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Skylark Ride

32 km / 20 miles

The Skylark Ride crosses the gently rolling countryside in the east of Bedfordshire, typical habitat for the Skylark and one of the few places where the songbird is still commonly seen. The full route is 20 miles (32km) long and there are shorter circuits starting from 6 miles (10km) for the less fit, so there really is something to suit everyone. 80% of the route is off-road, making use of the bridleway network. The road sections, where possible, follow quiet country roads.


Path Type
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Easy; Horse Ride (Multi User)
Start and Finish
TL224473 - Sutton Village, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
Skylark Ride - Route Description and Map (Bedford Rural Communities Charity)
Skylark Ride (Bedford Rural Communities Charity - 2000)


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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Along Path
Walkers are Welcome
1 Km
15 Km
Fullers Hill Cottages  (bookable online)
4 Km
23 Km

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Route Profile:

33.0 Km (20.5 miles)
243 m (797 ft) ascent
76 m (249 ft)  maximum height