Houghton Conquest Circular Walk 4

Houghton Conquest Circular Walk 4

This circular route takes you from the village up onto the Greensand Ridge and back down into the flat Bedfordshire plain. The walk takes in a variety of landscapes and wildlife.

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) road.

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 is available. Please park thoughtfully.

Start/Finish Point

This circular walks starts from the Village Hall in Houghton Conquest.

Access and General Information

Length: 4½ miles (7.2 km)   Time: 2 hours

Surface Types:
The walk goes across varied surfaces ranging from a hard, firm surface to grass or uncultivated earth paths. Please note that this route can become very muddy in winter or in wet weather.

Refreshments:
There are two pubs in Houghton Conquest - The Knife and Cleaver and The Anchor. There is a shop near to the village hall.

General Information

All public paths in the parish have been clearly way-marked along their entire length. Finger-posts are used where a path leaves a road after which way-marking discs - normally attached to posts - clearly indicate the route of the path.

Please keep only to the way-marked paths. For easy access and for your safety, stiles have been replaced whenever possible with either self-closing kissing gates or step-through stiles, and bridges have been provided with handrails.

We hope you enjoy this walk. Please leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photographs and pleasant memories.

Route Description

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