Gateway to the Wolds - Bedford to Thurleigh


This linear walk takes you from Bedford through attractive countryside to the village of Thurleigh with its 12th century church.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

Click here for bus and train timetable information.

How To Get There By Car

The walk starts from Bedford Park.  This is located to the north of Bedford town centre, on Park Avenue.  It can also be accessed from Hawk Drive, Brickhill.  Cars can be parked in Park Avenue, beside the Park, or in a car park near the cemetery entrance in Foster Hill Road.

Start/Finish Point

The walk starts from Bedford Park. This linear walk ends in the High Street at Thurleigh.

Access and General Information

Length: 6 miles (9.6 km)
Time: 3 hours

Access Information:

Pending Update

Route Description

Click here to download map and route description.


The route was produced by Hidden Britain with the support of BRCC, Defra, Bedford Borough Council, The Ramblers, Tastes of Bedfordshire, Enjoy England, the National Lottery Awards for All Scheme and Bedfordshire Rural Transport Partnership.