Sunday 11th September
10-00am Apps, Maps and Compass Training Course
Harlington Village Hall, Sundon Road Harlington LU5 6LS OS GR TL 037 304
Some of the latest information tells us that “paper maps are dead”, I disagree! This course is designed to increase your understanding of how to read an OS Map, use a compass and use online tools to plan and navigate your next walk
The course is open to all – cost £10 per person
Bring lunch, snacks and drinks for the day, plus your walking gear for the afternoon walk
Places are limited, so booking is essential.
For further details or to book a place go to our "Apps, Maps and Compass Page"
Key to Colour Coding
Walks 5 to 8 miles
All Day Walks 9 miles plus
Special Interest Walks
Walks less than 5 miles
9-00am Village Meanderings All day walk.
Starting from Harrold Odell Country Park MK43 7DS. OS GR SP 956 566
An all day 18 mile long distance meander through the picturesque villages of Turvey,
Bromham, Stevington, Pavenham and Felmersham on the river Great Ouse.
The walk has many historical Highlights and there will be a pub stop at lunch time.
NB this is an 18 mile all day walk, please come prepared.
Parking available at Harrold Country Park. £1 donation per car.
Toilets available at the country park and at lunch time
Bring lunch and snacks and drinks for during the walk
No dogs. No booking required.
Leader LDWA Roy Carter 07784 208997
10-00am Lower Downs Circular
Starting from the end of Knolls View, Totternhoe.
Nearest LU6 2BT OS GR SP977 225
This 6.5 mile, moderate, circular walk via lower Dunstable Downs pointing out the
odd wild flowers where seen.
Street parking is available on Knolls View, Totternhoe (please park considerately)
No Toilets or refreshments available
Not accessible via public transport
No booking required
Leader ramblers Andy Bahn 07984 954461
10-00am Hexton and Pegsdon Hills
Starting from the Triangle at junction of Pegsdon Way and Apsley End Road, Pegsdon
Post Code SG5 3JX. . OS GR SP 119 303
This 5 mile circular along field paths then through the lovely village of Hexton then out onto the hills to the south. Picking up the Icknield Way path to ascend Telegraph Hill where there are magnificent views over the valley top to the north towards Bedford before descending to the start point at Pegsdon.
Street parking near the junction.
Refreshments and toilets at the Live and Let Live PH after the walk.
No need to book.
Leader Ramblers Julian Chritchlow 07770 344914
10-00am Wind Turbines and Solar Panels
Starting from Langford Village Hall car park, Mill Lane,
SG18 9QY, OS GR TL 184 412
This 7 mile circular walk is mostly on the east side of the railway passing close to the wind turbines and solar panels and returning along the River Ivel. Mainly flat with a gentle gradient up to the wind turbines. Easy walking.
Free parking at Langford Village Hall.
No refreshments or toilets available
Bring snack/drink as there is a break during the walk
No Booking required.
Leader Ramblers Tony Sheward 01234 831388 (07745 655938 on the day)
10:00am Views around Little Staughton
All Saints Church, Little Staughton MK44 2BL. OS GR TL107 629
A 6 mile Half Day walk
This circular walk takes the high ground around the 13th century Motte and Bailey castle originally owned by Sir Adam de Creting and where the moat remains. Good views all round from Staughton Moor, then across fields and through a wood whilst circling back again on high ground with more good views then an ancient green lane before we head back across a field to the village. Little Staughton church is in sight for most of the walk. Small bridge to cross. Can be muddy and uneven through woods and green lane
Park on grassy verge leading to church No Toilets or refreshments available until we reach The Crown PH near the end of the walk. Bring snack/drink as there will be a break during the walk.
Dogs on leads welcome.
Walk Leader - Bedford Ramblers - Linda
1-45pm An Accompanied Unguided Walk in the Cemetery
Starting from the Chapel Foster Hill Road Cemetery, Bedford. MK41 7TD
A short walk (approximately 1 hour) by a guide featuring some interesting graves. Stories from FHRC.
The walk covers at least one of our “Unguided Walks” leaflets which are free and available for all to try out at any time of the year. There will be other aspects of Heritage weekend on offer during the afternoon.
Parking available in Foster Hill Road car park (charge)
Refreshments available at the Chapel from around 2-45pm (charge).
Toilets available at the Chapel.
No dogs please except guide dogs. No charge for walks and No booking required.
Donations to our work in the cemetery would be appreciated.
Guided walk leader Foster Hill Volunteer.