To the east of the county lie the villages of Wrestlingworth and Cockayne Hatley, surrounded by open, rich agricultural landscapes and with intriguing associations to Treasure Island and Peter Pan! There are two walks to explore here.
Please take note that on the bridleways there are deep rabbit holes.
Wrestlingworth is situated to the south east of Potton, off the B1042.
Limited car parking is available at the Chequers, Brookside Stores and the Memorial Hall, located in Church Lane in Wrestlingworth.
The Water End loop starts from the Chequers Public House. The Cockayne Hatley loops starts from Braggs Lane, off the High Street in Wrestlingworth.
Length: 3.6 miles (5.9 km)
Time: 2 hours
Access Information: Wrestlingworth - Water End Loop
Surface Types: You will walk across surface types ranging from hard and firm with no stones larger than 5mm, to hard but variable surfaces with loose, vairable sized stones, to grass or uncultivated earth paths with ruts and mud.
Linear Gradient: The steepest linear gradient is between 1:6-1:9 for two short (3 metre) sections. There are also gradients of 1:18 or less.
Cross Falls: Cross falls of 1:26 or less were recorded.
Width Restriction: There is a no width restriction of less than 1000mm.
Steps: None recorded.
Barriers: There are 3 kissing gates with a restriction of less than 1000mm.
Access Information: Wrestlingworth - Cockayne Hatley Loop
Surface Types: You will walk across surface types ranging from hard but variable surfaces with loose, vairable sized stones, to grass or uncultivated earth paths without ruts, to cultivated ground (farmland).
Linear Gradient: The steepest linear gradients are between 1:14-1:17 for about 200 metres. There are also gradients of 1:18 or less.
Cross Falls: There are cross falls of between 1:16-1:20.
Width Restriction: There is no width restriction of less than 1000mm.
Steps: None recorded.
Barriers: None recorded.
Refreshments: There is a pub - The Chequers - in Wrestlingworth.
Public Toilets: None recorded.
Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats: None recorded.
This leaflet was created by Living Potton, DEFRA, Bedfordshire County Council, Hidden Britain, the East of England Development Agency and the BRCC.