What's New

What's New is an archive of updates and new walks, rides and places to unwind that have been published on the Let's Go! website over recent months.



Walks around Lower Stondon

These three walks take you into the countryside around the villages of Upper and Lower Stondon.

Walk 1

Walk 2

Walk 3

Added: 08/16

St Neots and Kimbolton Cycle Route 7

This cycle ride visits the North Bedfordshire village of Little Staughton. It takes a pleasant route out of St Neots and follows the river Kym before visiting Grafham Water and then the Staughtons. The route returns over some higher ground offering some fine panoramic views.

Added: 07/16

Walks around Toddington

The route and audit information has been updated for the following walks exploring the countryside around Toddington:

Toddington - Chalton Circular Walk

The Monmouth Way

Toddington - Crowbush Circular Walk

Toddington - Lodge Farm Walk

Walk around Toddington Motorway Services

Toddington - Harlington Station Circular Walk

Toddington - Harlington Wood End Circular Walk

Toddington - Fancott Circular Walk

Updated: May 2016



The North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail

The Trail was devised by the late Gordon Edwards of the Ivel Valley Group of the Ramblers around the year 2000. It has now been updated by the Ivel Valley Walkers so you can discover this underrated area of North Bedfordshire and its wonderful heritage.  Click here for more information.

It is described in a clockwise direction, starting from St Paul’s Square in Bedford and is a circular route of approximately 70 miles. Following existing rights of way throughout, the Trail visits no fewer than twenty three villages, two country parks and a reasonable number of public houses, so plenty of refreshment stops can be taken on the way.

Added: 03/16

Harrold Odell Country Park Trails

Discover Harrold Odell Country Park -

Welcome Trail

Ice and Water Trail

Added: 12/15

 

Sandy Jubilee Walks

A series of walks in and around Sandy -

Sandy Town Walk

The Squires Walk

Lowfield Walk

Sandy Pushchair Walk

River and Lakes Walk

Added: 12/15

 
 

Priory Country Park - Wildlife Trails

Explore Bedford's Priory Country Park with these three wildlife trails:

Riverside Wildlife Trail

Lakeside Wildlife Trail

Finger Lakes Wildlife Trail

Added: 09/15

Biggleswade Green Wheel

The Biggleswade Green Wheel is a route around the town with a number of ‘spokes’ leading from the ‘hub’ of the town which enables people to access the route close to their homes and follow the whole wheel, or just part of it.

Click here for details of the Green Wheel

Added: 09/15

The Biddenham Heritage Trail

Discover historic old Biddenham on this 1.5 mile walk featuring information boards illustrated by local artists.  The walk can be extended to take in the river valley and surrounding area.

Added: 04/15

The Greensand Cycle Ride

A challenging 37 mile ride from Leighton Buzzard to Sandy which can be split up into shorter routes.

Click here for more information.

Added: 04/15

 

Ivel Valley Walkers Walks

In 2010 the Ivel Valley Walkers published a book of walks to celebrate their 25th Anniversary.  We are currently adding these walks to Let's Go.  The first three are:

Harrold Country Park and Odell Great Wood

Meppershall and Gravenhurst

Maulden Woods

Added: 04/15

 

Walks from Ridgmont Station

Two new walks from Ridgmont Station: 

Walk on the Wild Side

Three Hills Walk

Added: 04/15

 
 

The North Chiltern Trail

Building on the success of the Chiltern Way, the Chiltern Society has launched a circular footpath in the north Chilterns, the ‘North Chiltern Trail’, passing through parts of central Bedfordshire. It aims to encourage people to explore this lovely area on foot. The Trail will be 42 miles long and can be divided into 9 easy sections.

For more details on the trail, click here.

Download the Trail Brochure

Updated: 03/15



Walks around Silsoe

 

Bedfordshire Geotrails - Stockgrove

Learn about the geology at Rushmere Country Park

Added: 01/14

Bedford Park Tree Trail

Harlington Plaque Trail

 

Historic Bedford

Discover Bedford's historic past with these two short self-guided walks.

John Bunyan's Bedford

Bedford 'Did You Know' Trail

Added: 11/13

Discover Bedfordshire's Criminal Past

The Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service has recently introduced two new walks following research into court reports from the nineteenth century. These short walks lets you discover true stories about crime, detective work and life in the locations it took place.

Harrold - Odell

Sharnbrook - Odell

Added: 10/13

 

West of Stagsden

Explore an attractive valley with fields and small woods west of the quiet village of Stagsden in north Bedfordshire.

Added: 10/13

The Ver River Source Walk

 

Heritage and Health Walks at Stockwood Park

A variety of walks of different lengths through Stockwood Park and Kidney Wood in Luton.

Added 04/13

Around the Chelveston Plateau

A choice of routes around the decommissioned airfield on the Chelveston plateau visiting the villages of Upper and Lower Dean, Melchbourne and Shelton with their ancient churches and other historical features.

Added 04/13

The Luton Hat Trail

Why not get ahead on The Luton Hat Trail?  This short walk will take you past the sites of the earliest buildings in the area connected with the industry and past and present hat factories. You'll also find out about a few famous local connections!

Added 03/13

The Hicca Way

The choice of name for this path is based on history going back to the days of King Offa of Mercia who founded a religious settlement in Hitchin. The path follows the route the Hicca tribe would have followed from Hitchin to the Danish Fort near to Henlow.  Click here for more information.

Added 01/13

 

Bedford Parks

Bedford is home to a wide variety of public parks. From the Victorian splendour of Russell Park and the Embankment, to the specimen trees of Addison Howard Park in Kempston, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Click here to discover more.

Added 01/13

 
 

North of Stagsden Circular Walk

A 6 mile walk through arable fields and small woods north of the quiet village of Stagsden in North Bedfordshire.

Added 12/12

Geotrails in Bedfordshire

Discover Bedfordshire's Jurassic Limestone Villages - Bromham, Oakley and Stevington on this fascinating walk.

Added 09/12

Have Horse, Will Travel!

Explore Bedfordshire on horseback with these five new rides:

Upper Dean

Keysoe and Riseley

Keysoe and Bolnhurst

Clapham and Twinwood

Carlton

Added 06/12
 

South Brook Walk, Bolnhurst

South Brook Walk is one of the 'Gateway to the Wolds' routes from Hidden Britain.  Discover this walk in the gently rolling North Bedfordshire countryside by clicking here.

Added 09/12

 
 

The Icknield Way- Ridgeway Link Walk

This 8 mile walk offers stunning views over Bedfordshire

Added 05/12

Toddington to Lodge Farm Circular Walk

Click here for details of this 4 mile (6 km) walk over mainly arable fields.

Added 05/12

Nature Reserves

Bedfordshire is home to some unusual nature reserves well worth a visit:

 

Dropshort Marsh

Landpark Wood

Knocking Hoe

Added 04/12

 

Stewardship Sites

The following sites are open to the public under Natural England's Stewardship Scheme.

Barton Hill Farm

Sundon Hills

Deacon Hill

Cockayne Hatley Bridleways

Added 04/12

 
 

The John Bunyan Triangle Walk and the Donkey Walk, Keysoe

Enjoy these walks opening up the secret countryside of Bedfordshire

Added 03/12

Cycling in Leighton and Linslade

Get out and about this spring with these 6 cycling routes - some are suitable for families and there are some longer routes for the more experienced cyclist.

Click here for more details

Added 03/12

Cycling in South Bedfordshire

Details of cycle routes in South Bedfordshire:

The Luton and South Beds Way

Marsh Farm Cycle Network

Added 03/12



Exploring historic Ampthill Park

The Woolnough Trail takes you around the park and reveals the story behind its design and development.

Updated 12/11

Clophill Discovery Walks

There are 6 new walks to discover, all starting from the village of Clophill.  Discover ancient Cainhoe Castle, or venture further afield to Haynes and Chicksands Wood.

Walk 1                Walk 2

Walk 3                Walk 4

Walk 5                Walk 6 (a map of all footpaths in the area)

Updated 12/11

Wootton and Bedford's Green Gateway

Explore the village of Wootton and Bedford's Green Gateway on this 4 mile walk.

Click here for more information.

Added 11/11

Upper Lea Valley Walk

Prepare to enjoy this easy self-guided stroll from the source of the River Lea following the course of the river into a beautiful green area of the town then through Luton town centre. If you wish to extend the walk, you can continue into the Bedfordshire countryside to the borough boundary at Lower Harpenden Road.

Upper Lea Valley Walk

Added 10/11

 

Cycle Bedfordshire

Download details on the latest cycle routes for Bedfordshire:

Whipsnade

Barton

Old Warden

Added 09/11

 

Cycle Milton Keynes

Explore our neighbour's heritage with these cycle routes which can all be accessed by train from Bedford.

Route A

Route B

Route D

Added 08/11

 
 

The Chalgrave Heritage Trail

This circular trail takes you back in history as you discover Chalgrave's hidden history.

Click here for more information.

Added 07/11

There's more to Toddington... 

than the motorway services!  Five varied walks in and around Toddington have recently been updated.

The Monmouth Way

Toddington to Harlington Circular Walk

Toddington to Chalton Circular Walk

Toddington Circular Walk

Toddington to Harlington Wood End

Walks updated December 2010

Gateway to the Wolds

Explore the rich farming countryside to the north of Bedford with these two walks from Hidden Britain.

Bedford to Wilden

Bedford to Thurleigh

 

Rides in the Wolds

 

 

Riding, Cycling, Walking the Wolds - the choice is yours with three new routes from Hidden Britain. And there are horse-friendly pubs along the way!

Rides in the Wolds

 
 

Ancient Walks

Enjoy a peaceful walk in the North Bedfordshire wolds. Hidden Britain have four walks in this unspoilt part of the county.

Colmworth

Little Staughton

Yelden to Melchbourne

Upper Dean to Swineshead

 

The Grange Estate

 

The Grange Estate, part of the newly created Bedford River Valley Park, is now open with surfaced paths for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and those who just want to enjoy the riverside views. It's close to Bedford and accessible from the established rights of way network

The Grange Estate

 
 

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