Houghton Conquest Circular Walk 3

Houghton Conquest Circular Walk 3

The route uses footpaths to and from the neighbouring parish of Wilstead passing through Chapel End and Thickthorns. The walk gives splendid views of the Greensand Ridge to the south and crosses flat, open countryside.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

The village can be reached by road from the A6 (Bedford –Luton) or from the B530 (Bedford – Ampthill) roads.
There is no parking in Mill Lane. Parking is available in the Village Hall car park but may be limited if other functions or events are taking place there. On-street parking in available elsewhere in the village. Please park thoughtfully.

Start/Finish Point

This circular route can either be started from Mill Lane, Houghton Conquest or from the village of Wilstead.

Access and General Information

Length: 4 miles (6.4 km)    Time: 2.5 hours

Surface Types:

You can expect to walk across varied surfaces ranging from a hard, firm surface  to grass or uncultivated earth paths with and without ruts to farmland. Please note that this route can become very muddy in winter or in wet weather.

There are two pubs in Houghton Conquest - The Knife and Cleaver and The Anchor - and The Woolpack and Red Lion in Wilstead. There is a shop near to the village hall in Houghton Conquest and a shop and post office and take away restaurant in Wilstead.

Route Description

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