The Sewell Greenway

The Sewell Greenway

The Sewell Greenway provides a delightful route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to escape into nature. Built on the old railway line between Stanbridgeford and French’s Avenue in Dunstable, the land is a County Wildlife Site boasting diverse flora and chalk grassland habitats.

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
Click here for the National Rail Enquiries website

How To Get There By Car

Dunstable is just east of Junction 11 of the M1, situated on the A5.
There are car parks in Dunstable.

Start/Finish Point

The Greenway starts from Dunstable High Street North (the A5) and ends in the village of Stanbridgeford.

Access and General Information

Distance: 2½ miles (4 km)
Access Information
Surface Types: You will encounter a hard, firm surface with no stones greater than 5mm.
Linear Gradient: There are linear gradients of 1:18 or less on this route.
Cross Falls: There are cross falls of between 1:16-1:20 on the stretch close to French's Avenue.
Width Restriction: There are no restrictions less than 1000mm.
Steps: There are steps on the bridge over the A505 with a maximum step height of 5mm.
Barriers: None recorded.
Refreshments: The nearest pub is The Mulberry Bush, one mile away towards Dunstable. There are also shops and restaurants in the centre of Dunstable.
Public Toilets: None recorded.
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats: Seats are spaced all along the route.

General Information

The Greenway and the route through Dunstable and Houghton Regis form part of National Route 6 of the National Cycle Network, which provides walking and cycling routes between Milton Keynes, Luton and London.

Used informally for years, recent work has provided two surfaces along most of the Greenway’s length: hard for bikes, wheelchairs and pushchairs, and soft for horses, meaning that everyone in the community can visit. The Greenway will also be linked with Houghton Regis and Luton via the developing urban cycle network and via public transport.


This route is a partnership between Bedfordshire County Council, East of England Development Agency, North Chilterns Trust, South Bedfordshire District Council. Sustrans and The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire.

For more information on routes in the area, call Sustrans on 0845 113 0065 or visit the website