Area: Bedfordshire

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Bedford/

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The Category Bedford is a subset of Bedfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Bedford which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Central-Bedfordshire/

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The Category Central Bedfordshire is a subset of Bedfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Central Bedfordshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Central-Bedfordshire/

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The following Central Bedfordshire Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Leighton - Linslade U3A

 

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Luton/

Category:Luton
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The Category Luton is a subset of Bedfordshire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Luton which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.bedford.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/walking-and-cycling/

Category:Bedford
Overview

'There are over 980 kilometres of Public Rights of Way in the Bedford Borough area, linking towns and villages to the diverse countryside and landscape of the county. The Borough Council is responsible for the management of this access network, which consists of 600 kilometres of Public Footpaths, 350 kilometres of Public Bridleways and 34 kilometres of Public Byway (BOATS). There are also a number of promoted routes ranging from village walks to regional trails.'

www.fosterhillroadcemetery.co.uk

Category:Bedford
Size (acreage)37
Overview

The Friends of Bedford Cemetery 'organise walks, exhibitions and other events and activities ... The Cemetery was known as Bedford Cemetery until the new Cemetery at Norse Road was opened in 1987, when the name was changed to Foster Hill Road Cemetery to avoid confusion'.

Description from

Friends of Bedford Cemetery

See also

Bedford Cemetery [Parks & Gardens UK]

hocp.co.uk/explore/walking/

Category:Bedford
Size (acreage)144
Overview

'The Park is situated in the village of Harrold in North Bedfordshire and is open throughout the year. Managed by Bedford Borough Council, it offers 144 acres of beauty and tranquillity. Its main features are two picturesque lakes, river meadows alongside the River Great Ouse, a Nature Reserve and a range of managed habitats.'

Description from

Bedford Borough Council

www.ivelvalleywalkers.co.uk

Category:Bedfordshire
Overview

'Bedfordshire's largest and most active walking group ... We currently have around 350 members, many of whom walk with us on a regular basis. Members of other local groups often join us too, knowing they will get a good walk and a friendly welcome. We regularly welcome new people on our walks and many go on to become members.'

www.ldwa.org.uk/bedsbucksandnorthants

Category:Bedfordshire
Overview

'Greetings fellow walkers and welcome to BBN. Our group covers the three counties of Beds, Bucks and Northants, a large geographical area with a wide range of landscapes both natural and altered by man. The Chilterns have great views in all directions and some short but steep "ups". We offer two Challenge walks each year to entice you to our part of England and Social walks on most Thursdays and Sundays. Do come and join us - you can be sure of a warm welcome AND a good walk.'

www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/bedfordshire.aspx

Category:Bedfordshire
Overview

Details of five Ramblers' Groups in the Bedfordshire Area: [1] Ivel Valley - - - : [2] Lea & Icknield - - - : [3] Leighton Buzzard - - - : [4] North Bedfordshire - - - : [5] Ouse Valley

www.sandytowncouncil.gov.uk/tourist-information/walkers-are-welcome

Overview

'We think there are some wonderful walks round and about Sandy and we hope you will contact us for advice and guidance on the walks nearby. You don't have to be a "traditional" walker to get out and about in Sandy. Sandy has several geocache trails, you can ramble or run, and just about everyone can enjoy activity on foot in Sandy.'

Description from

Sandy Town Council

www.silsoeparishcouncil.org/about

Overview

'Six walks varying in length from 3.0 to 6.7 miles have now been compiled, tested, described and plotted on maps, photographed and published in individual "envelope"-sized pamphlets ... a full set of which can be obtained from village shops and pubs. However if you prefer you can download the walks individually from this Website.'

stondon-pc.gov.uk/the-parish/stondon-local-walks/

Overview

'Stondon is a thriving village situated in mid Bedfordshire. Like many villages there is a lot more to Stondon than you might think! The village includes areas known as Lower Stondon & Upper Stondon - we prefer to call it Stondon.'

dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

Overview

'Call it walking, trekking, backpacking, hiking or rambling this is what the Bogtrotters do. We also organise longer hostelling weekends and tours in Britain and Abroad. Our members are drawn from the area of Dunstable, Luton, Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.'

www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/the-lodge

Size (acreage)450
Overview

'You can explore this attractive nature reserve along 5 miles (8 km) of trails, visit the beautifully managed gardens, the Iron Age banks and ditches on Galley Hill, or watch woodland birds from the hide. You can see a wide range of woodland species throughout the year, and spotted flycatchers and hobbies during the summer ...'

Description from

RSPB

www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/east-england/bedfordshire-walk-...

Category:Bedfordshire
Overview

'Bedfordshire's Walk 4 Health scheme, managed by BRCC and led by the Ramblers, is part of a national campaign which is led by Natural England. Health Walks are free and open to all – though aimed particularly at people who are presently doing little or no exercise. The walks are led by trained volunteers and usually last for about an hour.'

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardown_Park

Category:Luton
Overview

Wardown Park 'is the jewel in the crown of Luton's parks with outstanding features, such as the fountain and boating lake, and a rich history. It is one of seven district parks in Luton, providing a green refuge within walking distance of the town centre'.

Description from

Luton Borough Council and Wikipedia

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/wrest-park/

Overview

'Explore the evolution of the English garden with a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park. From dazzling parterres and fragrant borders, to sweeping views and woodland walks, Wrest Park is a real treat for the senses.'

Description from

English Heritage

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/ampthill_millbrookcircularwalk.aspx

Distance (miles)7
Overview

'This walk passes through some of the most beautiful countryside in Bedfordshire. Explore the well-wooded and undulating landscapes of the Greensand Ridge, which offers exhilarating views over the surrounding countryside ...'

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Overview

'Arlesey is a Bedfordshire village situated in the Hiz valley within easy reach from Cambridgshire, Hertfordshire and beyond, by bus, train or car.'

www.bedford.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/public-rights-of-way/

Category:Bedford
Overview

'There are over 980 kilometres of Public Rights of Way in the Bedford Borough area, linking towns and villages to the diverse countryside and landscape of the county. The Borough Council is responsible for the management of this access network, which consists of 600 kilometres of Public Footpaths, 350 kilometres of Public Bridleways and 34 kilometres of Public Byway (BOATS). There are also a number of promoted routes ranging from village walks to regional trails.'

Description from

Bedford Borough Council

www.bedfordtourguides.org

Category:Bedford
Overview

'If you want to know more about Bedford you could do no better than take a tour led by a member of the Bedford Association Of Tour Guides, who have all undertaken a rigorous and extensive training programme culminating in both written and practical examinations.'

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/82/countryside/428/joint_local_acc...

Overview

'The Forum consists of up to 22 members, all volunteers giving their time and experience to improving countryside access for the future. Ability for each member to recognise the validity of the views of others and to seek consensus is vital, as is independence from the views of any particular organisation.'

Description from

Central Bedfordshire Council

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/82/countryside/431/rights_of_way

Overview

Public Rights of Way: [1] Reporting an issue - - - : [2] Background - - - : [3] Advice for farmers and landowners - - - : [4] Online maps - - - : [5] Maintenance - - - : [6] Landowner statements - - - : [7] Rights of way policy documents - - - : [8] Temporary rights of way closure - - - : [9] Byways Open to All Traffic [BOATS]

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Distance (miles)11
Overview

'This circular trail takes you back in history as you discover Chalgrave's hidden history. It can be walked in its entirety or in sections using other footpaths to return to your starting point.'

www.petes-walks.co.uk/Chiltern%20Chain%20Walk%20%282%29/ccw2_main_b.ht...

Distance (miles)240
Overview

'Consists of 20 circular walks of between 10 and 15 miles, which link together to form a "chain" across the Chiltern Hills of southern England. It starts at Dunstable Downs, towards the north-eastern end of the Chilterns, and stretches south-west to Goring, where the river Thames separates the Chilterns from the Berkshire Downs.'

Description from

Pete Collins

www.felmersham.net

Category:Bedford
Overview

Six Walks in and around the parish of Felmersham ... Felmersham Circular Walk ... Radwell Circular Walk ... Parish Paths Partnership Map Board ... '

Description from

felmersham.net

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/82/countryside/434/walking/2

Distance (miles)40
Overview

'The route follows a ridge of greensand which rises from the clay vales on either side and is an ideal introduction to the history, landscape and wildlife of this part of the country. The 40 mile / 64 km walk starts in Leighton Buzzard and finishes in Gamlingay.'

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Distance (miles)8
Overview

'The choice of name for this path which meanders along the River Hiz is based on history going back to the days of King Offa of Mercia who founded a religious settlement in Hitchin. The path follows the route the Hicca tribe would have more or less followed from Hitchin to the Danish Fort near the south east corner of Henlow.'

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Distance (miles)45
Overview

'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.'

www.jtrails.org.uk/trails/bedford

Category:Bedford
Overview

'The Jewish community of Bedford was always a small but interesting community and this tour gives a good insight into their life and times as well as touching on wider aspects of Bedford's life and landmarks.'

mediafiles.thedms.co.uk/Publication/BH-GO/cms/pdf/BLGG%20Jurassic%20Wa...

Category:Bedford
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Walk between Bromham, Oakley and Stevington highlighting the geological features of the Jurassic limestone landscape.'

Description from

Bedfordshire Geology Group

www.chilternsaonb.org/ccbmaps/782/137/kidney-wood.html

Category:Luton
Distance (miles)1
Overview

'How many times have you driven past this woodland oasis? Perhaps you've rushed by on your way to the airport; or past on your way to Stockwood Park on the other side of the London Road.  Once part of a much larger area of woodland, Kidney Wood is a wonderful piece of woodland full of history ...'

How many times have you driven past this woodland oasis? Perhaps you've rushed by on your way to the airport; or past on your way to Stockwood Park on the other side of the London Road.

Once part of a much larger area of woodland, Kidney Wood is a wonderful piece of woodland full of history.

- See more at: http://www.chilternsaonb.org/ccbmaps/782/137/kidney-wood.html#sthash.CUm5OIVw.dpuf
Description from

Chilterns AONB

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea_Valley_Walk

Category:Luton
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Long-distance path located between Leagrave, the source of the River Lea near Luton, and the Thames, at Limehouse Basin, Limehouse, east London. From its source much of the walk is rural. At Hertford the path follows the towpath of the River Lee Navigation, and it becomes increasingly urbanised as it approaches London. The walk was opened in 1993 and is waymarked throughout using a swan logo.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Lea Valley Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Lea Valley Walk [Transport for London] | Lea Valley Walk [Stephen and Lucy Dawson]

www.luton.gov.uk/Transport_and_streets/Cycling%20and%20walking/Walking...

Category:Luton
Overview

''Comprises two different tours of the town for you to choose from. Both are designed to cover the most intact parts of the remaining historic hatting districts of Luton, each with their own architecture and character that are linked together by the hat trade of the 19th and 20th centuries.'

Description from

Luton Borough Council

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Distance (miles)13
Overview

'This is a full day's walking, leaving the Forest Centre in the morning heading west towards Lidlington and finally bringing you back around Stewartby Lake as the sun sets.'

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/default.aspx

Distance (miles)14
Overview

'This Walk takes in a total of seven parishes and travels through the countryside of each parish where you can enjoy all types of flora, woodlands, wild life and see places of interest such as Woburn Abbey.'

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Category:Bedford
Distance (miles)70
Overview

'This trail allows walkers and ramblers from near and far to discover North Bedfordshire and its wonderful heritage. Following rights of way throughout, the trail passes through no less than twenty three villages, two country parks and around thirty public houses!' The Trail was originally devised by the late Gordon Edwards of Ivel Valley Walkers - who published an extensive update of its details in 2015.

bedsarchives.bedford.gov.uk/PathstoCrime/PathstoCrimeWalks/PathstoCrim...

Category:Bedfordshire
Overview

'To mark the end of our Paths to Crime two year project to catalogue the 19th Century Quarter Sessions Court Rolls we are planning to launch a series of trails via our website. Working with Bedford Borough Council's rights of way team we have created walks around Harrold and Odell (pdf) and Sharnbrook (pdf'

Description from

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Management Service

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Category:Bedford
Size (acreage)360
Overview

'Explore Bedford's Priory Country Park with these three wildlife trails: [1] Riverside Wildlife Trail (4 miles) - - - : [2] Lakeside Wildlife Trail (2 miles) - - - : [3] Finger Lakes Wildlife Trail (1 mile).'

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/short-routes/ridgeway-link/

Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Walking route linking two spectacular landmarks in the Chilterns landscape, the Chilterns Gateway Centre and Ivinghoe Beacon, the start/end point of The Ridgeway National Trail and the Icknield Way long distance path.The route follows the ancient Icknield Way and passes through rolling chalk hills and woodlands, enjoying some of the finest scenery in the Chilterns.'

Description from

National Trails

www.sebrightcottage.co.uk/local-walks-map.asp

Overview

'The 10 walks promoted here are designed to allow you to see some of South Bedfordshire's buildings of historic interest. This section gives a flavour of each walk by illustrating and describing just some of the buildings to look out for when you visit Sebright Farm Cottage.'

www.sheffordtown.co.uk/shefford-walks.htm

Overview

'Walks in and around Shefford 'produced by the Shefford Parish Paths Partnership (P3) Group together with Bedfordshire County Council. The P3 group have more information and experience of the walks and keep the town updated on walks, rambling and information at the Town Hall Meeting Rooms on Northbridge Street.'

Description from

Shefford Town Council

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Explore the undulating countryside around the villages of Silsoe and Shillington, set between the Lower Greensand Ridge in the north and the chalk hills of the Chilterns in the south earthworks.'

bedfordshirewalks.co.uk/sharpenhoe-clappers/

Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Sundon Hills and The Sharpenhoe Clappers are part of the Chilterns AONB. The ancient Icknield Way, said to be the oldest path in Britain, runs across the Sundon Hills and there is an Iron Age settlement to the North of the site ...' (The Walk originally referenced here no longer seems to be accessible via the Let's Go Bedfordshire Website.  So I have replaced the Link.)

www.stotfoldtowncouncil.gov.uk/Stotfold_Walks_26530.aspx

Overview

'Members of Stotfold's conservation group,Teasel, have produced six short linked walks in and around Stotfold, and leaflets for each of the walks can be downloaded below.'

Description from

Stotfold Town Council

www.tempsford.org/heritage-trail/

Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Helps you enjoy some of the history in the parish of Tempsford. The Walk is mainly focused on the village but there are two additional routes which take you into the surrounding countryside to further explore the local history.'

Description from

www.Tempsford.org

www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/univers...

Category:Bedford
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'The new traffic-free section of National Routes 51 and 12 linking communities between Sandy, Bedford and Milton Keynes provides a useful link for local cyclists' everyday journeys, but is also worth exploring at a leisurely pace.'

Description from

Sustrans

See also

Ox-Cam Walk [railfuture]

www.luton.gov.uk/Transport_and_streets/Cycling%20and%20walking/Walking...

Category:Luton
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'An illustrated guide to take you from the source of the River Lea through Luton to the boundary where it meets with the longer Lea Valley Walk on its way to London.'

Description from

Luton Borough Council

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Distance (miles)7
Overview

'The source of the River Ver is found at Kensworth Lynch. This circular walk explores the beautiful rolling countryside of this river valley. There is a choice of a long (6.7 miles) or short walk (4 miles).'

out-of-the-loop.com/walks-by-county/bedfordshire/woburn-abbey-the-gree...

Distance (miles)17
Overview

'A day-long hike across Bedfordshire heathland and forests, through Woburn's rolling deer park, reclaimed sandpit lands, spectacular wooded parkland and along the Grand Union Canal.'

Description from

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