Programme Archive 2020

Bedford Rambling Club 

Record of past walks and events in 2020

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January 2020

Sunday 5th January 10.00. Marston Moretaine. Please park considerately at Bell Public House. 2 Bedford Rd, Marston Moretaine, Bedford MK43 0ND. A gentle start for the New Year with an easy walk of about 5 miles around Stewartby lakes and the Marston Vale Country Park.  The pub will be open afterwards if anyone wants a coffee or something to eat. Leader Gerry 07902451123.

Monday 6th January 10.00. Priory Country Park, Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9RX. Meet by cafe to walk along the river and back for a New Year drink.

Sunday 12th January 10.00. A circular ramble from Harrold Odell Country Park passing Chellington Church and walking by Freer’s Wood, Monk’s Wood and Green Spinney into Odell with good views over the Ouse valley. Distance about 5 miles Leave from the bottom of De Pary’s Avenue, St. Peter’s Church at 9.30am or from the car park at the Country Park at 10am MK43 7DS. LEADER: John 01234 824959 Mob: 07944379668

Monday 13th January 10.00.  Great Denham, meet at the Golf Club, Carnoustie Drive MK40 4FF. Walk from club along river to Bromham bridge, back through fields to Biddenham Church and pond, through village back to golf club mostly good paths this time of year. approximately 4 miles. Leader Joyce 01234 216564 / 07929246301

Sunday 19th January 10.00. Meeting at The Emmaus Village, School Lane, Carlton. A 6 mile walk along to Chellington Church then over to Harrold and Odell Country Park returning to Emmaus via the Allotment Gardens. MK43 7LQ LEADER: Sarah 01234 363112 Mob: 07484 182820

Monday 20th January 10.00. The Cross Keys, 2 Tithe Road, Wood End Lane, Kempston MK43 9BE. Up to the woods, primroses?

Sunday 26th January. 10.00 Wrest Park. A 5 mile walk  around Silsoe and Wrest Park.  Park near St Jame’s Church 15 High Street, Silsoe MK45 4DR.  LEADER: Michael 07505731114

Monday 27th January 10.00. Half Moon, 108 High Street, Kempston, MK42 7BN. To Potters Cross.

February 2020

Sunday 2nd February 10.00. A circular ramble from Harrold Odell Country Park walking through the village of Harrold and heading north-west through Park Wood to Three Shires Way. After a few miles on Three Shires Way returning to Harrold. Distance about 7 miles. Leave from the bottom of De Pary’s Avenue, St. Peter’s Church at 9.30am or from the car park at the Country Park at 10am MK43 7DS. LEADER: John 01234 824959 Mob: 07944379668

Monday 3rd February 10.00. Shefford, meet in the free car park, Old Railway Way, SG17 5ED. Walk along the river from car park, through Hardwick Farm, exploring Campton Woods, lots of wood carvings and hopefully snowdrops to look out for. Skirting Chicksands base then along through Rowney Woods back to car par. Drinks in he nearby pub The White Hart. Approximately 5 miles. Leader Joyce 01234 216564 / 07929246301

Sunday 9th February 10.00.Walk Cancelled due to storm warning. With storm Ciara due to hit this area Sunday it has been decided it would be unwise to go ahead with this walk. A 5 mile walk from Go Outdoors on Norse Road through the Howbury Hall Estate, out to Renhold and Wilden and back. Meet at Go Outdoors Car Park 10am. MK41 0QN. Note one stretch has 4 stiles quite close together. Leader Sue C 07788954819

Monday 10th February 10.00. Walk Cancelled due to storm Ciara.  The Royal George, Silver Street, Stevington MK43 7QP. (Car park entrance is off Court Lane). Coffee and down to the church.

Tuesday 11th February. Lunch and a chat at the Priory Marina Beefeater, Barkers Lane, Bedford. Does this appeal to you? Meet at 12.30. All walkers and non walkers welcome. Please let Liz know if you wish to come so she can book or 01525 713284  (leave a message if no answer)

Sunday 16th February 10.00.  Hail Weston to Grafham Water. Meeting just before Hale Weston ford, PE19 5JR. Walking over fields and beside woods to Grafham Water where we may see some wildlife as well as the reservoir. 7 miles approximately. (May be shortened to 5/6 miles & avoiding trees if weather is bad). First part may be muddy, walking back on roads/concrete tracks.  Leader Linda 07733343702

Monday 17th February 10.00. The Bell Hotel, 21 Bedford Street, Woburn MK17 9QB. Snowdrop walk?

Sunday 23rd February 10.00. Odell – A 6 mile walk from The Bell Pub, 81, High St. Odell for a varied walk to Harrold and then through Odell Great Wood before returning to Odell. MK43 7AS LEADER: Sarah 01234 363112 Mob: 07484 182820

Monday 24th February 10.00. The Anchor, High Street, Great Barford, MK44 3LF. Kingfisher Way and coffee.

MARCH 2020

Sunday 1st March—Radwell.  Meeting at 10am for a pleasant circular walk of approximately 5 miles in a variety of landscape settings including Pavenham Golf Course and the River Ouse. Follow the road past Milton Ernest Garden Centre , just before you get to Radwell there is a small grassed area on the right where it is ok to park.  The Green, Radwell Road, Milton Ernest  MK44 7HT LEADER Sarah 01234 363112 Mob:07484182820

Monday 2nd March 10.00. The Cock, 23 High Street, Broom SG18 9NA. Coffee at Jordons.

Sunday 8th March.10.00 Woburn. 5 – 5.5 mile circular walk starting at St Marys Church in Woburn round beautiful countryside with splendid views, followed by a coffee in the lovely high Street. There will a few hills to climb but it is fairly well drained so there should not be too much mud. Parking in free car park opposite St Mays Church, Park Street Woburn MK17 9PG.
LEADER – Maureen 07562 338830

Monday 9th March 10.00. The Cross Keys, 159 High Street, Cranfield. MK43 0JB DUE TO MUD PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF WALK.  Start from the Cross  Keys and walk along John Bunyan Trail towards Holcott woods, may see some primroses.  Follow a path with fine views back towards the Thrift and stay on gravel tracks to make our usual way back to the pub. This walk is between 4.5 – 5 miles.  Leader Joyce 01234 216564 / 07929246301

Sunday 15th March. 10.00am Waresley. A 5 mile walk in the area. Meet Waresley Garden Centre, Sandy (SG19 3DB). LEADER– Brenda L 01767 640623 / 07934 240325

Monday 16th March 10.00. Ye Old Swan, Newport Road, Woughton-on-the-Green, Milton Keynes, MK6 3BS. Walk in Milton Keynes area.

18th March. Club activities suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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