This is the original site of Polehanger Green - a settlement which appears in the Domesday Book. It was, until the last thirty years, part of Hertfordshire - an island in the surrounding county of Bedfordshire. The name ‘Polehanger’ is derived from ‘pwyll’ or ‘pool’ and ‘hanger’, a wood growing on a hillside.
The Polehanger Farm Woodland and riverside walk is a pleasant circular walk from either Shefford or Campton, walking along the river one way and through the Polehanger Farm Woodland on the way back or vice versa.
The whole 1 - 1.5 mile walk does not have to be done fully as there are a number of stiles along the route connecting the river walk and woodland path. So feeling tired? - Hop over a stile half way and work your way back.
On entering Campton from the footpath the reward is a drink at the White Hart Pub on the crossroads on Mill Lane. If returning to Shefford there are a number of watering holes including pubs, cafes and quality restaurants and takeaways in and around the town centre