Luton

Bedfordshire


Slow Ways linking Luton and Dunstable, Flitwick, Harpenden, Hitchin, Kimpton, Markyate, Stevenage

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Luton’s seven Slow Ways: 46%

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Luton from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Dunstable—Luton
Dunlut one Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 183m Descent 150m
Flitwick—Luton
Flilut one Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 238m Descent 274m
Luton—Harpenden
Luthar two Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 147m Descent 146m
Luton—Harpenden
Luthar three Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Luton—Hitchin
Luthit one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 196m Descent 240m
Luton—Kimpton
Lutkim one

Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 111m Descent 133m
Luton—Stevenage
Lutste one Pioneer me Distance 0km/0mi Ascent - Descent -
Luton—Stevenage
Lutste two Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 280m Descent 297m
Markyate—Luton
Marlut one Review me Distance 84km/52mi Ascent 115m Descent 129m

Collective progress

44% of Luton’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

7/9

reviewed

0/9

surveyed

0/9

verified

7 people have contributed to Luton’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Luton

164km out of 182km have been walked and reviewed

174km of reviews have been shared in Luton

Latest Updates

This left corresponds with a locked gate to a network rail access point, the actual path is to go right down a flight of steps onto the lower Luton road, turn right and walk about ten yards and then turn right again through a railway arch....

TriNuFings

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TriNuFings took this photo on Lutkim one

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(I passed by the point where Luthar Two turns off, and I agree with the reviewers of that route that it doesn’t look like a particularly safe or pleasant walking option, compared with staying on the Lea Valley Way into Harpenden.). All in all I think this is a good example of how a slow way should be: it uses the best of the available route options to create a direct, safe, and enjoyable route between neighbouring towns....

Jane Taylor

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Luton—Harpenden

Jane Taylor added Luthar three, a new walk from Luton to Harpenden

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Far better to have stayed with the Lea Valley walk all the way to Station Rd in Harpenden and then cross the road (at the pelican crossing), turn right and follow the conventional footpath up that road to the Station....

BigDog

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This is a great route from the centre of Luton to Markyate. It is mostly off-road so wellies or boots are recommended. You can pick up the route at Farley Hill, Woodside or Slip End....

Mike McKevitt

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The luton end of the walk is built up and not as nice as much of the rest of the walk and if you want to use a train for the return leg with a small detour you can stop at Luton Parkway Station avoiding the centre of Luton Town itself....

Jemdaly93

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Dunstable and Luton have grown together to form a single conurbation but this route runs along the hills to the south through attractive countryside for most of its length. It crosses the M1 in an underpass. On footpaths for some of the way with narrow paths, low branches and kissing gates, so perhaps more suitable for walking than cycling....

karlsz

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Luton—Harpenden

Il Chimico added Luthar two, a new walk from Luton to Harpenden

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The route is gently uphill to Offley mainly on a farm track which is deeply rutted in places....

Il Chimico

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Short on-road section at Mill End on the busy Harlington - Barton road includes a dangerous blind bend with no pavement and little room for pedestrians, but there is no obvious alternative route to avoid it....

karlsz

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Luton—Stevenage

Tony Gordon added Lutste two, a new walk from Luton to Stevenage

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Markyate—Luton

andy_mackay added Marlut one, a new walk from Markyate to Luton

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Luton—Stevenage

Al M added Lutste one, a new walk from Luton to Stevenage

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Dunstable—Luton

Slow Ways added Dunlut one, a new walk from Dunstable to Luton

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Flitwick—Luton

Slow Ways added Flilut one, a new walk from Flitwick to Luton

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Luton—Hitchin

Slow Ways added Luthit one, a new walk from Luton to Hitchin

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Luton—Kimpton

Slow Ways added Lutkim one, a new walk from Luton to Kimpton

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Grid ref

TL0917321598

Lat / Lon

51.88227° / -0.41527°

Easting / Northing

509,173E / 221,598N

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