Programme

Bedford Rambling Club 

Programme of walks and events.

Walking for the pleasure and enjoyment of the countryside.

Our walks are normally circular & start at 10.00 am. Monday walk leader is Bev 01234 768974 unless stated otherwise. Monday walks are normally about 2 hours 4-5 miles. Sunday walks are a bit longer at 5-6 miles. 

Please contact the walk leader or our Programme Secretary Sue for further details (077889 54819 SueCs2253@gmail.com) 

We are always looking for new members & non members are welcome to join us.

Well behaved dogs, on a short lead are welcome, unless stated otherwise in the walk description. 

Please revisit this page regularly to check for updates or revisions.

Key:- Sunday walks  Monday walks Other BRC events  External events 

Link to Past Walks in 2019   Link to older walks Programmes.

 

DECEMBER 2019

Sunday 1 December 10.00 – Swineshead. Meet at Swineshead Church, Sandye Lane/High Street, MK44 2AE at 10am. Walking to Upper Dean and back via a green lane and fields with elevated views. Leader Linda 07733343702.

Monday 2nd December 10.00. The Cross Keys, 159 High Street, Cranfield MK43 0JB, to the thrift.

Sunday 8 December 10.00. PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH – Blunham, a short walk prior to the lunch at Brenda ‘s, 117 High Street, Blunham MK44 3NW. Bring a bowl, plate and spoon plus £3.00 contribution to food. LEADER – Brenda 01767 640623/07934 240325.

Monday 9th December 10.00. The Chequers, Ampthill Road, Houghton Conquest MK45 3JP, to the park.

Sunday 15th December 10.00. Danish Camp Willington. A 5 mile walk starting from Go Outdoors on Norse Road walking past Castle Mill Lock, following the river to the Danish Camp where we can stop for coffee and then back through the woods MK41 0QN LEADER Sue C. 07788 945819

Monday 16th December CHRISTMAS DINNER – The Bluebell 115 Putnoe Lane
Bedford MK41 9AH

Sunday 22 December 10.00. A pre Christmas amble about 3 miles.  Meet 10.00am at Priory Park Cafe, Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9RX walking along the south side of the Embankment stopping for an early break at Fay’s Cafe above the Star Rowing Club.  Back along the north side through Museum Gardens and Russell Park.  We could extend the walk on return to Priory Park.  LEADER Chris 07904 562541.

Monday 23rd December 10.00. Priory Country Park, Barkers Lane, Bedford MK41 9RX, walk around the park.

Sunday 29 December 10.00. – Ravensden, Renhold and Mowsbury. A festive walk from Wentworth Drive, Bedford. Park between the Church Lane and Dover Crescent junctions 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 at 10.00am. You are all invited back for homemade mince pies, sausage rolls and beverages after (just up the road). LEADER – Maureen 07562 338830

Monday 30th December. No walk. “HAPPY NEW YEAR” see you all next week.

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. Sorry we don’t currently have a walk today. Please contact Sue (077889 54819 SueCs2253@gmail.com) if you can lead one.

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. – 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 LEADER: Sue C 07788954819

Monday 10th February 10.00. 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 12.00. All walkers and non walkers welcome. Please let Liz know if you wish to come so she can book e.patterson759@btinternet.com 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, walking over fields and beside woods to Grafham Water where we may see some wildlife as well as the reservoir. 5.5 miles approximately. PE19 5JR. 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. Sorry we don’t currently have a walk today. Please contact Sue (077889 54819 SueCs2253@gmail.com) if you can lead one.

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

Sunday 8th March. Sorry we don’t currently have a walk today. Please contact Sue (077889 54819 SueCs2253@gmail.com) if you can lead one.

Monday 9th March 10.00. The Cross Keys, 159 High Street, Cranfield MK43 0JB. Pretty walk across the Thrift for good views, through woods looking for primroses, and hopefully wood anemones. Approximately 4 miles. Leader Joyce 01234 216564 / 07929246301

Sunday 15th March. TBA LEADER Brenda

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

Sunday 22nd March. TBA LEADER Judith

Monday 23rd March 10.00. The Anchor, 10 The Square, Aspley Guise, MK17 8DF. Through the woods.

Sunday 29th March. 10.00 St. Neots and Eaton Socon. A 4-5 mile walk mostly on good surface paths to avoid mud! Park in St. Neots Riverside Car Park. PE19 7SD. LEADER: – Sue F. 07889 223708

Monday 30th March 10.00. The Bell, 2 Bedford Road, Marston Moretaine, MK43 0ND. Around the lake.

30th MARCH TO 2nd APRIL 2020. CLUB HOLIDAY TO RYE, EAST SUSSEX

A Club walking holiday is being organised to Rye in Sussex. For further information and booking details see Social events  or view printable PDF file.

APRIL 2020

Sunday 5th April. Sorry we don’t currently have a walk today. Please contact Sue (077889 54819 SueCs2253@gmail.com) if you can lead one.

Monday 6th April 10.00. The Crown, Station Road, Flitwick MK45 1LA. To Flitwick Moor.

Sunday 12th April. Sorry we don’t currently have a walk today. Please contact Sue (077889 54819 SueCs2253@gmail.com) if you can lead one.

Monday 13th April 10.00. EASTER MONDAY Rose & Crown, 89 High Street, Ridgemont, MK43 0TY. Maybe a new walk.

Sunday 19th April 10.00 – Langford meadows and Stamford Lock, a pretty 6 mile walk following the River Ivel past lakes and onto Henlow Common and Langford Meadows, a local nature reserve. This may be muddy due to the time of the year. Meet at 10am two roads up from St Mary’s Church, Henlow if coming from the High Street. It is called Gardeners Lane and has a car park at the end. SG16 6DJ. LEADER: Sue C 07788954819

Monday 20th  April 10.00. The Flying Horse, 2 The Green, Clophill MK45 4AD. Walking towards old St. Mary’s Church, up through The Slade across rolling meadows with lovely views. There are two easy inclines with more rewarding views, plenty of time allowed for rests on this walk of 3.5 miles. Leader Joyce 01234 216564 / 07929246301

Sunday 26th April. Sorry we don’t currently have a walk today. Please contact Sue (077889 54819 SueCs2253@gmail.com) if you can lead one.

Monday 27th  April 10.00. The Chequers, Ampthill Road, Houghton Conquest MK45 3JP. May be bluebells in Kings Wood.