GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bedford Park Walks

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy an easy stroll around this pretty park near the centre of Bedford. The park contains some nice mature woodland and a pretty lake with a fountain and ducks and swans. There is also a very good cafe.
The John Bunyan Trail runs through the park so you could pick this up to extend your walk.
Priory Country Park is located just to the east of the town centre. There's nice cycling and walking trails around the pretty lakes to enjoy here.


MK40 2JZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bedford Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bedford Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bedford

  • John Bunyan Trail - Follow in the footsteps of John Bunyan, the Puritan Evangelist and author of the book 'Pilgrim's Progress'
  • Stevington - This route uses sections of the John Bunyan Trail and the Ouse Valley Way to create a circular walk around the Bedfordshire village of Stevington.
  • Ouse Valley Way - Follow the River Great Ouse from the source at Brackley, Northamptonshire, to the mouth at The Wash at King's Lynn
  • Harrold Odell Country Park - This park has two pretty lakes set in 144 acres of country park
  • Priory Country Park - Explore 360 acres of lakes, meadows and woodland, in this park situated on the river Great Ouse in Bedford
  • Bedford to Sandy - 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
  • Bromham - This walk explores Bromham Park and the Bromham Mill Nature Reserve on the eastern side of this pretty Bedfordshire based village
  • Sharnbrook - This pretty Bedfordshire village has some pleasant riverside trails, a Norman church and a local nature reserve to explore

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north west of the town you can pick up the circular Stevington Country Walk. This uses sections of the John Bunyan Trail and the Ouse Valley Way to visit the restored Stevington Windmill and the villages of Oakley and Pavenham.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Bedfordshire Walks page.


Bedford Park Lake - - 1395945

Bedford Park Lake 1

Bedford Park Lake - - 760543

Bedford Park Lake 2


The avenue leading from the Bandstand in Bedford Park.

Pavilion in Bedford Park - - 1074644

The Pavilion

North lodge, Bedford Park - - 1395959

North lodge. The lodge by the North entrance from Park Avenue.

Bandstand in Bedford Park - - 1074639

Bandstand in the park. A pleasant Victorian Town Park.

The Bedford snakes - - 552611

The Bedford snakes. A mosaic depicting a map of Bedford and a stylised history of the town, with references to King Offa, a siege, vikings, its mint, the mill and its main streets and churches. The best distant view is from the Castle Mound, but unfortunately the image is upsidedown from that viewpoint - so the one shown is inverted.

Castle Hill, Bedford - - 646086

Castle Hill, Bedford


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Bedford Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)