Beds Cycle Routes 4 - Woburn Wander

Bedfordshire Cycle Routes 4 - Woburn Wander

This exhilarating ride through the undulating, wooded landscape of Bedfordshire’s Greensand Ridge, starts in the historic market town of Woburn.

How To Get There By Car

Woburn is situated in south-west Bedfordshire, between the M1 and the A5, just south-east of Milton Keynes.
There is a car park opposite St Mary’s Church in Park Street, Woburn.

How To Get There By Public 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.

Access and General Information

Distance: 19 miles

Route Description

Start at the large free car park opposite the imposing St. Mary’s Church in Park Street. Turn right outside the car park and continue down Park Street towards Woburn Abbey. Keep straight on after the second cattlegrid, cycling through the deer park for a mile.
At the end of the deer park bear left and pass two turns on the right signposted to Eversholt, before taking the 3rd right-hand turn at Water End, signposted to Tingrith and Eversholt. Continue straight on for 1 ¼ miles to Tingrith.
Just before reaching Tingrith village take a right turn to Toddington. At the end of this peaceful 2 mile long lane, turn right to Milton Bryan. At the T-junction in Milton Bryan turn left. and then right at the next one onto the A4012 towards Woburn.
After ¾ of a mile turn left to Potsgrove. along a very quiet lane. At the junction bear right down to the Woburn Road. Turn right towards Woburn.
For the shorter ride of 15 miles continue straight on towards Woburn. For the longer ride, turn left after 1½ miles, signposted to Little Brickhill. In 1½ miles turn right, the only direction marker being a white sign saying Woburn Golf. Ahead is a lovely ride through woodlands, but beware of patches of sand on the road which can cause skidding.
Turn right at the next junction, and pass Aspley Woods on the left. Turn right again onto the main road into Woburn.

Places to Visit

Aspley Woods is private woodland, but open to the public for walks under an access agreement. No cycling in the woods, other than on the public bridleways. Car Park.
Woburn Abbey is the historic seat of the Dukes of Bedford and contains an outstanding collection of antiques and works of art. The Abbey is surrounded by a beautiful 3,000 acre Deer Park containing 9 species of deer. Car Park.
Woburn is a small and beautifully preserved Georgian market town, with some lovely shops and places for refreshments.