Aspley Guise Walk 1 - Dedicated to Airmen Walk

Introduction

History, Wildlife, Enjoyable Walks. The peaceful village of Aspley Guise offers opportunities to explore its distinctive landscape and interesting past. It's easily accessible by train to Aspley Guise Station requiring a short walk to the Square in the village centre where the walk starts.


The Dedicated to Airmen Walk begins at the square and takes you past the site dedicated to two airmen who died when their plane crashed there in 1941.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

Click here for bus and train timetable information.

How To Get There By Car

Aspley Guise is situated just south of Junction 13 of the M1. From Bedford follow the A421 to Junction 13 and continue straight over the motorway onto the A507.

Parking is available in the Village Hall car park on Spinney Lane.

Start/Finish Point

This circular walk starts and finishes in the Square in Aspley Guise.

Access and General Information

Length: 4.2 miles (6.75 km)
Time: About 2 hours

Access Information:

Surface Types: The walk goes across varied surfaces ranging from a hard, firm surface to grass or uncultivated earth paths and through woodland. It is advisable to wear suitable footwear. During the walk be careful as you cross Bedford Road in Aspley Guise and later as you cross Horsepool Lane.


The walk is stile free.


Refreshments: Refreshments are available at the start and finish of the walk at The Anchor pub.  The White Horse pub in Husborne Crawley is about half way round the route on School Lane, but this is away from the route.

Route Description

Click here to download the route and map.

Most of the Dedicated to Airmen walk can be followed using the ‘Enjoy Aspley Guise’ leaflet. The FP/BW numbers given in the Route Description are noted in the leaflet.
Click here to download the leaflet.

Acknowledgements

The leaflet 'Enjoy Aspley Guise' was published by Aspley Guise Parish Council and sponsored by The Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership and Central Bedfordshire Council.


The walk was prepared and mapped by members of The Volunteer Group P3 for Aspley Guise.