A Walk from Chalton to Upper Sundon And Back


Site ear-marked for part of Sundon Rail Freight Interchange Photo: © A D Winter 2018
Today with friends, a walk from the centre of Chalton, over the M1 and railway bridges, through the Sundon Chalk Pit area, around Upper Sundon calling at Sundon Country Park for the views and a rest, and back again. About 3 hours.


Stupid question of the day: How come Upper Sundon can have flower baskets by its bus stops, but in Houghton Regis we can't?


Lane north-south leads to Sundon Road. Photo: © A D Winter 2018
A well-identified footpath (Chiltern Way) towards Sundon Chalk Pit. 
All this will be lost to Sundon Rail Freight Interchange.
Photo: © A D Winter 2018

Sundon Rail Freight Interchange designated site (more)

Burnt out car - Photo: © A D Winter 2018


Photo: © A D Winter 2018

Views of the fishing pond in the Sundon Chalk Pit area.


Photo: © A D Winter 2018

View towards Harlington from a field in the north of Upper Sundon. Photo: © A D Winter 2018

Another view towards Harlington Photo: © A D Winter 2018

Photo: © A D Winter 2018

Photo: © A D Winter 2018

Photo: © A D Winter 2018

The lane has these very tall trees growing along it.
The top of the lane, at Sundon Road is impassable (see below). 
Photo: © A D Winter 2018



Nice to see crops growing - the last time I came here it was winter and muddy. 
Photo: © A D Winter 2018

View south, on the Left what will become Sundon Rail Freight Terminal, and on the right the Bedford - St Pancras mainline railway. Photo: © A D Winter 2018

Photo: © A D Winter 2018
Biting Stonecrop Sedum acre growing on the footbridge over the Midland Main Line railway.


"I was out foraging with a friend when we saw a clump of Biting Stonecrop. I picked two yellow petals for each of us to try. I popped them in my mouth, chewed, and waited for flavor but there was none. Well not initally, then POW, my mouth was on fire." - Helena Lockey



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