Ancient Walks in the North Bedfordshire Wolds - Upper Dean and Swineshead


This is a 5 mile walk on ancient tracks and footpaths linking quiet villages. The walk has fine views and passes Swineshead Wood and Spanoak Wood where you will find a fine display of bluebells in the season.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

Upper Dean is to the north east of Swineshead. The Kimbolton Road, B660 takes you straight from Bedford to Pertenhall, then take the road to Swineshead, carry through the village and take the first right to Upper Dean.  Please park carefully near Upper Dean Church.

Start/Finish Point

This circular walk starts from Upper Dean Church.

Access and General Information

Length: 5 miles (8 km)
Time: 2.5 hours

Access Information:

Pending Update

Route Description

Please see map for route description.  Click here to download the map.


This leaflet was produced by Enjoy England, Bedfordshire County Council, Tastes of Bedfordshire and The Ramblers Association.