John Bunyan Trail
Follow in the footsteps of John Bunyan, the Puritan Evangelist and author of the book 'Pilgrim's Progress'. The walk visits many historic villages associated with Bunyan. It starts at Streatley and visits Sharpenhoe, Harlington, Westoning, Steppingley, Flitwick, Ampthill, Millbrook, Ridgmont, Cranfield, Bromham, Stevington, Pavenham, Oakley, Clapham, Bedford, Elstow, Shefford, Meppershall, Shillington, Hexton and Barton le Clay before returning to Streatley. There's some beautiful Bedfordshire countryside to enjoy including Sharpenhoe Clappers, the Barton Hills, the Pegsdon Hills and views of the Chiltern Hills for much of the walk.
The walk is waymarked with a white disc featuring a silhouette of John Bunyan.
John Bunyan Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
John Bunyan Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
John Bunyan Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
John Bunyan Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
John Bunyan Trail Pubs/Cafes
One nice place to stop off at on the trail is the delightful village of Barton le Clay near Sharpenhoe. Here you'll find the 19th century Royal Oak which has good facilites with a car park and a lovely garden area to relax in on warmer days. There's also a good menu and fine selection of real ales. Highly recommended are their delicious pizzas! You can find the pub on the Bedford Road with postcode of MK45 4JX for your sat navs.