Ancient Walks in the North Bedfordshire Wolds - Yelden and Melchbourne


This 6¾ walk in the northwest corner of Bedfordshire takes in the quiet, unspoiled villages of Yelden and Melchbourne. A shorter 4 mile option is available. At Yelden you can see the spectacular remains of a Norman motte and bailey castle.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

From the east of the county, take the Kimbolton Road, B660 from Bedford to Pertenhall, then take the road to Swineshead and carry on through the village until you reach Yelden. From the west, take the A6 north from Bedford and just before you reach Rushden, take a right hand turn through Newton Bromswold to Yelden.  Please park carefully near the walker friendly pub, The Chequers, in the High Street, Yelden.

Start/Finish Point

This circular walk starts from The Chequers pub in Yelden.

Access and General Information

Length: 6¾ miles (11 km)
Time: 3.5 hours

Access Information:

Pending Update

Route Description

Please see map for route description.  Click here to download the map.


This leaflet was published by Enjoy England, Bedfordshire County Council, The Ramblers Association and Tastes of Bedfordshire.