Roxton Circular Walk


Introduction

A delightful and easy short walk starting from the unspoilt village of Roxton which takes you through an attractive part of the Ouse Valley. The trout lake is of great interest, attracting a range of birds.


How To Get There By Passenger Transport
BY BUS Telephone Bedfordshire Bus Information Line : 01234 228337, 8.30am 5pm open 5 days a week or Travel Line 0870 6082608.
BY TRAIN For timetable information, please telephone National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950.
Click here for the National Rail Enquiries website


How To Get There By Car
Roxton is situated just to the south of the Black Cat Roundabout on the A1, and can also be reached from the village of Great Barford off of the A421 to the north east of Bedford.
You can park in Roxton High Street near the Parish Hall. Please park considerately.


Start/Finish Point
This circular walk starts at the entrance to the Parish Church in School Lane.


Access and General Information
Length: 2.25 miles (3.5 km)
Time:

Access Information:
Surface Types: You will walk across surface types ranging from hard and firm with no stones larger than 5mm, to grass or uncultivated earth paths with no ruts. Please note that the riverside sections are liable to serious flooding after heavy rainfall.
Linear Gradient: The section between Points 8 and 9 has a linear gradient of 1:18 or less.
Cross Falls: None recorded.
Width Restriction: There is a width restriction of 770mm on the sleeper bridge at Point 5 - crossing the bridge are the remains of a stile which restricts the path width to just 300mm.
Steps: There are steps with a maximum step height of 250mm at Point 3.
Barriers: There are 3 two step stiles (with 'dog doors' for canine companions), a 'Y' gate out of the churchyard with a width of 500mm and a 'Y' gate at the lockside with a restriction of 440mm.
Refreshments: Roxton has a pub (The Royal Oak) and a small shop open Monday-Friday.
Public Toilets: None recorded.
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats: There are 3 seats along the route.


Route Description

See map for route description.


Acknowledgements
This leaflet has been produced and funded by Bedfordshire County Council, Hidden Britain and the Parish Paths Partnership.