Bedford Rambling Club
Programme of walks and events.
We are currently holding organised group club walks.
Covid-secure Club Group walks are classified by the UK government as ‘organised physical activities’ and can take place in groups larger than six. However we may still split walks up into smaller “pockets” for added safety. We are asking walkers to take normal Covid precautions and exercise social distancing, especially at the beginning and end of a walk or during any stops. Please be aware of the Government guidelines.
Please do not attend any club events if you are feeling unwell, have tested COVID positive, have any symptoms or should be self isolating.
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.
If you would like to offer to lead a walk please contact Sue at SueCs2253@gmail.com
Sunday 2nd May -Meet at 10am Green Energy Walk. Meet at Lincroft School, Oakley. The school have given permission to park in their car park so please use that instead of trying to park on the road. This is a 5 mile walk which is relatively mud and stile free which passes 3 sites of green energy generation. Postcode: MK43 7RE LEADER: Sue G. Mob: 07880 531517
Monday 3rd May – Meet at 10am Starting from Old Warden Village Hall car park, Bedford Road, Old Warden. This is a 4.72 mile walk with some small gradients but not a difficult walk. The car park may be busy at the weekend so please park sensibly and neatly to allow as many as possible to use their car park, please try to arrive a little early to park. Postcode: SG18 9HB LEADER: Jim. Mob: 07961 862355
Sunday 9th May – Meet at 10am This is approximately a 6 mile walk meeting at Sundon Hills Country Park. Walking to the Clappers and via Streatley enjoying wonderful views of Bedfordshire. There is one small hill at the start of the walk but no other hills. Postcode: LU3 3PE LEADER: Sue W Mob: 07546 588087
Monday 10th May – Meet at 10am at Harrold Odell Country Park. Parking at the car park but not keeping in the park to walk but doing a small detour of the village then heading across meadows towards Odell woods (full of bluebells) and back along the riverside of the country park. This is a 5 mile walk and has 2 stiles towards the end. Postcode: MK43 7DS LEADER: Joyce. Mob: 07929 246301
Sunday 16th May – Meet at 10am. A walk in two parts from St. Denys Church, Church Lane, Colmworth. We walk through the churchyard into the Country Park following paths through open countryside with views over the Great Ouse Valley. After 3.25 miles back to the country park for a stop. The second part of the walk is 2.25 miles, crossing the road onto a path through a spinney where the path climbs over the remains of a medieval dam, coming back via the Village Hall where an information board can be seen. The path can be uneven and a small mound to climb, boots recommended, no stiles. Park carefully near the church (there is hard standing) Postcode: MK44 2JU LEADER: Chris. Mob: 07904 562541
Monday 17th May – Meet at 10am Walk details TBC
Sunday 23rd May – Meet at 10am 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. Postcode: MK43 7LQ JOINT LEADERS: Sarah Mob: 07484 182820 & Sue C. Mob: 07788 954819
Monday 24th May – Meet at 10am outside the Rushmere Park Visitor Centre. This is around a 5 mile walk through Rushmere and Stockgrove Country Parks following the Greensand Ridge Walk with coffee for those who want to stay after the walk at the Tree Tops Cafe. Slightly further out than usual but it should be an interesting walk which includes 9 gates and 5 stiles. Park in the Rushmere car park (charge applies). Postcode: LU7 0EB (map reference 912284) LEADER: Simon. Mob: 07713 989665
Sunday 30th May – Meet at 10am Leader: Sue W. From Castle Ashby Walk details TBC
Monday 31st May – Meet at 10am. Starting from The Three Fyshes car park, Turvey this is a 4 mile walk through the Abbey Park then over farmland towards Devil’s Spinney. Just gates and some tree roots to navigate. The Three Fyshes are happy for us to use their car park and their garden to purchase drinks afterwards subject to the latest Covid restrictions. Toilets are also available. Postcode: MK43 8ER LEADER: Pat. Mob: 07894 724856
Sunday 6th June – Meet at 10am – A 6 mile walk starting from Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, St. Neots towards Stirtloe, field walking to the Ouse Valley Way and then back through fields and woods. Some tarmac paths and one bridge, some areas can be slippery in wet weather. POSTCODE: PE19 5TA LEADER: Linda. Landline: 01480 350345. Mob: 07733 343702
Monday 7th June – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC
Sunday 13th June – Meet at 10am – A 5.5 mile walk from Rowney Warren car park, through Chicksands wood and past the MOD. A couple of hills, one right at the end. Possible coffee at the end if the mobile unit is still around. The car park is on the left hand side after you have turned into the entrance for Chicksands from the A600. Postcode: SG17 5QB LEADER: Sue C. Mob: 07788 954819
Monday 14th June – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC
Sunday 20th June – Meet at 10am – A walk around Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. More details to follow. Postcode: PE19 6ET LEADER: Kevin. Mob: 07864 373624
Monday 21st June – Meet at 10am – LEADER: Jim Walk details TBC
Sunday 27th June – Meet at 10am A 4/5.5 mile walk (TBC) around Blunham. Park at the triangle at the bottom of the High Street. Postcode: MK44 3NL LEADER: Brenda. Mob: 07934 240325
Monday 28th June – Meet at 10am. Starting from Deepdale (what3words: //batches.pile.publisher) which is on the left hand side of the B1042 between the RSPB and Potton (Turn left at the railway signal!) Park safely on the left hand side of Deepdale immediately after turning off the B1042. The 4.5 mile walk will take us up Deepdale before turning left down the Long Riding towards the RSPB. We will then follow the RSPB Skylark trail across Sandy Heath following a permissive path around the disused sand pit before completing a circuit around Sandy Heath Transmitter. No stiles, one set of steps and several short rolling up and down sections. Some road walking but should be quiet on weekdays. Nearest coffee shop is at the RSPB but may not be open for takeaway. Postcode: SG19 2NH. LEADER: Terry. Mob: 07455 028882