Thursday 15th September

09:30am North Bedfordshire’s 150 years

                (a full day circular walk at a good pace) 

Starting from Fox PH High Street Riseley MK441DT. OS GR TL 039 626.


This 16 mile circular walk takes us back in time through North Bedfordshire before
the parishes of Swineshead and Tilbrook changed between Huntingdonshire and
Bedfordshire. The walk has many historical highlights to keep your focus away from
the distance.


Street parking near Fox PH. Please respect local residents.


Grant Palmer service 28 departs Bedford Bus Station at 9-10 and arrives at Fox PH 9-37. (If coming by bus please text leader and the walk will start on your arrival).


Refreshments available in Riseley at the Giddy Goat cafe after the walk.


Bring lunch and snacks/drinks as this is a full day walk.


No dogs please.

No Booking required (unless travelling by public transport.. See above)
Leader LDWA Roy Carter 07784 208997

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

9:30am  Hills, Clappers and Wonderful Views

Starting from Sundon Hills Country Park car park LU3 3PE. OS GR TL 047 285


This 6 mile circular walk starts at one of the highest points in Bedfordshire and offers
wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The walk takes in Sundon Hills and Sharpenhoe Clappers country parks. There will be a fair amount of ascents and descents.


Good tracks and wonderful views on a clear day.


Parking at Sundon Hills Country car park
Not accessible by public transport


No Toilets or refreshments available


Bring snack/drink as there will be break during the walk.
No booking required
Leader Tony Roberts - 01525 753235 - m 07954 124952 

(email - anthonyroberts@ntlworld.com)

9:45am A Great Day out on the River

Meet at Priory Park by the totem pole next to the cafe MK41 9SH. OS GR TL 072 092
Boat departs 10-00am from Priory Marina.

 

Walk starts from outside cafe at 10-15am.


This flexible and interesting day out on the River Great Ouse is ideal for those who
enjoy a walk and a boat ride. The round trip is approximately 7 hours consisting of a
2.5 hour leisurely informative walk to Great Barford led by Ramblers. Approximately one hour in Great Barford followed by a delightful relaxing cruise on the John Bunyan boat as it makes its way up river to Priory Marina arriving between 4-30pm- 5-00pm.


Within the round trip there is an option for walkers to board the John Bunyan Boat at PrioryMarina and enjoy a ride to Willington and return unaccompanied or continue to Gt Barford with the led walk. Or join at Willington Lock for the trip to Gt Barford and return either on the boat or unaccompanied by foot.

 

It is very flexible and the price is just the same whatever you wish to do. £20 per person.


N.B. The price includes the led walk and boat trip there is no reduction for variations.


Parking free at Priory Country Park.


Toilets available at Priory Country Park and at the Anchor in Great Barford.
Refreshments available on the John Bunyan Boat at an additional charge and at The Anchor PH Great Barford.


Walk led by Ramblers Barry any queries text 07860 348347.


Booking essential as numbers are limited. Group bookings welcome. 
www.johnbunyanboat.org


N.B. Bookings close 36 hours before the cruise start time. However you can still purchase a ticket on the day subject to availability.

10:00am Totternhoe

Starting from The Cross Keys PH, Castle Hill Road, Totternhoe, LU6 2DA.
OS GR SP 980 218


This 5 mile circular walk through Totternhoe Knolls visiting the Motte and Bailey as we head towards Dunstable and return via Church End.


Park in Cross Keys PH car park.


Toilets and refreshments available after the walk at the Cross Keys PH.


No dogs please.

 

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


No booking required

(unless intending to eat at the pub after the walk.
Contact 07413 209202 or email phbyatt@msn.com if eating.)


Leader LB Ramblers Paul Byatt

10:00am Chicksands Wood

Starting from Haynes village hall Northwood End Road MK45 3QB.
OS GR TL 100 420


This 2- 2½ hour amble from Haynes village up through Chicksands Wood passing an
obelisk and monument. Back to Haynes along a short stretch of the Greensand Ridge path.


Park at the village hall or Northwood End road.


No toilets or refreshments available.


Stagecoach bus from Bedford and Hitchin passes village hall. See timetable.


Bring a snack and drink as we will have a halfway break.


No booking required
Walk Leader Ramblers Jan W 07895045410