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Sharpenhoe Clappers, Bedfordshire

Sharpenhoe Clappers
Sharpenhoe Clappers can be found near to Streatley Village in Bedfordshire. It is a classic chalk escarpment that juts out from the surrounding flatter land. The area is owned by The National Trust, it is part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. (AONB) and is open all year with free admission. A wheelchair-friendly footpath system has been established there to ensure it is open to all visitors. The escarpment is crowned with traces of an Iron Age fort and features an impressive stand of beech trees that form a ‘tree cathedral’. These were planted following the First World War in an act of “faith, hope and reconciliation”. Sharpenhoe Clappers is reputedly haunted.

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The Chiltern Hills
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