Red Kites

The Red Kites have been really active in Toddington this year – at least over our part of the village. A search of YouTube found this video which explains how they were re-introduced to the Chilterns and Northamptonshire. It also explains their living habits. I enjoyed it, I hope you do too.

Dogs and Cattle

It is well know that dogs and cattle do not mix well. The cattle, are protective and inquisitive when dogs come near. A very sad event happened in April when cattle surrounded a lady walking her dog towards Luton road. The lady and dog were trampled by cattle. The local farmers and a passing cyclist …

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Gate Repaired – Toddington Park (TOD29)

The gate to the north of Toddington Park has been difficult to open/close for a while now. the new owners at Toddington Park have ensured that it is repaired and it is now working fine. It does not shut automatically so please shut the gate after you to keep the sheep in the field!

Refreshed Website

This is the new refreshed Toddington Countryside website. It has taken time to transfer all the information from the old website hopefully this will be easier to maintain going forward as I learn more about WordPress. As we move into spring/summer it is a great opportunity to get out and explore our beautiful local countryside

Added Handrail

Added a handrail, replaced waymark post and improved steps by the sewage works near Cowbridge farm (TOD45).  Interesting challenge but worth several hours of effort. Part of Cowbridge walk. The sewage ‘works’ collects the sewage from Toddington in the large visible tank and when the level reaches a trigger level it pumps the sewage to …

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