Walks & Cycle Routes

Bedford Town Centre Walks

Enjoy a journey back through the ages with Bedford’s Association of Tour Guides. Find out more about the characters and places that are a part of Bedford’s 1000 year history with a range of themed walks from ‘The Jewel in Bedford’s Crown’, to ‘I Never Knew That’, and ‘The Life and Times of John Bunyan’. Each walk is designed to last approx 90 minutes and access is suitable for the less able. Walks leave the Old Town Hall in St. Paul’s Square, Bedford, (close to the gold painted letter box), every Sunday. More information 01234 718044 or visit www.bedfordtourguides.org For a self-guided Bedford town trail – please visit www.bedford.gov.uk under Leisure and Tourism – Things to do – Guided Walks.

Hidden Britain North Bedfordshire Wolds Walks

Visit the North Bedfordshire Wolds and discover countryside, linear walks and ancient walks with Hidden Britain. These include Hidden Britain – John Bunyan Triangle Walk & Donkey Walk, Keysoe Bedford To Thurleigh Linear Walk Ancient Walk – Colmworth Ancient Walk – Little Staughton Ancient Walk – Upper Dean to Swineshead Linear Walk – Bedford to Wilden Historic Churches around North Bedfordshire For more information and maps on these walks please visit www. bedford.gov.uk – Leisure and Tourism – Things to do.

Cycling in Bedfordshire

North Beds Villages

A circular route (33 miles) visiting thirteen villages starting from Harrold Country Park and visiting Hinwick, Podington, Wymington, Newton Bromswold, Yielden, Swineshead, Riseley, Sharnbrook, Pertenhall, Keysoe, Chadwell End, Green End, Hatch End, Thurleigh and Bletsoe. The Ouse Valley. A looping route (16 miles) going north from Bedford via Bromham, Oakley, Pavenham, Felmersham, Odell, Chellington, Carlton, Stevington and back to Bromham.

South Bedford Cycle Routes

Old Warden cycle route A 24km (15 mile) circular cycle ride – a mixture of on and off roads – that includes the estate villages of Old Warden, Southill and Broom and hamlets of Thorncote and Budna. Part of the route also follows the Greensand Cycle ride from Haynes to Sandy along the Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge.

Thatcher’s Way

A 37km (24 mile) circular route starting at Bedford Priory Park and taking in the villages of Cardington, Ireland, Southill, Old Warden, Ickwell, Northill, Moggerhanger, Blunham, Great Barford, Willington and back to Bedford. More routes and maps at www.cyclebedford.org.uk Bedfordshire has a huge variety of wonderful places to walk, cycle, picnic or simply unwind as well as public transport and travel by car

. A wealth of information is available at www.letsgo.org.uk and www.travelbedford.co.uk Travel Bedford aims to provide you with information you need to travel actively around Bedford Borough including walking, cycling, public transport and travelling by car www.travelbedford.co.uk