Yep, it’s that time of year again. It’s time for the Bedfordshire Walking Festival, the annual celebration of all the walking routes in Bedfordshire. And if you know our website well enough, we have plenty of those.
This year, the fun lasts from Saturday 7th September to Sunday 15th September (inclusive), and as always there are a number of walks easily accessible from our line. And here are a few of the highlights:
On Saturday 7th September there is a walk of part of the John Bunyan Trail, starting at Elstow Moot Hall at 8:45am (a bus ride from Bedford St Johns). Its 22 miles at a brisk pace and bring your own lunch with you. There are extra transport costs to get you back from the finish point in Cranfield of £10.
On Tuesday 10th September we are hosting a walk starting at Ridgmont station. This is a 5.5mile circular “Walk on the wild side” via Husborne Crawley Dean Hills, Woburn Park and edge of the Safari Park, Hay Wood and Ridgmont. Meet at the station at 1:30pm – after arriving by train of course! Also, pop into the cafe and visitor centre at Ridgmont station, which will be opening on that very day!
We also host another walk on Wednesday 11th September, starting at Bow Brickhill station. Organised by the Bedford to Bletchley Rail Users Association, this is a short and interesting amble around the area. A visit to a private garden railway followed by refreshments, available at the Village Hall, before returning to the station. All the fun starts at 1:30pm.
On Friday 13th September (yes I know), there is a family walking event at Priory Country Park, where you will get to learn about bats! Spaces are limited so you must book in advance. It starts at 7:30pm and you should just about get back in time for the last train from Bedford St Johns if you cycle.
There are a few others going on around the place, and you should check out the full programme for more details.