North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail

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Statistics and Files
Start: St Paul's Square, Bedford
Grid Ref: TL049496
Distance: 69 miles (111 km)
Climbing: 673 metres
Walk time: 28-35 hours
Days: 5-7

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail is a long distance path which explores the town of Bedford and the county which bears its name. The route was devised by Gordon Edwards of the Ivel Valley Group of the Ramblers around the year 2000 with the aim of attracting walkers to discover the underrated area of North Bedfordshire and its heritage. The Trail passes through 23 villages in Bedford and Bedfordshire including Bromham, Odell, Riseley, Wilden and Sandy, long with two country parks and goes by 30 public houses. It connects with the Greensand Ridge Walk at Sandy, Old Warden and Everton and also with the John Bunyan Trail at Bromham Mill. Overall the walk visits, in order of passing through, Church End, Biddenham, Bromham, Thistley Green, Stagsden, Turvey, Carlton, Harrold and Harrold Odell Country Park, Odell and Odell Castle, Sharbrook, Riseley, Keysoe Row, Colmworth, Wilden, Roxton, Tempsford, Everton, Potton, Sutton, The Lodge Nature Reserve, Sandy, Northill, Ickwell Green, Ickwell, Old Warden and Willington before finishing in Bedford.

Useful Links:
North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail Map (PDF)
Long Distance Walkers Association

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