Stotfold Mill Walk
This is a lovely riverside walk to the picturesque Stotfold Mill in Bedfordshire near Baldock and Letchworth.
The walk starts from the public parking area next to Ford Bridge in the village. From here you head south along the Kingfisher Way and the River Ivel to Ford Bridge and the mill near Radwell. The restored Grade II listed mill includes a 4.4 metre wide corn mill waterwheel which is the widest in the country. On open days you can explore the 3 floors of the watermill and learn all about the history of the milling process. There's also an adjacent 8 acre nature reserve with a wildflower meadow and lots of wildlife to look out for.
You continue south along the river to Norton Mill and the village of Norton Bury. The route then heads back towards Radwell on footpaths on the western side of the river. You then retrace your steps back to Stotfold village.
PostcodeSG5 4NU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Stotfold Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Stotfold OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Stotfold Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In the village head to The Chequers for some post walk refreshment. They have a good traditional menu and a lovely large garden area for warmer weather. You can find them at 33 Queen Street with a postcode of SG5 4NX for your sat navs. They are also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you continue south along the Kingfisher Way you can visit the market town of Baldock. Here you'll find some excellent architecture, including Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian buildings.
Just to the north east there's the picturesque village of Ashwell to explore. There's a Tudor museum, a 14th century church and the interesting Ashwell Springs to see. This biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, is notable as a source of the River Cam.
To the west is the small town of Arlesey where you can explore the Arlesey Old Moat Nature Reserve on the River Hiz. Near here there's Henlow where there's a noteworthy 12th century church and the Champneys Health farm which is used by the rich and famous.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Chilterns Walks and Bedfordshire Walks pages.