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River, bridge, church in blue/white disc, not signed on fieldsNorth Bedfordshire Heritage Trail

113 km / 70 miles

The Trail was devised by the late Gordon Edwards of the Ivel Valley Group of the Ramblers around the year 2000 aiming to attract walkers to discover the underrated area of North Bedfordshire and its heritage. The Trail passes through 23 villages in Bedford and Bedfordshire including Bromham, Odell, Riseley, Wilden and Sandy, long with two country parks and goes by 30 public houses. It connects with the Greensand Ridge Walk at Sandy, Old Warden and Everton and also with the John Bunyan Trail at Bromham Mill. A detailed booklet is available to download free from the Ivel Valley Walkers website below, replacing the original publication that went out of print.

The Skylark Ride (20 miles) is a circular route also connected.


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Waymark: River, bridge, church in blue/white disc, not signed on fields
River, bridge, church in blue/white disc, not signed on fields
Start and Finish
TL049496 - St Paul's Square, Bedford, Bedfordshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Skylark Ride (Bedford Rural Communities Charity - 2000)
External PDF
North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail (Marston Vale Trust)


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Bunk House
< 1 Km
22 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
86 Km

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Route Profile:

111.4 Km (69.2 miles)
843 m (2,766 ft) ascent
94 m (308 ft)  maximum height