Ivel Valley Walkers - Maulden Woods


Maulden Woods is Forestry Commission woodland and is the largest ancient woodland on the Greensand Ridge, an area of high ground crossing Bedfordshire.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

Maulden Woods adjoin the A6 five miles south of Bedford, just north of the roundabout with the A507 at Clophill.

There is plenty of free parking is available in the main car park for the woods, Deadman’s Hill lay-by, grid reference TL073394.

Start/Finish Point

The walks start and finish from Deadman’s Hill lay-by.

Access and General Information

Length: 4 miles (6.4 km)


Access Information:

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Route Description

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This walk was first published by Ivel Valley Walkers in 2010 in their book ‘Favourite Walks in and around Bedfordshire’. The book was published to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Ramblers Group. IVG has over 300 members and offer a varied programme of more than 200 guided walks each year. These are open to all, although membership of the Ramblers is encouraged for regular walkers. Further details of the Group can be obtained from the web page: www.ivelvalleywalkers.co.uk