Distance 5.50 miles (8.8km) Duration 2 hrs Calories 700 (est.)
While the term “chocolate box village” is a bit cliché the brick and flint cottages and the 14th century St Mary’s church set the stage for this picturesque little village, with its Anglo Saxon derived name, which means by the way ‘crooked or irregularly-shaped hill’ very well indeed. Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 the village can in fact trace its history back to 1015 when it was known as Hamelan dene.
Village amenities include a public car park, situated conveniently next to the popular Stag and Huntsmen pub, there is also a little tea room. As you’d expect the village is a popular film location; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Witches, Band of Brothers, Sleepy Hollow, Nanny McPhee Returns to name all had scenes filmed here.
The walk takes in the woodlands, fields and hills so predominate in the area offering excellent views however with the exception of a climb or two is largely flat. The combination of beautiful village and inspiring landscape make for an enchanting walk.