Gateway to the Wolds - Bedford to Thurleigh


This linear walk takes you from Bedford through attractive countryside to thevillage of Thurleighwith 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 Bedfordtown centre, onPark Avenue. It can also be accessed from Hawk Drive, Brickhill. Cars can be parked inPark Avenue, beside the Park, or in a car park near the cemetery entrance inFoster Hill Road.

Start/Finish Point

This linear walk starts from Bedford Park and finishes in the High Street at Thurleigh where a bus can be caught to return to Bedford.

Access and General Information

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

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.