Greensand Ridge Walk
A walk through Bedforshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay. The route follows a ridge of greensand which rises from the clay vales on either side.
You will pass through Woburn Park, Millbrook, Maulden Woods, Chicksands Wood, Ampthilll Park and Sandy with some delightful countrsyside, woodland trails and fabulous views to enjoy.
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Greensand Ridge Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Greensand Ridge Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Greensand Ridge Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Greensand Ridge Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Greensand Ridge Walk Pubs/Cafes
The Stone Jug is located on the route in the village of Clophill and a fine place to stop for a break and something to eat. It's a place of some historic note having been converted to a pub from a 16th century building. It's name may have something to do with the local quarry stone which the building is mostly constructed from. The pub is nestled on a quiet rural lane has a rear decking area which in the summer months catches all the afternoon and early evening sun - perfect for a relaxing sit down. During the colder months you can sip a mulled wine and relax in the attractive interior beside one of the many fires. You can find the pub in Clophill close to Chicksands and Maulden Wood. The address is 10 Back Street with a postcode of MK45 4BY for your sat navs.
Greensand Ridge Walk Dog Walking
Most of the trail is great for dog walking with lots of large woodland areas perfect for your pooch. The Stone Jug pub mentioned above is also very dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Near to Clophill you will find the interesting Cainhoe Castle which is worth a small detour from the walk if you have time. The hill is the site of the a former 11th-century Norman castle but today only the turf-covered mound remains, with earthwork banks outlining the bailey enclosure. It's a nice climb to the top though and there are good views of the surrounding countryside from the elevated position of the site. There is a public footpath from the High Street in Clophill, opposite Town Shott, heading east out to the castle. The field has permissive access, so visitors can explore freely.