Programme Archive 2018


Sunday 20 May – Old Warden. Join in one of the Clubs 80th year celebrations with a walk in the Old Warden/Ickwell area. The Clubs very first ramble in May 1938 was in this part of Bedfordshire. The walk will be approximately 4-5 miles. Meet St. Peters Church, DeParys Avenue at 9.30am or behind Old Warden Village Hall at 10.00am – LEADER John.

Monday 21st May 10.00 – The Greyhound, Haynes. To the woods

25-29 May – Tall Ships Regatta, Liverpool

Sunday 27 May – Note Walk Changed Now- Kimbolton. a 5-6 mile walk in the direction of Grafham Water, part of Three Shires Way. Park in High Street Kimbolton and meet by telephone box near the post office at 10.00am. LEADER – Sue G

Monday 28th May 10.00 – Priory Country Park (Spring Bank Holiday) To the airfield!! (Gerry)

Saturday 2nd June – Map Awareness Course (Beds Area Ramblers)Working Woodland Centre, Maulden Wood, Haynes West

Sunday 3 June – Carlton from Emmaus approximately 5-6 miles. Meet Emmaus in the over flow car park at 10.00am. LEADER – Sarah

Monday 4th June 10.00 – The Prince of Wales, Bromham. To the Golf Club

Sunday 10 June – Shefford, a 5.5 mile walk. Meet in the car park behind the High Street, Shefford at 10.00am. LEADER – Liz

Monday 11th June 10.00 – Cross Keys, Wood End. Maybe bluebells still in flower?

Sunday 17 June– Two Moors Flitwick, a 5 mile walk along the River Flit taking in Flitton and Flitwick Moor. Park in Moor Lane or Maulden Road near junction with Kings Road and Greenfield Road, Flitwick at 10.00am. LEADER – Gerry

Monday 18th June 10.00 – Flying Horse, Clophill. Walk to Silsoe (Joyce)

Sunday 24 June – Kempston Mill, a 5 mile walk. Meet in the Mill car park at 10.00am. LEADER – Bev

Monday 25th June 10.00 – Shefford, Free Car Park. Along the river and back to pub

Sunday 1st July – Poddington 5.5 mile walk around this picturesque village with 18th century buildings. Park in Poddington Garden Centre (NN29 7HS) at 10.00am. LEADER – Pat

Monday 2nd July 10.00 – Star and Garter, Silsoe. To Pulloxhill (Joyce)

Sunday 8th July – RSPB Sandy, this is a lovely walk for all seasons around the bird sanctuary. Park in Market Place car park, off High Street (opposite church) at 10.00am. LEADER – Clare

Monday 9th July 10.00 – The Chequers, Ampthill. A walk in the park

Sunday 15th July – Note Walk Changed Now- Channels End Colmworth, a circular walk of 6 miles around North Bedfordshire. Meet Colmworth Golf Club at 10.00am – LEADERS Maureen and Sheena.

Monday 16th July 10.00 – Deadmans Hill Layby. Walk in the woods.

Sunday 22 July – Bromham and Stagsden, a 6 mile circular walk through these villages. Park in Bromham Mill at 10.00am.
LEADER – Chris G

Monday 23rd July 10.00 – Potton The Coach House, Market Square, Potton. To Sutton (Joyce)

Sunday 29 July – Willington a 5 mile walk along the river. Meet at Go Outdoors at 10.00am. LEADER – David

Monday 30th July 10.00 – The Bell Hotel, Woburn. A Tony special

Sunday 5 August – Henlow and surrounding area a 6 mile walk. Meet in Henlow by St Peters Church (SG16 6AN) at 10.00am parking in nearby roads. LEADER – Judith

Monday 6th August 10.00 – The Three Fyshes, Turvey. Around the Abbey

Sunday 12 August – Waresley, a 5 mile walk in the area. Meet Waresley Garden Centre, Sandy (SG19 3DB) at 10.00am. LEADER– Brenda L

Monday 13th August The Chequers, Hall End. Wootton. MK43 9HP

Sunday 19 August – Bedford Park 5-6 miles to include a circular walk around Clapham. Meet St. Peter’s Church, DePary’s Avenue. Leader Gill 01234 210034

Monday 20th August 10.00 – Fox and Hounds, Riseley. MK44 1DT

Sunday 26 August 10.00 – Millbrook. a 6 mile circular walk including Center Parc. Meet at the Proving Ground, Millbrook at 10.00am. LEADER – Liz 01525 713284 / 07923

Monday 27th August 10.00 – Royal George, HighStreet, Stagsden, MK43 8SG (Bank Holiday) Walk along the tops (Roy)

Sunday 2 Sept – Addison Park to Kempston Mill, a 5 mile walk. Park in top car park in Addison Park, Bedford Road, Kempston MK42 8PN. Leader Scott, 01234 328385/07526 160518.  

Monday 3 Sept North Crawley. Park in the Recreation Ground, (opposite The Chequers) High Street, North Crawley. MK16 9LH. 

Sunday 9 Sept – Kimbolton 5-6 miles. Meet in Castle Gardens (off Kimbolton-Chelveston Road) Kimbolton PE28 0JE. Leader Peter 01933 276810 / 077996 97661

Monday 10 Sept The Chequers, Hall End Road, Wootton, MK43 9HP 

Sunday 16 Sept – RSPB bird sanctuary Sandy, 4-5 miles. Park in Market Place car park, High Street (opposite the church),  Sandy SG19 1AG. LEADER Clare 01767 640965 / 07704 300426.  

Monday 17 Sept Ye Three Fyshes, Bridge Street, Turvey, MK43 8ER 

Sunday 23 Sept.- Woodlands Playing Fields car park, Ashmead Road, (off Tyne Crescent) Bedford. MK41 7GA. Towards Twinwoods & back through Clapham woods 4-5 miles. Leader Gerry 07902 451123. 

Monday 24 Sept Cockayne Hatley (near Potton). Meet outside St. John the Baptist Church SG19 2EA. Leader Tony 01234 325658 

Sunday 30 Sept – Bow Brickhill through Aspley Heath, approximately 7 miles. Meet Woburn Golf Club MK17 9LJ. Leader Liz 01525 713284 / 079234 10435.

Monday 1 Oct Rugby Football Club, East Street, Olney, MK46 4DW Olney to Clifton Reynes 

Sunday 7 Oct – Lidlington – Woodland walk with views over Brogborough Lake and the old Brick Works. Approx. 4 miles. Park near The Royal Oak, Church Street,  Leader – Sue 01234822760 / 07780 531517.

Monday 8 Oct Fordham Arms, Templars Way, Sharnbrook MK44 1PX 

Sunday 14 Oct – Woburn, a 5 mile walk starting from the free car park opposite Woburn Church, Park Street, Woburn MK17 9PG. Leader – Chris G 01234 213501 / 07790 534546. 

Monday 15 Oct Harrold Country Park, Carlton Road, Harrold, MK43 7DS 

Sunday 21 Oct – Wolverton. A circular walk round the canal. About 5 miles. Park in the road outside the Barley Mow pub 7 The Stocks, Cosgrove, MK19 7JD Leader June 01234 714859 / 07962939851

Monday 22 Oct – Ampthill Park. Large Car Park,  Ampthill Park, off B530 Woburn Road, MK45 2GU.

Sunday 28 Oct – Stagesden – 5-6 miles. Meet St. Leonard’s Church, Stagsden, MK43 8SQ. Leader John 01234 824959 / 07944 379668.

Monday 29 Oct. Ye Old Swan, Newport Road, Woughton-on-the-Green, Milton Keynes, MK6 3BS Walk along the canal. 

Saturday 3 November Main 80th celebration event 3pm – 6pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall. Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK40 2PF (see website for details)

Sunday 4 Nov – Carlton & Harold. 5-6 miles. Park in the over flow car park at Emmaus, School Lane, Carlton MK43 7LQ. LEADER – Sarah 01234 363112 / 07484 182820

Monday 5 Nov. Shefford Free Car Park Old Station Road. Shefford. SG17 5ED. Through woods to Rowney Warren. 

Sunday 11 Nov – TBA please see website

Monday 12 Nov. Thornton Arms, Potton Road, Everton SG19 2LD 

Sunday 18 Nov – Wootton, about 5 miles. Park Wootton Village Hall, 10 Church Road, Wootton MK43 9EU. Leader – Gerry 07902 451123

Monday 19 Nov. The George, 6 George Street, Maulden, MK45 2DF 

Sunday 25 Nov- Local walk of 4-5 miles in the Bedford area. Meet by St.Peter’s Church, De Pary’s Avenue, Bedford. LEADER – David 01234 218989 / 07729 882852. 

Monday 26 Nov. The Royal George, Silver Street, Stevington, MK43 7QP 

Sunday 2 Dec – PLOUGHMANS LUNCH – Blunham, a short walk prior to the members Ploughman’s lunch at Brenda’s house. Park by the grass triangle on the High Street. Bring a bowl, plate and spoon. Leader Brenda 01767 640623 / 07934 240325.

Monday 3 Dec. The Anchor, 10 The Square, Aspley Guise, MK17 8DF 

Sunday 9 Dec – Ravensden, a 6 mile walk. Meet at Mowsbury Park, Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK41 8AH car park. Leader – Linda T 01480 350345 / 07733 343702

Monday 10 Dec. Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine, Parking arrangements and start point TBA. General Amble. 

Sunday 16 Dec – Paxton Pits Visitor Centre, High Street, Little Paxton, St. Neots. PE19 6ET. 4/5 mile walk around this wildlife habitat of lakes and meadows. LEADER – Judith 01767 640782 / 07397 007101

Monday 17 Dec.  Xmas Dinner – Venue to be announced 

Sunday 23 Dec – TBA Please see website

Monday 24 Dec. “HAPPY CHRISTMAS” No walk today

Sunday 30 Dec – Honeydon. 7 miles north east of Bedford. Travel out on B660 exiting at Bushmead sign,  then right to Honeydon and following road to Chestnut Farm. MK44 2LP. Park on roadside or at farm. Distance 5 miles. Leader Pat 07787893047.

Monday 31 Dec. Priory Country Park, Barkers Lane Bedford MK41 9DJ Gentle walk along the river.

Sunday 30 December 10.00 am. –  Ravensdon, Renhold & Mowsbury. Please note start point has changed. A new festive walk starting from Wentworth Drive Bedford between the  Church Lane and Dover Crescent junctions. Park in the small side road (first left off Dover Crescent) which runs along side and parallel to Wentworth drive (signed Wentworth Drive – leading to Dunster Gardens) Nearest postcode MK41 8QF. We hope to be stopping for home made mince pies with tea and coffee after. Leader Maureen 07562 338830.