Programme

Bedford Rambling Club 

Programme of walks and events.

We are currently holding organised club walks.

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. 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.  

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. 

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.

Link to Archive of old completed walks.

If you would like to offer to lead a walk please contact Sue at SueCs2253@gmail.com

September 2021

Sunday 12th September – Meet at 10am This 6 mile walk is around Little Staughton. Starting from Little Staughton church we walk on high ground around the 13th Century motte and bailey castle once owned by one Sir Adam de Creting in 1275 and where the moat still remains. Good views and field walking towards Staughton Moor, then across fields through a wood circling back again on high ground 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. A small bridge to cross and can be muddy and uneven through the woods and down the green lane. Postcode MK44 2BL LEADER: Linda. Mob:07733 343702(This walk is part of the Bedfordshire Walking Festival)

Monday 13th September – Meet at 10am. Starting from Sharnbrook Mill Theatre car park Mill Rd Sharnbrook MK44 1NP. (OS GR TL 010 591.)This 5.5 mile circular walk goes through part of this pretty village before passing the old windmill and heading for the lovely Felmersham nature reserve with its tranquil lakes and wildlife. On to Felmersham river bridge then along the banks of the River Great Ouse. A trip through the PinchMill Islands before heading back to the start across open countryside and meadows. Easy walking with some uneven surfaces and parts can be muddy when wet. Free parking with kind permission of the Mill Theatre. Sorry no toilets or refreshments available. Well behaved dogs on a short lead are welcome. Can be muddy in places when wet. LEADER: Gerry. Mob: 07902 451123 (This walk is part of the Bedfordshire Walking Festival)

Sunday 19th September – Meet at 10am at Bedford Park, West Park Lodge, Park Avenue (at the top of De Pary’s Avenue) This 5 mile walk takes us through Bedford’s Victorian Park to Mallard Hill (quite steep), pass the allotments to open fields into Clapham Woods, doubling back to Mallard Hill (down this time) into the park. Parking is free on Sunday in De Pary’s Avenue and Park Avenue. Bedford Park is a 20 minute walk from the town’s bus station and 25 minutes from the train station. Refreshments from the cafe in the park on the way back (toilet inside). Postcodes: De Pary’s Avenue: MK40 2TP and Park Avenue: MK40 2LB. LEADER: Chris. Mob: 07904 562541 (This walk is part of the Bedfordshire Walking Festival)

Monday 20th September – Meet at 10am outside The Star & Garter pub, High Street, Silsoe. (Parking on the roadside) Walking up from SIlsoe towards Thrift Wood then to Pulloxhill. This walk is approximately 4 miles with a few gates and possibly some long grasses. There is a small section of road to navigate at Pulloxhill, The Star & Garter will be open on our return for refreshments. Postcode: MK45 4DR. LEADER: Pat. Mob: 07894 724856

Sunday 26th September – Meet at 10am at Waresley Garden Centre, Sandy. This is a 6 mile circular walk from Waresley, walking on easy paths to the Gransdens and Gransden woods. Possibility of a coffee at the end of the walk in the Garden Centre. Postcode: SG19 3DB What3Words ///fewer.backswing.fights LEADER: Brenda. Mob: 07934 240325

Monday 27th September – Meet at 10am  Walk details TBC

October 2021

Sunday 3rd October – Meet at 10am Walk details TBC

Monday 4th October Meet at 10am at The Swan Pub, 2, Wavendon Road, Salford. Please park in the far grass overflow car park. Refreshments will be available after the walk. The walk is 5 miles along good tracks and some country roads, beginning at the 12th century church of ‘Saint Mary the Virgin.’ Making our way across meadows towards the picturesque hamlet of Aspley Hall, lots of horses and fine properties here. On towards ‘Saint Nicholas’ Hulcote church also centuries old, eventually into the lower part of Hulcote woods. We turn here continuing down an attractive track then country road (more horses) returning to Aspley Hall, then Waterhall and back into Salford. There are 3 stiles (in good condition) and one slight incline, plenty of easy, firm surface walking. Postcode: MK17 8BD LEADER: Joyce. Mob: 07929 246301

Sunday 10th October – Meet at 10am Walk details TBC

Monday 11th October – Meet at 10am Walk details TBC

12 October 10.00 – 12.00 approx. SHARING THE SECRET. Chicksands Military Intelligence Museum. With optional pub lunch after. Learn the story of British military intelligence from the Napoleonic era onwards. We reveal the tactics, techniques and equipment used by the men and women who have carried out their vitally important tasks across the years, often in secret, with courage and determination, but always without fanfare. We will ‘Share the Secrets’ of the shadowy world of intelligence, security, espionage and other military intelligence disciplines, telling the stories that you will not see or hear in any other museum in the United Kingdom. We need to register all visitors for security purposes so please book early and at least 10 days before the event. Book here

Sunday 17th October – Meet at 10am Walk details TBC

Monday 18th October – Meet at 10am Walk details TBC

Sunday 24th October – Meet at 10am at the Millenium Meadow, Henlow. This is a 6 mile walk into Clifton and then following the Rivel Ivel, passing Stamford lock and onto the water meadows. We can stop for a coffee at Langford Garden Centre before returning to the car park passing some fishing lakes. Postcode SG16 6DJ LEADER – Sue C Mob:07788954819. 

Monday 25th October – Meet at 10am Walk details TBC

Sunday 31st October – Meet at 10am Walk details TBC

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Monday 13th December. Club Xmas dinner. 12.00 for 12.30pm sit down at the Prince of Wales Bromham (next to Budgens). 2 course Meal (starter and main/ main and desert) £18.95 or 3 course is £21.95. Click for Menu Bookings and a £10 per person deposit to Jean 07516286305 by end of September. Or you can pay by bank transfer into the club account as detailed on the membership page.  Just enter “Xmas-” then your name in remarks. You will still need to tell Jean you have paid and let her have have your menu choices.

Link to Walk leaders guide