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Promoted Walks

Bedford Borough Council has promoted waymarked walks across some of the most attractive and interesting parts of the Borough. 
You can discover many more self guided circular walks in the Borough and beyond on the Lets Go Website


Circular Walks in the Borough

Leaflet Numbered 01 - Harrold Odell (Approx 6miles/ 9.5km. Time: 3 hours) (pdf 964kb)

Leaflet Numbered 02 - Bromham Stagsden circular walk (Approx 6miles/ 9.5km. Time: 3 hours) (pdf 1.77MB)

Leaflet Numbered 03 - Turvey (Approx 6miles/ 9.5km. Time: 3 hours) (pdf 1MB)

Leaflet Numbered 04 - Wilstead (Various routes available along the network) (pdf 590kb)

Leaflet Numbered 08 - Stagsden (North) (Approx 6 miles/ 9.5km. Time 3 hours) (pdf 817kb)

Leaflet Numbered 10 - Stagsden (West) (either 4.5 miles/ 7km or 9 miles/ 14.5km. Time: 2 or 4 hours) (pdf 538kb)   

Leaflet Numbered 11 - Thurleigh Village Walk  (Approx 2 mile easy walking route around the village) (pdf 445kb)

Leaflet Numbered 12 - Swineshead (Three walks available) (pdf 419kb)

Leaflet Numbered 13 - Riseley (Approx 3 miles/ 4.5km. Time 1 hour) (pdf 1.3 MB)

Country Park Walks in the Borough

Leaflet Numbered 05 - Priory Country Park Riverside Wildlife Trail (Approx 4 miles/ 6.5 km. Time 3.5 hours) (pdf 2 MB)

Leaflet Numbered 06 - Priory Country Park Finger Lakes (Approx 1 mile/ 1.5km. Time 1 hour) (pdf 2.9MB)

Leaflet Numbered 07 - Priory Country Park Lakeside (Approx 1.5 miles/ 2km. Time 1.5 hours) (pdf 423kb)

Long Distance Routes

  • Ouse Valley Way is a 150 mile promoted route starting in Northamptonshire and running through Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk to the sea at King's Lynn.
    From Turvey at the Northants border the route winds in large loops around a number of peaceful villages to Bedford. The Way then follows mostly hard surfaces to Willington and Roxton. Here the route diverts away from the river through the villages of Chawston and Wyboston before reaching Eaton Socon in Cambridgeshire. Lets Go Website
  • The North Bedfordfordshire Heritage Trail was devised by the late Gordon Edwards of the Ivel Valley Group of the Ramblers around the year 2000. It has now been updated by the Ivel Valley Walkers so you can discover this underrated area of North Bedfordshire and its wonderful heritage.  Click here for more information.
  • John Bunyan Trail. The trail starts on the beautiful Chiltern Hills, which are reputed to be John Bunyan's delectable mountains. It continues through some of Bedfordshire's most attractive and scenic countryside taking in a variety of nostalgic places, full of interest and intrigue, connected with John Bunyan. Lets Go Website

Stevington Country Walk / Two Mills Walk

This is a 3 mile walk along the former Bedford - Northampton railway between Park Road and Silver Street, Stevington having scenic views over the rural Ouse Valley and links with Stevington Windmill. You can also take in a 5 mile walk from Bromham Mill to Stevington Windmill, with no stiles. Two Mills Walk. (pdf 1.9 MB)

Cycling in the Countryside

Bedfordshire is ideal for cycling and a leaflet, produced with assistance from the Cyclists Touring Club (new window), gives details of circular routes around some of the county's most attractive areas, using quiet country roads and off-road cycle paths. Most of the routes link in with urban areas or country parks.

Bedford to Sandy Country Way (National Cycle Way Route 51)

The Country Way (Part of NCN 51) follows the former Bedford to Sandy railway line.  Starting from the Embankment, Bedford the route passes Priory Country Park, the Bedford River Valley Park, Danish Camp, Wilington and onto Sandy. It is open to cyclists, wheelchair users and walkers between Bedford and Sandy and to horse riders between Bedford and Church End, Willington.
The Country Way forms part of the National Cycle Way Network and is designated NCN 51. This route ultimately links Oxford to Cambridge via Milton Keynes and Bedford.

Public Transport
For details of Public Transport services in the Borough please visit the Public Transport area  of the council's website.

Correct as at 01/02/2018

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