Sandy-Everton Circular Walk

Introduction

This walk explores the countryside between the market town of Sandy and the village of Everton, following part of the Greensand Ridge Walk. It crosses the two large estates of Hasells Hall and Woodbury. Although much of the area is intensively farmed, the walk also passes through pasture, parkland and woodland, offering fine views, and past a number of interesting features.

Waymarking: Look out for the circular route waymarks which indicate the direction of the walk. Yellow arrows are used on public footpaths, blue on public bridleways.
Between Points 2 and 3, and 5 and 6, the circular route follows the Greensand Ridge walk, which is waymarked with special signs, posts and discs, some bearing a muntjac deer symbol.
Footwear: Some of the paths can be wet and muddy, particularly after heavy rain, so strong, waterproof footwear is recommended.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

Sandy is located in east Bedfordshire, 3 miles north of Biggleswade, just off the A1. There is a free car park on Sandy High Street.  The Thornton Arms public house at Everton welcomes walkers and allows parking for those who take refreshments there.

Start/Finish Point

Sandy High Street car park is the suggested starting point and the walk is described in a clockwise direction from there. However, you can begin at any other point and walk in either direction.

Access and General Information

Distance: 10 miles with options of 7.2miles and 8.2 miles. 
Time: 5 hours for the complete walk.

Access Information:

Surface types: You will walk across a range of surfaces from hard and firm with no stones variable surfaces with loose stones, to grass or uncultivated earth paths with ruts.
The walk is stile free.
Public Toilets: Located on Sandy High Street.
Refreshments: There is a public house, The Thornton Arms, in Everton. Sandy has cafes and shops.

Route Description

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Acknowledgements

This is one of a series of circular walk leaflets produced by Central Bedfordshire Council.

Click here for more Council's Countryside walk leaflets.