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Saturday, 6 April 2019

Sandy to Biggleswade

SWC 264 Sandy to Biggleswade
Length: 19.5 km (12.2 miles). Toughness: 4/10

Catch the 9:16 from London Kings Cross station arrives Sandy 10:04. Return trains xx:00 xx:30. Buy a day return to Sandy.

Although this is an area of large arable fields there is no slogging through crops or over ploughed land. The walk is mainly flat and before lunch mainly follows the Greensand Ridge Walk . The route is a mix of attractive broad grassy tracks along field edges and woodland trails.



Anonymous said...

Looking forward to this walk tomorrow, hope to see others there too.

BrightSpark said...

A real gem of a walk. Having done the Flitwick Circular two weeks ago I was eager to do another walk in Bedfordshire and this walk didn't disappoint. In fact this walk was considerably better. Saw an array of animals, from a yellow bird we couldn't identify to munjac which we could. Early in the walk we were greeted with the lovely sound of skylarks announcing their intended territory and later on in the afternoon we saw redkites. Visually this walk is really beautiful, even the mobile telephone masts have been designed to look like trees! The buildings deserve a mention as well, with the beautiful interior carvings of Abbey Church of St. Leonard's to the attractive keepers Cottage. However, after diverting up an attractive path we were a bit disappointed with the wonderfully named Queen Annes Summerhouse. It looked like a chopped off 'water tower'. Noticed a pet cemetery behind it. One walker asked me to make a special mention of the great food at the Hare and Hounds. Main menu starts from £13 to £14. n=3 Hopefully more people will come next time the walk is posted.