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.
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.
This circular walk starts from The Chequers pub in Yelden.
Length: 6¾ miles (11 km)
Time: 3.5 hours
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.