Walking in Houghton Hall Park


Introduction


The park was once the grounds of the 17th century Houghton Hall and is now set aside for everyone’s quiet enjoyment. Its 41 acres – equivalent to over 30 football pitches – include woods and meadows, as well as a picnic area and an orchard.


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

Houghton Hall Park is in the centre of Houghton Regis. To reach Houghton Regis from the M1, junction 11, take the A505 towards Dunstable and follow signs to Houghton Regis.
Parking is available at the main entrance by Houghton Hall or at the entrance on Park Road North.


Start/Finish Point

The routes start from the main entrance at Houghton Hall or the Park Road North entrance.


Access and General Information

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Information about the Park

The Park
The Park was once the grounds of the 17th century Houghton Hall and is now set aside for everyone's quiet enjoyment. Its 41 acres - equivalent to over 30 football pitches - include woods and meadows, as well as a picnic area and an orchard.

Thanks to three years of lottery funding the project partners have improved the Park's paths and fencing and have created welcoming feature entrances. At the same time, the Friends of the Park volunteers have cleared the woodlands and planted thousands of new trees.

The Routes

Beginning at the Park's entrance, the routes lead through the orchard and out into the park. The path surfaces range from tarmac in the formal areas to short grass across the meadow.

Walking your way to health

Regular brisk walking can help to keep you in shape, and just feeling warm and breathing harder than usual will help you get fitter. Go on, go for a walk, it's never too late to start!


Acknowledgements

The North Chilterns Trust looks after the rural environment in Luton and South Bedfordshire. The Health Walk project partners are The North Chilterns Trust, Walking for Health Initiative, South Bedfordshire District Council and Bedfordshire County Council. Telephone 01582 412225 for more information.