This Bedfordshire based town sits in a nice location on the River Flit, near Bedford and Ampthill. Landmarks in the town include a medieval church and the Georgian Flitwick Manor, which is Grade II listed.
This circular walk from the town explores Flitwick Moor Nature Reserve before heading to the neighbouring village of Flitton.
The walk starts in the town centre, near to the train station. From here you head east to Flitwick Mill before coming to the moor. There's some nice woodland trails and views of the River Flit to be found here. It's good for wildlife too with various woodland birds and muntjac deer to look out for.
The route continues north east past Greenfield before reaching Flitton. The village is notable for the De Grey Mausoleum. The English Heritage run site is one of the largest sepulchral chapels in the country. The Grade I listed Mausoleum contains over twenty monuments to the de Grey family who lived in nearby Wrest Park. Here you head west across the attractive Flitton Moor to Ruxox House. At these point the route links with the John Bunyan Trail, a long distance trail which you can follow south west back to Flitwick.
PostcodeMK45 1LA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Flitwick Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Flitwick OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Flitwick Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Flitwick
- Ampthill Park - Climb the Greensand Ridge and enjoy wonderful views over Bedfordshire in this pretty park in Ampthill
- Greensand Ridge Walk - A walk through Bedforshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay
- Maulden Woods - Enjoy miles of nice woodland walking trails in this popular wood in Maulden, Bedfordshire
- Wrest Park - Explore 92 acres of landscaped early eighteenth-century garden in this lovely walk in Silsoe
- John Bunyan Trail - Follow in the footsteps of John Bunyan, the Puritan Evangelist and author of the book 'Pilgrim's Progress'
- Stewartby Lake Country Park - Also known as Millennium Country Park, this lovely area covers over 500 acres and includes woodland, grassland, meadow, lakes and wetland habitats
- Shefford - This Bedfordshire based town is close to several areas of woodland with miles of walking and cycling trails to try
- Rowney Warren Wood - These woods in Bedfordshire have walking trails, a BMX trail and mountain bike trails to try
- Bedford Park - Enjoy an easy stroll around this pretty park near the centre of Bedford
- Barton Hills - Visit the Barton Hills National Nature Reserve and enjoy peaceful walking trails in the Chilterns
- Chicksands Wood - These woods in central Bedfordshire have some good walking trails to try
- Sharpenhoe Clappers - Visit this classic chalk escarpment in the Chilterns and enjoy wonderful views across this beautiful area
- Clophill and Haynes Circular Walk - A circular walk visiting the settlements of Clophill and Haynes in Bedfordshire
Back in the village The Crown is a good choice for post walk refreshment. They have a good menu and a lovely large garden area for warmer days. You can find them on Station Road at postcode MK45 1LA for your sat navs.
The moor and woodland are a fine place for a dog walk. The Crown mentioned above is also dog friendly.