Chicksands Access Area - Place to Unwind

Chicksands Access

You are welcome to wander at will within the grassland fields along the river. This peaceful area is home to a range of wildlife from deer to kingfishers and features snowdrops in the spring. The permissive path creates a link in the right of way network and allows for longer circular walks to be undertaken. Access End Date 30.09.2011

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.
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How To Get There By Car

Take the A600 south from Bedford. The site is accessible from this road between the two roundabouts when you reach Shefford. There is very limited parking at the site.

Start/Finish Point

This footpath is half way along the A600 between the two roundabouts at Shefford or from the existing right of way network below Chicksands Camp.

Access and General Information

Access and General Information:
Surface Types: You will walk across surface types ranging from hard and firm with no stones larger than 5mm, to grass or uncultivated earth paths with no ruts.
Linear Gradient: There is a linear gradient of between 1:6-1:9 for a short distance.
Cross Falls: None recorded.
Width Restriction: There are no restrictions less than 1000mm.
Steps: There are 2 steps with a maximum step height of 100mm at the bridge.
Barriers: There is one 1-way opening gate with a width greater than 750mm and one 2-step style.
Refreshments: There are shops and pubs in Shefford.
Public Toilets: None recorded.
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats: None recorded.

Map and Further Information

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