Pete's Walks - Kensworth to Redbourn (part 2)

If you are considering walking this route yourself, please see my disclaimer. You may also like to see these notes about the maps and GPX files.

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Where the hedge turned right again, the path continued ahead across a large stubble field. It went straight on across a smaller stubble field, and then followed a fence on my left through a paddock. For some reason there were two gates between this and the next field, a meadow. Partway through the meadow I came to a gate (and a footpath crossroads with plentiful waymarks), where I went straight on down a farm drive to reach Friendless Lane. Here I turned left and soon entered Flamstead

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The path to Flamstead

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The path to Flamstead

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The path to Flamstead

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View left from the path to Flamstead - the houses are along the Old Watling Street

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The path to Flamstead

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The path to Flamstead

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The path to Flamstead, approaching Friendless Lane

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Friendless Lane

I turned right at the end of Friendless Lane, then went left at the next junction. I then took the next road on the right, and soon made a detour into the churchyard on my right to photograph the church. I then continued on along the street, which turned left and then right. I then almost immediately took a footpath on the left, initially along an alley with houses either side. This then followed the left edge of a field to reach another part of Flamstead. After following a lane left or about a hundred yards, I turned right onto a footpath that started along a drive and then continued between garden boundaries and trees.

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Flamstead, after I turned right at the end of Friendless Lane

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Flamstead, after I turned left

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Flamstead church - it's currently undergoing a 1m restoration, largely funded by grants from the National Lottery

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Near the start of the path between two parts of Flamstead

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The path between two parts of Flamstead

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View right, from the path between two parts of Flamstead