Programme Archive 2022

Bedford Rambling Club

Record of past walks and events in 2022

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Sunday 2nd January – Meet at 10am  at Marston Vale Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine. This is a 5 mile walk around Stewartby lake and the parklands.  Mainly good paths but there may be a bit of mud.  Parking in the car park costs £2 for 3 hours, you can pay by cash or card.  This should give us enough time for a walk and a coffee at the end for those who want to stay.  Postcode: MK43 0PS.  LEADER: Sue C. Mob: 07788  954819

Monday 3rd  January – Meet at 10am  – Park at the far end of car park at the Flying Horse Pub, Clophill where refreshments are available. Short Walk of 3.5 miles across undulating fields and meadows. Some country lane walking, though very few cars pass. No stiles, one steep hill and a few steep steps. As it’s a short walk there can be plenty of rest stops if needed. A pretty walk with fine views and a notorious church ruin.   Postcode: MK45 4AD.  LEADER: Joyce.  Mob: 07929 246301

Sunday 9th January – Meet at 10am  at Swineshead Church. A  5 mile walk walk mainly along green lanes and through woods- we will walk down Sandye lane and then the green lane to Swineshead wood, around Swineshead wood, along the green lane to Spanoak wood, around Spanoak wood, back along the green lane to Swineshead wood and take a different path  to a public footpath across fields returning to the other end of Swineshead village, then back through the village to the church.  4 gates, no stiles, Green lane and woods may be muddy in places.  Little bit of an incline but nothing very steep. No amenities, though Riseley nearby has a village shop and a pub. Postcode:  MK44 2AE.  LEADERS: Carmel & Tim.  Mob: 07856 300580

Monday 10th  January – Meet at 10am – at The Royal George (closed) Stagsden High Street.Plenty of on road parking. Little through traffic. A pleasant 4.8 mile walk, affording elevated views across open country side. Some sections walking along side woods. Slightly muddy in places as always weather dependent.  There are 1 x gate, 3 x sets of steps, 0 stiles, 1 x short slope, 1 x 2/3 of a mile section walking on a little used country back road, 1 x 0.4 mile long slope rising 25 metres, 1 x section of the Bedfordshire Golf course to cross, 1 x busy road to cross (A428) good visibility each way.  Postcode: MK43 8SG.  LEADER: Nigel. Mob: 07907 896900

Sunday 16th January – Meet at 10am – This 6 mile walk is around Little Staughton. Starting from Little Staughton church we walk on high ground  with good views and field walking towards Staughton Moor, then across fields through a wood circling back  with good views to an ancient green lane then back across fields to the village. Little Staughton church is in sight for most of the walk. It is going to be muddy due to the amount of rain we have had.  A small bridge to cross  and uneven through the woods and down the green lane. Postcode MK44 2BL.  LEADER: Linda. Mob:07733 343702

Monday 17th January – Meet at 10am – Starting from The Wheatsheaf 42, Church Street, Tempsford Church End (plenty of safe parking outside on the road) a gentle 4 mile stroll along the River Ivel down to Blunham stopping off for refreshments and a comfort break at the village hall. Returning on the opposite side of the river. Several gates but no stiles. Unfortunately, The Wheatsheaf is closed on Mondays. Postcode: SG19 2AN. LEADER: Pat.  Mob: 07894 724856

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