Description and Walk
No obvious set walk here, you just tend to follow the path upwards towards the higher ground then wander where you want. The highest point is wooded, but you can make your way out to the fields from which you have views over the land below. You can easily spend an hour or more at Sharpenhoe Clappers just strolling around.
Directly across the road from the Clappers car park is an entrance to the Moleskin and Smithcombe Hills. We’ve never walked that way ourselves, so have no comment to offer other than what Wikipedia has to say: ‘Smithcombe, Sharpenhoe and Sundon Hills is an 86.1 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest in Sharpenhoe in Bedfordshire. Most of it is a National Trust property comprising Sundon Hills, Moleskin and Markham Hills, Sharpenhoe Clappers and Smithcombe Hills.’
Also according to Wikipedia: ‘Clappers are rabbit warrens (from the French “clapier”). Meat, fur and leather from rabbits used to be an important part of the local economy.’ Now you know.
See our short video at the bottom of this page.