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 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.

We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation together with the Government guidance.

We are restarting group walks in April and are currently discussing any additional Covid precautions we may need to put in place.

Please do not attend any club events if you have tested COVID positive or should be self isolating.

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

April 2021

Monday 12th April – Meet at 10am  Great Denham. Meeting in the public car park Kingswood Way. On the right as you enter Great Denham from the A428 bypass. DO NOT go up to the golf club. ( No 8 bus leaving Bedford bus station 09.35 to Great Denham, Carnoustie Drive 09.52.) Approximately 4 miles of easy walking with a few gates but no stiles. Along the river to Bromham Bridge, back through fields to Biddenham Church then along Coffin Path to the pond, over the golf course and back to the start Postcode: MK40 4FA . LEADER: Gerry. Mob: 07902 451123

Sunday 18th April – Meet at 10am   A 5 mile walk around Renhold, starting from Wentworth Drive and through the Howbury Hall Estate to Wilden. 2 stiles and a couple of small hills.  If coming from Church lane end turn left at the roundabout – Wentworth Drive/Dover Crescent and then sharp left again, park at the far end or in the road on the right, Dunster Gardens.  We will meet on the grass near the roundabout. Postcode: MK41 8QF   or No. 5 bus from Bedford Bus Station at 9.34 to the end of Church Lane (check time prior to leaving) LEADER: Sue C.  Mob: 07788 954819

Monday 19th April – Meet at 10am Starting from The Wheatsheaf 42, Church Street, Tempsford (plenty of safe parking outside on the road) a gentle 4 mile stroll along the River Ivel down to Blunham and back. Several gates but no stiles. Unfortunately The Wheatsheaf is still CLOSED so no amenities are available. Postcode: SG19 2AN LEADER: Pat Mob: 07894 724856

Sunday 25th April – Meet at 10am in Go Outdoors car park. A 5.5 mile walk to Willington going through Grange Estate, around Bulge Wood then path to Willington Village, walking through here to the Dovecote with a possible coffee stop. We then follow the path the Elstow Brook walking along side the brook, back on the path and Grange Estate. Good paths, flat surfaces, no stiles. Postcode: MK41 0QN or No. 5 bus from Bedford Bus Station at 9.34 to the end of Norse Road (check time prior to leaving) LEADER: Chris. Mob: 07904 562541 Landline: 01234 360769

Monday 26th April – Meet at 10am LEADER: Sally Walk details TBC

May 2021

Sunday 2nd May -Meet at 10am Green Energy Walk. Meet at Lincroft School, Oakley. Park on Station Road away from the zig zag lines 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  LEADER: Jim Walk details TBC

Sunday 9th May – Meet at 10am  LEADER: Sue W From Sundon Hill Counrty Park. Walk details TBC

Monday 10th May – Meet at 10am  Walk details TBC

Sunday 16th May – Meet at 10am LEADER: Chris – Colmworth Walk details TBC

Monday 17th 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, taking different footpaths to our usual route across lovely farmland and meadows towards Great Catsy Wood and on to Odell woods. We return passing some newer lakes and back through the village. This is a 5.5 mile walk and has 2 stiles towards the end. Postcode: MK43 7DS  LEADER: Joyce. Mob: 07929 246301

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  Walk details TBC

June 2021

Sunday 6th June – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC

Monday 7th June – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC

Sunday 13th June – Meet at 10am – Rowney Warren and Chicksands. LEADER Sue C. Walk details TBC

Monday 14th June – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC

Sunday 20th June – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC

Monday 21st June – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC

Sunday 27th June – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC

Monday 28th June – Meet at 10am – Walk details TBC

Link to Walk leaders guide.