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Walks in Bedfordshire

Bedforshire is a small county in the middle of England, although often said to be part of the East of England region. Bedford is the county town, and Luton was a town until 1997, when the latter became a unitary authority, although it remains part of the ceremonial county. In the south of the county the land comprises part of the Chiltern Hills, and the highest point of the county occurs at Dunstable Downs in the Chilterns.

The main waterway through the county is the Great Ouse River, and part of the Grand Union Canal skirts through the southwestern part of the county. The hilly ground to the south allows some fine walks, and the flatter land in the north also includes some enjoyable walking areas.



Below is a map showing all the walks that I have completed in Bedfordshire.

Completed walks in Bedfordshire

Willington Dovecote.

The view up the River Ivel towards Blunham Church.

The remains of Sharnbrook Windmill.


List of walks in Bedfordshire

Walk No. Description Distance (miles)
980 Ouse Valley Way: A circular wak between Harrold and Olney15.7
979 Ouse Valley Way: Harrold to Bedford19.4
978 Ouse Valley Way: Bedford to St Neots18.7
786 Icknield Way: Harlington to Baldock21.9
785 Icknield Way: Whipsnade to Harlington14.2
717 A circular walk from Dunstable to Ivinghoe Beacon18.7
688 Tring Station to Linslade Station11.6
626 Bletchley to Bedford19.9
219 Rushden to Bedford15.4
214 Sandy to Bedford12.0
209 Dunstable to Harpenden via Luton12.1
184 A circular walk between Hargrave, Raunds and Rushden18.4
143 Cheddington Station to Bletchley Station13.3
142 Huntingdon Station to Hargrave17.3
129 Dunstable to Tring14.1
127 Hitchin to Luton13.2
122 Biggleswade to Hitchin11.6
120 St Neots to Biggleswade13.0

This was a total of 280.5 miles in 18 walks (an average of 15.58 miles per walk).

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