Cardington Ride


This is one of the 50 sites in Bedfordshire which are open to the public under DEFRA's Countryside Stewardship and Environmentally Sensitive Areas Schemes programme. This site is open to the public until the end of September 2010.

The route passes through historic countryside, along a chalk dominated old railway and gives spectacular views of Bedford and the Marston Vale and the airship hangers.


How To Get There By Passenger Transport


How To Get There By Car

The village of Cardington is just to the south-east of Bedford and is reached from there by following the signs from the A603 or the A421.

Parking is available in the village and there is also a small amount at the nearby nature reserve on The Greensand Ridge.

Start/Finish Point

This site can be accessed at two locations. One is in the centre of Cardington, where the route starts opposite the pub at Home Farm. The other is off the Greensand Ridge Walk.

Access and General Information

Length: 2½ miles ( 4 km)

Access Information:

Pending Update

Route Description

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