A fine walk along the river valley, then up to the Eastern ridge with spectacular views to the southwest to Sharpenhoe Clappers and the Barton Hills.
Henlow lies on the A6001 about 4.5 miles south of Biggleswade. It lies just to the north of the A507, about 2 miles east of Shefford.
Parking is available near the church in Henlow. Please do not obstruct the entrance.
This circular walk starts and finishes at St. Mary's Church in Church Road, Henlow.
Length: 6.6 miles (10.7km)
Time: 4 hours
Surface Types: You will walk across surfaces ranging from hard and firm with no stones greater than 5mm, to hard but variable surfaces with loose, variable sized stones, to grass or uncultivated earth paths without any ruts, to cultivated farmland.
Linear Gradient: The steepest linear gradient is steeper than 1:6 for a very short distance at the bridge to the south of Point 8. Elsewhere there are gradients of between 1:6-1:9 for half a mile between Points 5 and 6, and of 1:18 or less.
Cross Falls: The steepest cross falls are of 1:9 or steeper by the side of the river after Point 1. Elsewhere there are cross falls of 1:26 or less.
Width Restriction: There is a width restriction of 300mm on the plank bridge between Points 1 and 2.
Steps: There is a step at either side of the bridge on the path to Kingfisher Farm at Langford Road, with a maximum step height of 200mm.
Barriers: There are 2 kissing gates with a restriction of less than 1000mm and 2 two-step stiles.
Refreshments: There are two pubs in Henlow.
Public Toilets: None recorded.
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats: None recorded.
This walk leaflet was kindly funded by Bedfordshire County Council and the Bedfordshire Rural Transport Partnership.