Wardown Walk

Wardown Walk

A gentle 1 hour walk from Bury Park to Wardown and back.
There are no route instructions. Just follow the red line on the map.

How To Get There by Passenger Transport

BY BUS –

Bury Park and Wardown are on several bus routes to and around Luton. Telephone Bedfordshire Bus Information Line : 01234 228337, 8.30am – 5pm open 5 days a week or Travel Line 0870 6082608.
BY TRAIN – Luton station, on the Bedford to London Thameslink line, is approximately 0.6 miles from Wardown. For timetable information, please telephone National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950.
Click here for National Rail Enquiries website

How to Get There by Car

The Community Resource Centre at Bury Park, off the A505 Dunstable Road near Waldeck Road, Luton. The start point is on a busy high street without suitable parking. There is a car park at the back of the Wardown Park Museum and another down the next right past the museum off Old Bedford Road.

Start/Finish Point

The suggested start point is the Community Resource Centre at Bury Park. Grid Ref TL084218

Access and General Information

Distance:

2 miles Time: 1 Hour
Access Information
Surface Types: The walking surface is hard and firm with no stones larger than 5mm.
Linear Gradient: The linear gradient is no steeper than 1:10 - 1:13.
Cross Falls: 1:21 - 1:25.
Width Restriction: There is no width restriction less than 1000mm.
Barriers: There is one two-way opening gate.
Refreshments: There are local shops on or near the route.
Public Toilets: Facing New Bedford Road opposite Alexandra Avenue
Picnic Tables: None are recorded .
Seats: There is one bench on the route and other seating in the park.

Bury Park

The name Bury Park comes from a farm that was here in the 12th Century. In 1882 the farm land was sold for housing and the estate was given the name we know today.


Wardown Park

Luton Council bought Wardown in 1903 and made it into a park which became popular for fetes and band concerts. A path known as Lovers Walk runs along the boundary of the park between the Old & New Bedford Roads. On Sunday afternoons, young people dressed in their best clothes, would parade up and down admiring each other. The house built in 1875, has been used as tea rooms & a military hospital and in 1931 became the museum it is today.


Walking for Health

Regular brisk walking can help to keep you in shape and just feeling warm and breathing harder than usual will help to get you fitter.
Go on, go for a walk, it’s never too late to start!













Acknowledgements

The leaflet is produced by the Chilterns Initiative which looks after the natural environment in Luton and South Bedfordshire.