Stafford Bridge Meadows - Place to Unwind

Stafford Bridge Meadows

You are welcome to wander at will over this grassland field. Under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme the farmer is managing the grassland without chemicals to protect the river and to allow wildflowers to flourish. Hedges are being restored across the farm and are managed in winter to encourage fruit and feeding birds. Access End Date 30.09.2013.

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

From the A6 north of Bedford ignore the first sign to Oakley. Take the road to the village signposted by the second sign.
Limited on road parking is available. Please park thoughtfully.

Start/Finish Point

In Oakley, take the Pavenham Road and the access point is just after crossing the River Great Ouse at Stafford Bridge.

Access and General Information

Please note: Cattle may be grazing in some areas of the Meadows and some parts may be prone to flooding in wet weather.
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 ruts and mud.
Linear Gradient: The steepest linear gradients are between 1:6-1:9.
Cross Falls: None recorded.
Width Restriction: There are no restrictions less than 1000mm.
Steps: None recorded.
Barriers: There is one 2-way opening gate with a width greater than 750mm, one 2-step stile and 4 one-step stiles.
Refreshments: None recorded.
Public Toilets: None recorded.
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats: None recorded.

Map and Further Information

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