Greensand Ridge Walk
The Greensand Ridge Walk is a long-distance walk of 40 miles (64 km) that crosses Bedfordshire, with brief sections in Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire. From its southern endpoint at Leighton Buzzard the route runs north-west to Gamlingay, following the Greensand Ridge, a distinctive feature that rises from surrounding clay vales to give a landscape of gently rolling hills and small valleys, often heavily wooded and rich in wildlife.
The route has been divided into five sections, each ideal for walking in a day.
- Section 1 (PDF 234.2KB) - Leighton Buzzard to Woburn 8.5 miles /13 km
- Section 2 (PDF 370.4KB) - Woburn to Ampthill 10 miles / 15.5 km
- Section 3 (PDF 252.5KB) - Ampthill to Haynes 8.8 miles / 13.5 km
- Section 4 (PDF 273.9KB) - Haynes to Sandy 7.5 miles / 11.5 km
- Section 5 (PDF 296KB) - Sandy to Gamlingay 5.3 miles / 8.5 km
The route is well connected to public transport, with each section starting and finishing near main line railway stations. It is also close to the Bedford to Bletchley railway line (Marston Vale line (link opens in new window)) and well served by buses.
For bus times visit Travel line (link opens in new window).
For train times visit National rail (link opens in new window).
Organising a sponsored walk or event
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we know that the event is going ahead, make sure that it is operated safely and that any signs and notices are removed after the event is complete.
Accommodation along the route
Try these links for where to stay in the area, Sandy Tourist Information (link opens in new window), Experience Bedfordshire (link opens in new window) or Visit England (link opens in new window).
Help us look after the Greensand Ridge Walk
We need volunteer wardens to look after a stretch of the route - it can be as short or as long as you like. If you are able to walk your chosen section 3 or 4 times a year, and then report back problems such as an overgrown path or a broken kissing gate, please contact us at email@example.com.
Some parts of the route are already covered by wardens as shown on the plan.
Tel: 0300 300 8305