train and later heal soldiers on their way to and returning from the Great War.