This page gives you new ideas for getting out and about in Bedfordshire -
Our Industrial Past
Fame at last!
Over the centuries, Bedfordshire has been home to many famous people. Why not explore the county and walk in their footsteps?
The Tinker's Trail at Harlington visits many sites associated with John Bunyan.
Born at Sandy, Captain Sir William Peel was one of the first recipients of the Victoria Cross and built a railway line.
An obelisk in Chicksands Wood commemorates George Montagu-Dunk, founder of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Can you spot the plaque marking the former home of the poet Robert Bloomfield in Shefford? Try Walk 2.
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. Go to http://www.geocaching.com/ , enter your town or village in 'Browse' and start hunting!
Take the Train ....
Some walks and cycle routes have been planned to be easily accessed from train stations.
Bedfordshire may not be renowned for its dramatic peaks, but it still knows a thing or two when it comes to views...
Explore a Country Park ....
Bedfordshire has an exciting range of Country Parks to explore - Priory Park, Harrold-Odell, the Millennium Country Park at Marston Moretaine and Stockgrove offer opportunities to walk, cycle and relax. All have their own character but all offer great facilities for everyone to enjoy.
Stockgrove Country Park
Explore a Country Park...
Priory Country Park is an established green area, of around 360 acres, made up of lakes, meadows and woodland, partially enclosed within a bend in the River Great Ouse. It is managed, for the benefit of both wildlife and visitors, by Bedford Borough Council.
Priory Country Park
The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine
The Forest Centre is a lively conservation centre, set in the spectacular Millennium Country Park, just a few minutes drive away from Milton Keynes and Bedford. The main park and visitors centre are open all year round and entry's free! The Wetlands reserve has a ticketed charge in order to support maintaining this part of the site for wildlife. With easy parking and trouble free access for everyone, the Forest Centre is a natural place for the all your family to come and explore...