Area where walk starts: Central Bedfordshire

Around and About,

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/landing.aspx

Visits to the Website348
Overview

'What better way to enjoy Central Bedfordshire than by walking through it for free! ... '

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record647

Leighton Buzzard,

leightonlinsladeu3a.org.uk/walking/

Visits to the Website112
Overview

Four 'Walking' Groups listed (but note that their 'Special Interest' Walking Website did not seem to have been recently updated when this Record was created). Also, the Group Walking for Softies 'would welcome new members. They have a small core of members who come regularly, and a larger number who come only occasionally, so there is plenty of room for new members ...'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record298

Sandy,

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

Visits to the Website143
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

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record351

St James the Great Church, Silsoe,

silsoe.bedsparishes.gov.uk/local-services/silsoe-walks/

Visits to the Website155
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.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record431

Stondon,

www.stondon-pc.gov.uk/information/walks/

Visits to the Website194
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.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record472

Dunstable,

dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

Visits to the Website258
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.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record357

RSPB The Lodge, Sandy,

www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/t/thelodge/about...

Visits to the Website214
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 ...'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record424

Silsoe,

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

Visits to the Website260
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.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record645

Ampthill,

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

Visits to the Website419
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 ...'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1047

Arlesey,

www.arleseywalks.co.uk/walks/

Visits to the Website454
Overview

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

Description from

Arlesey Conservation for Nature (ACORN)

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1077

Around and About,

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/jlaf/overview.aspx

Navigate the Website>>> JLAF Leaflet [PDF]
Visits to the Website214
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.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record492

Around and About,

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/rights-of-way/public.aspx

Visits to the Website86
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]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record247

Chalgrave,

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Navigate the Website>>> Search by Walk Name 'Chalgrave' >>> The Chalgrave Heritage Trail at Dunstable
Visits to the Website342
Distance (miles)8
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.'

Description from

Chalgrave Parish CouncilChalk Arc

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record738

Chiltern Gateway Centre, Dunstable Downs,

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

Visits to the Website201
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

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record518

Leighton Buzzard,

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/walking/greensand-ridge.aspx

Visits to the Website516
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.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1026

Arlesey,

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Navigate the Website>>> Search by Walk Name 'Hicca'
Visits to the Website439
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.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1732

Streatley,

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Navigate the Website>>> Search by Walk Name 'Bunyan' >>> The John Bunyan Trail at Streatley
Visits to the Website526
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.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1799

Marston Moretaine,

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Navigate the Website>>> Search by Walk Name 'Timberland' >>> The Marston Vale Timberland Trail at Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park
Visits to the Website392
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.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record719

Woburn Sands Railway Station,

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

Navigate the Website>>> Search by Walk Name 'Millennium'
Visits to the Website165
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.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record435

Chilterns Gateway Centre,

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/ridgeway/route/ridgeway-link

Navigate the Website>>> The Icknield Way Ridgeway Link [PDF]
Visits to the Website146
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

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record462

Markyate,

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

Navigate the Website>>> Download Details [PDFs]
Visits to the Website188
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.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record445

Shefford,

www.visitshefford.co.uk/see/walks.shtm

Visits to the Website374
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

Visit Shefford

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record680

Wrest Park,

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Navigate the Website>>> Search by Walk Name 'Silsoe' >>> Silsoe & Shillington Circular Walk at Silsoe
Visits to the Website360
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.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1471

Between Upper Sundon and Harlington,

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sharpenhoe-clappers/

Visits to the Website411
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 ...'

Unfortunately, the Walk referenced here no longer seems to be accessible via the Let's Go Bedfordshire Website.  So I have replaced the Link with one to the Sharpenhoe National Trust Site.

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1062

Stotfold,

www.stotfoldtowncouncil.gov.uk

Navigate the Website>>> About Stotfold >>> Stotfold Walks
Visits to the Website385
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

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record644

Tempsford,

www.tempsford.org/Heritage_Trail.htm

Visits to the Website170
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

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record361

Kensworth,

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Navigate the Website>>> Search by Walk Name 'Ver Valley Walk' >>> Ver Valley Walk 1 - The Source Walk at Kensworth
Visits to the Website397
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).'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record673

Bow Brickhill Railway Station,

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

Visits to the Website236
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.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record446

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  1. Aberdeenshire
  2. Adur & Worthing
  3. Allerdale
  4. Alnwick
  5. Amber Valley
  6. Angus
  7. Antrim (Borough)
  8. Ards
  9. Argyllshire
  10. Armagh
  11. Arun
  12. Ashfield
  13. Ashford
  14. Aylesbury Vale
  15. Babergh
  16. Ballymena
  17. Ballymoney
  18. Banbridge
  19. Banffshire
  20. Barking & Dagenham
  21. Barnet
  22. Barnsley
  23. Barrow-in-Furness
  24. Basildon
  25. Basingstoke & Deane
  26. Bassetlaw
  27. Bath & North East Somerset
  28. Bedford (Borough)
  29. Belfast
  30. Berwick-Upon-Tweed
  31. Berwickshire
  32. Bexley
  33. Birmingham
  34. Blaby
  35. Blackburn with Darwen
  36. Blackpool
  37. Blaenau Gwent
  38. Blyth Valley & Wansbeck
  39. Bolsover
  40. Bolton
  41. Boston
  42. Bournemouth
  43. Bracknell Forest
  44. Bradford
  45. Braintree
  46. Breckland
  47. Brecknockshire
  48. Brent (Borough)
  49. Brentwood
  50. Bridgend
  51. Brighton & Hove
  52. Bristol
  53. Broadland
  54. Bromley
  55. Bromsgrove
  56. Broxbourne
  57. Broxtowe
  58. Burnley
  59. Bury (Lancashire)
  60. Buteshire
  61. Caernarfonshire
  62. Caerphilly
  63. Caithness
  64. Calderdale
  65. Cambridge (City)
  66. Camden
  67. Cannock Chase
  68. Canterbury
  69. Cardiff
  70. Carlisle
  71. Carmarthenshire
  72. Carrickfergus
  73. Castle Morpeth
  74. Castle Point
  75. Castlereagh
  76. Central Bedfordshire
  77. Ceredigion
  78. Charnwood
  79. Chelmsford
  80. Cheltenham
  81. Cherwell
  82. Cheshire East
  83. Cheshire West and Chester
  84. Chesterfield
  85. Chichester
  86. Chiltern
  87. Chorley
  88. Christchurch
  89. City of Aberdeen
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  91. City of Edinburgh
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  93. City of London
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  105. Craigavon
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  120. Dudley
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  160. Gravesham
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  180. High Peak
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  183. Horsham
  184. Hounslow
  185. Huntingdonshire
  186. Hyndburn
  187. Inverclyde
  188. Inverness-shire
  189. Ipswich
  190. Isle of Anglesey
  191. Isle of Man
  192. Isle of Wight
  193. Isles of Scilly
  194. Islington
  195. Kennet
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  197. Kettering
  198. Kincardineshire
  199. King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  200. Kingston upon Hull
  201. Kingston upon Thames
  202. Kinross-shire
  203. Kirkcudbrightshire
  204. Kirklees
  205. Knowsley
  206. Lambeth
  207. Lancaster
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  215. Lincoln (City)
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  258. North Herefordshire
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  277. Orkney Islands
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  280. Pembrokeshire
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  282. Perthshire
  283. Peterborough
  284. Plymouth
  285. Poole
  286. Portsmouth
  287. Preston
  288. Purbeck
  289. Radnorshire
  290. Reading
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  293. Redditch
  294. Reigate & Banstead
  295. Rhondda Cynon Taf
  296. Ribble Valley
  297. Richmond upon Thames
  298. Richmondshire
  299. Rochdale
  300. Rochford
  301. Ross-shire & Cromarty
  302. Rossendale
  303. Rother (Sussex)
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  306. Rugby
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  308. Rushcliffe
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  310. Rutland
  311. Ryedale
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  313. Salisbury
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  315. Scarborough
  316. Sedgemoor
  317. Sefton
  318. Selby
  319. Selkirkshire
  320. Sevenoaks
  321. Sheffield
  322. Shepway
  323. Shetland Islands
  324. Shrewsbury
  325. Slough
  326. Solihull
  327. South Ayrshire
  328. South Bucks
  329. South Cambridgeshire
  330. South Derbyshire
  331. South Gloucestershire
  332. South Hams
  333. South Herefordshire
  334. South Holland
  335. South Kesteven
  336. South Lakeland
  337. South Lanarkshire
  338. South Norfolk
  339. South Northamptonshire
  340. South Oxfordshire
  341. South Ribble
  342. South Shropshire
  343. South Somerset
  344. South Staffordshire
  345. South Tyneside
  346. Southampton
  347. Southend-on-Sea
  348. Southwark
  349. Spelthorne
  350. St Albans
  351. St Edmundsbury
  352. St Helens
  353. Stafford (Borough)
  354. Staffordshire Moorlands
  355. Stevenage
  356. Stirling
  357. Stockport
  358. Stockton-on-Tees
  359. Stoke-on-Trent
  360. Strabane
  361. Stratford-on-Avon
  362. Stroud
  363. Suffolk Coastal
  364. Sunderland
  365. Surrey Heath
  366. Sutherland
  367. Sutton
  368. Swale
  369. Swansea
  370. Swindon
  371. Tameside
  372. Tamworth
  373. Tandridge
  374. Taunton Deane
  375. Teignbridge
  376. Telford & Wrekin
  377. Tendring
  378. Test Valley
  379. Tewkesbury
  380. Thanet
  381. The Scottish Borders
  382. The Vale of Glamorgan
  383. Three Rivers
  384. Thurrock
  385. Tonbridge & Malling
  386. Torbay
  387. Torfaen
  388. Torridge
  389. Tower Hamlets
  390. Trafford
  391. Tunbridge Wells
  392. Tynedale
  393. Uttlesford
  394. Vale of White Horse
  395. Wakefield
  396. Walsall
  397. Waltham Forest
  398. Wandsworth
  399. Warrington
  400. Warwick (District)
  401. Watford
  402. Waveney
  403. Waverley
  404. Wealden
  405. Wellingborough
  406. Welwyn Hatfield
  407. West Berkshire
  408. West Cornwall
  409. West Devon
  410. West Dorset
  411. West Dunbartonshire
  412. West Lancashire
  413. West Lindsey
  414. West Lothian
  415. West Oxfordshire
  416. West Somerset
  417. West Wiltshire
  418. Westminster
  419. Weymouth & Portland
  420. Wigan
  421. Wigtownshire
  422. Winchester
  423. Windsor & Maidenhead
  424. Wirral
  425. Woking (Surrey)
  426. Wokingham
  427. Wolverhampton
  428. Worcester
  429. Wrexham
  430. Wychavon
  431. Wycombe
  432. Wyre (Lancashire)
  433. Wyre Forest
  434. York (City)

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