Bedford Rambling Club
Programme of walks & events.
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Walking for the pleasure and enjoyment of the countryside.
Our walks are normally circular & start at 10.00 am. Monday walks are normally about 2 hours 4-5 miles. Sunday walks are a bit longer at 5-6 miles.
We ask walkers to comply with any Covid precautions being recommended by the Government guidelines at the time. We may also put in place any additional measures we feel appropriate for your safety and the safety of others. This now includes the wearing of face covering for any indoor gatherings.
Names and contact details of all walkers will be taken and recorded until further notice.
Please do not attend any club events if you are feeling unwell, have any Covid symptoms, have tested positive or should be self isolating. Please be sure to let us know if you test Covid positive shortly after attending a walk.
Well behaved dogs, on a short lead are welcome, unless stated otherwise in the walk description.
If you would like to offer to lead a walk please contact Sue at SueCs2253@gmail.com
Sunday 23rd January – Meet at 10am by St. Peter’s Church, De Pary’s Avenue, Bedford for a 5 mile walk into Castle Road area, following alleyways to The Embankment, touching into Russell Park, more alleyways to Kingsley Road, crossing Newnham Avenue walking alongside Newnham Allotments then following a muddy path into a quieter part of Priory Park (muddy), making our way back past Aspects into Tennyson Road, eventually ending up in Castle Road, through the Community Herb Garden and retrace our steps back to De Pary’s. Parking free in De Pary’s Avenue on Sundays. Postcode: MK40 2TW. LEADER: Chris. Mob: 07904 562541.
Monday 24th January – Meet at 10am at the Wilden Village Hall car park, 2 High Street, Wilden where we have permission to park. A short 3.5 mile circular walk on paths around Wilden with pleasant views over the North Bedfordshire countryside. Walking on grass paths adjacent to farmland, mostly arable but a couple of fields where sheep graze so any dogs will need to be kept on a lead. No hills but a couple of stiles to be navigated and a metal bar gate to be climbed. A seasonal amount of mud should be expected. Postcode: MK44 2PB. LEADER: Jonathan. Mob: 07421 817583
The Wednesday Wobblers
Wednesday 26th January – 10:00 am – The Wednesday Wobblers are meeting at Priory Country Park, Bedford for a short stroll then coffee. If any ex-ramblers would like to join us, you are very welcome. Weather permitting.
Sunday 30th January – Meet at 10am. Starting from the free Visitor Centre car park, Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, High St, Little Paxton. About 5 miles through a rich mosaic of wildlife habitats, with beautiful lakes, riverside, meadow, reed beds, scrub and woodland. A mixture of hard surfaces, paths and some potentially muddy tracks. No hills or stiles. Toilets and cafe at the start, end and possibly the middle of the walk. Postcode: PE19 6ET. LEADER: Gerry. Mob: 07902 451123
Monday 31st January – Meet at 10am at the free car park at Belfry Court, Sandy (off the High Street almost opposite the Church) I will be leading the Sir William Peel walk from Sandy, to the RSPB and back along Stratford Road. This is a walk of 4.8 miles, but can be shortened if necessary. It is sandy soil underfoot, little mud unless very heavy rain. One short steep climb, one gradual climb, and two steepish down hill sections, some tarmac paths in town. Suggest bring walking poles if you have them for the inclines. Lovely varied heath land and woods across RSPB site, Look out for George, the peacock, and groups of snowdrops on the verge along Stratford Road. There are a couple of coffee shops in Sandy town centre. Postcode: SG19 1JR What3Words: ///neatly.abundance.mallets. LEADER: Terry. Mob: 07455 028882
Sunday 6th February – Meet at 10am – Park in Ridgmont High Street near to All Saints Church. From the Church the walk goes down to Ridgmont railway station, and then up to Husborne Crawley and Woburn Park. It is possible that we could see a white wallaby, a few elephants and a couple of stone lions before we return to All Saints Church. The walk is about 5.5 miles, and there are no styles. Postcode: MK43 OTX. LEADER: Michael Connor. Mob: 07505 731114
Monday 7th February – Meet at 10am –at the West Car Park, Woburn Road, Ampthill (turn right off the B530 just before the junction with the A507). Ampthill Park to Millbrook church and back, then around Cooper’s Hill. This is a 4-4.5 mile figure of 8 walk through Ampthill Park and the surrounding area. Lovely countryside with spectacular views. Easy walking on mainly well drained land, a few gates but no stiles. There is a cafe and toilets near the end. Postcode: MK45 2GU. LEADER: Gerry. Mob: 07902 451123
Sunday 13th February – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC
Monday 14th February – Meet at 10am Walk details TBC
Sunday 20th February – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC
Monday 21st February – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC
Sunday 27th February – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC
Monday 28th February – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC
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