Rowney Warren - Place to Unwind

Rowney Warren

Rowney Warren offers something for walkers and cyclists. Some of the woods are maintained as a mountain bike course, the remainder is a quiet area of pines, oaks and beeches for those who enjoy a peaceful stroll. Rowney Warren is managed by the Forestry Commission and the Southill Estate.

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

Rowney Warren is in Sandy Lane, off of the A600 (signposted to Chicksands). It is just south of Deadman’s Cross and to the north of Shefford.
There is a car park at the site.

Start/Finish Point

The site is accessed from the car park.

Access and General Information

Please note: Many areas of Rowney Warren are used by cyclists so please take care.

Surface Types: You will walk across surfaces ranging from hard and firm with no stones greater than 5mm in size, to grass or uncultivated earth paths with and without ruts and mud.
Linear Gradient: Generally level but there is the occasional gradient steeper than 1:6.
Cross Falls: None recorded.
Width Restriction: There is no width restriction less than 1000mm.
Steps: None recorded.
Barriers: None recorded.
Refreshments: There is a pub, The Greyhound, in the village of Haynes. There is also a shop here.
Public Toilets: None recorded.
Picnic Tables: There are picnic tables in the car park area.
Seats: None recorded.

Map and Further Information

Click here for the map and further information


Rowney Warren is managed by the Forestry Commission. Photograph courtesy of the Forestry Commission. For more information, visit the website: Visit the Forestry Commission website