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Silhouette of head and name on white discJohn Bunyan Trail

124 km / 77 miles

Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire
The Trail was created by the Bedfordshire Group to celebrate the RA Diamond Jubilee and is dedicated to the memory of John Bunyan, the Puritan Evangelist and author of the book 'Pilgrim's Progress' that he wrote in prison. The route passes through a number of attractive villages and scenic countryside, taking in many places of historic interest connected with Bunyan. He travelled the county preaching, that in Charles II time was illegal and he was arrested and jailed for 12 years. There are links with the Greensand Ridge Walk, Icknield Way Path and North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail. The waymarked Clay Way (11 miles, map online) which follows the West Bedfordshire Clay Ridge is partly coincident with the Trail at Cranfield.

A new 2018 trail guide is available to download from Leighton Buzzard Ramblers (see below).


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Silhouette of head and name on white disc
Silhouette of head and name on white disc
Easy; Heritage; Literary; Religious
Start and Finish
TL047286 - Sundon Hills Country Park, Upper Sundon, Bedfordshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
John Bunyan Trail (Leighton Buzzard Ramblers - February 2018)
External PDF
External PDF


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
Bunk House
2 Km
68 Km
B & B Accommodation
Poppy Hill Cottages B&B  (bookable online)
4 Km
97 Km

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Route Profile:

124.4 Km (77.3 miles)
1,339 m (4,393 ft) ascent
168 m (551 ft)  maximum height