GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bedford to Sandy

7 miles (12 km)

This lovely route follows National Cycle routes 12 and 51 and the Bedford to Sandy Country Way - an off road path perfect for walking or cycling. The ride is very flat with views of the Rivers Great Ouse and Ivel plus a spell through Priory Country Park the main highlights.
Also on the route is the National Trust owned Willington Dovecote & Stables - a Tudor stone-built stable, built for Henry VIII's 1541 visit.

Bedford to Sandy OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bedford to Sandy Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In Sandy you can visit the lovely Lodge Nature Reserve on the Sandy Walk. The reserve is notable as the headquarters of the RSPB and includes an excellent visitor centre with formal gardens and lots of wildlife.
On the route you'll pass the pretty village of Great Barford. There's nice river trails along the Ouse, an ancient arched bridge and a notable church with a 15th century tower.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Bedfordshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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