Walking In The Park

The Park offers a variety of scenic walks. Follow either of the waymarked routes around the Park, or pick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and take a walk into the countryside around the Park. There are two circular walks around the Park:

  • walking mapThe Red Route takes you on a surfaced path through the woodland and around the beautiful Grebe Lake. It is approximately 1.6 miles (2.5km) and takes you about 45 minutes walking at a leisurely pace. See Welscome Trail below.

  • The Green Route is not surfaced and takes you across the river meadows along the banks of the river Great Ouse and around Kingfisher Water. It is approximately 1.4 miles (2.25km) and also takes about 45 minutes walking at a leisurely pace. This route can get wet and muddy in winter or after wet weather.

Click here for a larger map.

Welcome Trail (leaflet)

This free leaflet is available from the Discovery Room in the Visitors' Centre. It provides a handy guide to an introductory walk around the park. The route follows a set of 14 numbered marker posts and uses the all-weather pathway around the large (Grebe) Lake. Including stops to read the guide, it takes about 90 minutes.

Click here to view and/or print the Welcome Trail map. Note, it's also available in the trail leaflet.

Walking for Health

It is generally accepted that walking is good for us all. With this in mind, the Park offers a regular series of pleasant guided walks aimed at providing healthy exercise. These are led by a trained leader, Janet Munro, who is also a member of the Bedford Borough Greenspace Team that manages the Park.

Each walk starts at the Visitors' Centre in the Park. Dates are posted on the Park notice board and also appear in the Friends' Newsletter and on this page.