Walking in Bedfordshire

What better way to get to know Bedfordshire than through walking. It’s a great way to explore so whether it’s a place to feed the ducks or an energetic weekend walk you’re after Bedfordshire has a walking route for everyone. With a range of different walking environments from the bustling towns to more rural village settings Bedfordshire has a walk for everyone. With beautiful countryside all around you the walking routes follow some of the most stunning areas of Britain.

With a range of routes you can get a feel of all the varied areas of Bedfordshire. With beautiful countryside around Dunstable the tranquil hills make it ideal to explore on foot. Climb Dunstable Downs and enjoy breathtaking views over the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on this circular walk in Whipsnade. There are miles of footpaths crossing the chalk grasslands of the Downs visiting a number of interesting sites including, The Five Knolls, Whipsnade Heath and Whipsnade Tree Cathedral. The Marston Vale Timberland Trail, a circular route through the beautiful Marston Vale in Bedfordshire. The walk passes Ampthill Park, Jackdaw Hill, Marston Mortaine and Stewartby Lake. The walk also visits the Engligh Heritage owned ruined house at Houghton, which is free to visit and commands excellent views of the surrounding area.

So if you’re planning a walking holiday in Bedfordshire why not stay in a pub? Pubs are a great alternative to hotels and traditional B&B’s giving visitors a special experience incomparable to your average hotel. Pubs don’t just offer a warm comfortable bed after a long day walking but also offers delicious food and drink combined with the chance to socialise with locals and other walkers.

With all the modern features such as flat screen TV’s, Freeview, WiFi, comfortable bedding and tea and coffee making facilities you’ll be able to sit back and relax in your room after a long day out. In the evening choose from a range of home cooked dishes, from pub classics to meals with a twist. Meals are prepared by excellent chefs who use only the freshest locally sourced ingredients to give you a real taste of Bedfordshire.

In the evenings there’s plenty to keep you busy, with pubs offering a warm fire in the winter or a beer garden in the summer you can relax after dinner with a pint of real ale. Staying in a pub in Bedfordshire offers walkers the chance to find their own piece of paradise with many areas untouched and unspoilt. 

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(Photo: VisitEngland/Diana Jarvis)