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.

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.

OCTOBER 2019

Sunday 6 October – RSPB Sandy, a walk of 4-5 miles in the bird sanctuary during early Autumn. Park in Market Place car park, High Street (opposite the Church) Sandy SG19 1AG at 10.00am. LEADER – Clare 01767 640965/07704 300426

Monday 7th October. The Royal George, Silver Street, Stevington MK43 7QP (car park entrance off Court Lane) This walk approx 4 miles, begins by walking towards Turvey but this time turns off before entering Pictshill estate and continues on crossing lovely meadows towards Pavenham and returning to Stevington along the river, past the church and back to the pub. – Leader Joyce.

Sunday 13 October – Buckden, a pleasant 5/6 mile walk through Buckden, open fields, woods and along the Ouse Valley Way. Park near Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, St. Neots, PE19 5TA at 10.00am. LEADER – Linda T 01480 350345/07733 343702.

Monday 14th October. Barton le Clay. The Clappers. Meet at Barton Mill MK45 4RF. Please note:- This walk will be altered this time to leave out the higher ascent and keep the walk skirting the lower paths around Clappers. Still lovely views and covering just over 5 miles. Barton Mill still used for parking and drink . Leader Joyce.

Sunday 20 October – Radwell, a pleasant circular walk of approximately 5 miles, in a variety of landscape settings including Pavenham Golf course and the River Ouse. Meet at 10.00am near Swan House in Radwell Road next to a small grassed area. MK44. LEADER – Sarah 01234 363112/07484 182820.

Monday 21st October. Harrold Country Park, Carlton Road, Harrold MK43 7DS, where to, maybe the church.

SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER – Club AGM (All welcome) 2.30-4.30 at Church Lane Community Centre, Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0PW (near Aldi store). Tea/coffee cakes will be provided. See Nomination Form for election of new Committee Members, please fill in the form and return to the Secretary or a Committee Member by Friday 18 October. Think about joining the Committee we only have one meeting a year plus the AGM. For any further information speak to a Committee Member.

Sunday 27 October – North Crawley, a mixture of arable and pasture farms and some points of historical interest trying to avoid ploughed fields (always a hazard in the Autumn). Park at The Cock Inn, 16 High Street, North Crawley, Bucks, MK16 9LH at 10.00am and perhaps go for a drink or even Sunday roast afterwards. LEADER – Sue G 01234 822760/07880 531517

Monday 28th October Old Warden, park at Village Hall, Old Warden, Biggleswade SG18 9HQ, walking up the hill.

NOVEMBER 2019

Sunday 3 November – Little Paxton Pits. Visitors centre car park. PE19 6ET. An interesting circular walk approx.5 miles around Little Paxton nature reserve. Tea & coffee served at the Visitor Centre. Leaders Paul & Denise. Phone no 01525 630218/mobile no 07716892449.

Monday 4th November. The Cock, High Street, Pavenham MK43 7NJ, walk from here.

Sunday 10 November – A ramble of about 6 miles from the Harrold Odell Country Park in support of the Beds. Prostate Cancer Support Group, a local charity providing information and support to men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, which is the most common cancer affecting men. Donations gratefully received on the day or a cheque made payable to “Beds Prostate Cancer Support Group” may be sent to John Dixon, (a committee member of the group) at 30 Hunts Path, Oakley, Bedford, MK43 7SR. Please give what you can in support of this worthwhile cause. It is proposed to call into the cafe at the end of the walk for light refreshments. Meet at St. Peter’s Church, De Parys Avenue, Bedford at 9.30 a.m. or at Harrold Odell Country Park at 10.00 a.m – LEADER John Dixon 01234 824959/07944 379668

Monday 11th November. The Anchor, High Street, Great Barford MK44 3LF, which way? Depends on the weather.

Sunday 17th November. Three Locks, Stoke Hammond. Meet at the Three Locks Picnic area Car Park near the Three Locks Inn, the postcode is MK17 9DD to leave at 10.00am. (Please give yourself enough time to get there) About 6 miles along the Grand Union Canal, across country to Gt Brickhill then back via Rushmere Country park and another section of the canal. Leader Gerry 07902451123.

Monday 18th November.The Chequers, Hall End Road, Wootton MK43 9HP, gentle amble.

Sunday 24 November – Mowsbury Park. Walking towards Ravensden, following a path to Mowsbury Hill Fort and back through Putnoe Woods, about 5 miles. Meet at 10.00am Mowsbury Park, Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK41 8AH – LEADER Kevin 07864 373624.

Monday 25th November.The Cross Keys, 2 Tithe Road, Wood End Lane, Kempston MK43 9BE, up to the woods?

DECEMBER 2019

Sunday 1 December – TBA Sorry we don’t currently have a walk today. (Please contact Christine if you would like to offer to lead one)

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

Sunday 8 December 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. The Chequers, Ampthill Road, Houghton Conquest MK45 3JP, to the park.

Sunday 15 December – TBA Sorry we don’t currently have a walk today. (Please contact Christine if you would like to offer to lead one)

Monday 16th December. CHRISTMAS DINNER – Venue to be announced.

Sunday 22 December – TBA Sorry we don’t currently have a walk today. (Please contact Christine if you would like to offer to lead one)

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

Sunday 29 December – 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. “HAPPY NEW YEAR” see you all next week.

******2020 Events ******

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.