GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail

70 miles (113 km)

A super circular walk around the North Bedfordshire countryside visiting twenty three villages, two country parks and around thirty public houses.
The walk is often started at Bedford and then visits the following towns and villages: Biddenham-Bromham-Stagsden-Turvey-Carlton-Harrold-Odell-Sharnbrook-Riseley-Hatch End-Keysoe-Colmworth-Wilden-Roxton-Tempsford-Everton-Potton-Sandy-Northill-Cople-Ickwell-Old Warden-Willington.
Walk highlights include the National Trust owned Willington Dovecote and Stables (video below). This 16th-century stone-built dovecote and stable buildings are great for bird watchers with barn owls and kestrels regular visitors. Also of interest for birdwatchers is the RSPB run The Lodge Nature Reserve near Sandy and the delightful Harrold Odell Country Park. Set in 144 acres, the Park's main features are two picturesque lakes.
The walk is waymarked with a blue and white disc.

North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Biddenham Village Pond

Biddenham Village Pond

Old houses on High Street, Bromham - geograph.org.uk - 1764930

Old houses on High Street, Bromham

St Leonards Church Stagsden (geograph 3856538)

St Leonards Church Stagsden

Turvey - geograph.org.uk - 50458

Turvey

Footpath and Bridge in Harrold Odell Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 321986

Footpath and Bridge in Harrold Odell Country Park

Sharnbrook High Street - geograph.org.uk - 84324

Sharnbrook High Street

Thatched Cottage, Keysoe Row East, Keysoe Row - geograph.org.uk - 3130165

Thatched Cottage, Keysoe Row East

Willington Dovecote - geograph.org.uk - 1825347

Willington Dovecote. This Tudor dovecote was built by Sir John Gostwick in the 16th century. The dovecote contains 1500 nesting boxes for pigeons. The cote is thought to have been built with stone from Newnham Priory.

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