Friday 16th September

9:45am  Beauty and the Beast

Starting from Ridgmont station, Station Road Ridgmony MK43 0XP.

OS GR SP 965 373

 

This delightful 6 mile circular taken at an easy pace allows you to take in the massive changes made since the closure of the brickworks and landfill site. History, wildlife, woods and views makes this a thoroughly enjoyable walk. Still time for tea on your return.

 

Country paths. Boots or trainers essential. Some places can be muddy and slippery when wet.

 

Free parking in the station car park.

London Northwestern Railway Marston Vale line. Hourly service. Trains depart Bedford at 8-48 arrive 9-13. Depart Bletchley 9-06 arrive 9-24.

 

Toilets and refreshments available at the Heritage centre tea rooms after the walk.

 

No booking required

Leader Ramblers Barry 07860 348347

Key to Colour Coding
Walks 5 to 8 miles
All Day Walks 9 miles plus
Special Interest Walks
Walks less than 5 miles

10:00am  Going In Search Of Gold

Starting from Barton-le-Clay Recreation ground, Old Road, Barton-le-Clay MK45 4LF . OS GR TL 082 303

 

This 6 mile circular moderate walk follows the route taken by prospectors as they went in search of gold in Pulloxhill. After a coffee/tea break on the site of the 13th century St James Church which was largely destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1846 we head back with our reward “an enjoyable and interesting walk” on route we visit Barton Watermill for toilets and maybe refreshments.

 

Parking available on Old Road Barton-le-Clay. Please respect residents.

Stagecoach and Grant Palmer buses service Barton-le-Clay see appropriate timetables.

 

Bring snack/drink as there will be a stop during the walk.

 

No booking required

Leader Ramblers Tom 07743 128645

10:00am  Three Mills on the River Ivel, and a Nature Reserve

Starting from Stotfold Mill (car park) Mill Lane Stotfold SG5 4NU OS GR TL 222 366

 

This 7 mile circular walk around Stotfold passes three water mills (Bowman's, Taylor's and Randall's - the last of these is still working) on the River Ivel not far from its source at Baldock. We complete the walk with a circuit of the Stotfold Mill Nature Reserve 8 acres of riverside meadow full of interesting plants, flowers and wildlife.

Free parking at Stotfold Mill

 

No toilets or refreshments available during the walk

The Chequers PH (SG5 4NX) is close by, for those wanting lunch/refreshment after the walk.

 

No dogs please.

Booking required by email to leader (from Fri 9th September onwards)

Leader : Ramblers Antony : email antonymcopsey@gmail.com : mobile (on the day only, please) 07857 890829.