Walking

Walking in Central Bedfordshire

What better way to enjoy Central Bedfordshire than by walking in it?

The 'Walking Works' report by The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer support says that walking could transform health. More information can be found on the Walking for health website.

There are plenty of routes to choose from. Whether it's a gentle one-mile stroll around Flitton Moor or an enthusiastic 40 miles on the nationally acclaimed Greensand Ridge Walk, you will always be able to find just the right level of activity for the whole family.

Walks for Health

Walk 4 Health is a programme of walks funded by Central Bedfordshire Council and co-ordinated by BRCC. These are led by trained volunteer health walk leaders, and are aimed at people who are presently doing little or no exercise.

These regular walks are free and open to all and usually last about an hour. People are encouraged to walk at their own pace and there will be a trained leader at the back and front of the group.

At the end of the walk we encourage walkers to socialise – many of the walks end where there is a café so people can have a drink and a chat.

Walks around Toddington

See an online resource and map showing recreational walks in the parish of Toddington.

Shefford and surrounding areas

There are 8 walk leaflets available to download on the Shefford Town Council website. These were produced by Shefford P3 group with assistance from Shefford Town Council, Bedfordshire County Council, Mid Beds District Council and the Charity of Robert Lucas.

These leaflets are also available free from Shefford Library.

Circular Walks

We have a number of circular walks ideal if you travel by car.

Sandy - Everton Circular Walk (PDF 1.1MB)

Old Warden Circular Walk (PDF 1.2MB) (Please note, this leaflet refers to the Birds of Prey Centre in Shuttleworth Estate. This has been moved out of Central Bedfordshire, to Cotton End. If you wish to use the Old Warden Village Hall car park, please check availability with the Village Hall Booking Agent on 07903 384389 or email oldwardenvillagehall@gmail.com)

Silsoe - Shillington Circular Walk (PDF 916.8KB)

Ampthill Maulden Circular Walk (PDF 2.4MB)

Millbrook Circular Walk (new) (PDF 1.3MB) (Please note that the PDF makes references to both The Chequers Public House in Millbrook and the Staples Garden Centre which have both now closed for business)

Woburn - Eversholt Circular Walk (PDF 1.2MB)

Rushmere Country Park Circular Walk (PDF 647.7KB)

Totternhoe Circular Walk (PDF 2.1MB)

Dunstable Downs Circular Walk (PDF 3.2MB)

Whipsnade Circular Walk (PDF 4MB)

Chalgrave Heritage trail map (PDF 1MB) and Chalgrave Heritage trail leaflet (PDF 1.4MB)

Totternhoe, Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade, Sandy and Old Warden are stile free.

If you encounter any problems along the way, please get in touch with us on 0300 300 8305 or report it on our online rights of way issue reporting form.

Contact us

Email: recreational.routes@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk