Week commencing 27th January 2020

Nordic Walks week commencing
27th January, 2020

Another great week of walks last week and so great to see so many of you coming along working on your health and fitness.  What a great start to the year!   This is especially great as statistics show the tail end of January is where our mood changes, the gloom sets in and we feel less inclined to get out there, BUT not MY Nordic Walkers!  Well done for keeping up the good work on your walks and for “showing up!”

This week see’s the new class starting and this will vary each week.  The start times will vary also and this is dependent on the distance and location of the walks.  When paths dry out more some Womble walks will be more challenging.  After each walk we hope to visit Pubs/cafe’s and we will have days out further afield to places of interest too.   

29th January – 12pm – Harlington Village Walk, meeting at the Village Hall – PAWS – 3 miles – Pub
(Pace Mod 2 & 3)  
Harlington village is a wonderful place to walk around and has it’s share of history.  John Bunyan lived here and was then arrested in 1660 for preaching in the fields below Harlington at Bunyan’s Oak and thrown into Bedford prison where he then wrote Pilgrims Progress. 
Also the first recognised English National Steeplechase took place from Harlington Church in 1830 and went to Wrest Park.  As we wander the little streets and lanes you can look out over wonderful views as well as have a beak at the sweet cottages and gardens.  An easy 3 miler with a pub stop….what a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.  I grew up in Harlington and it will always be special to me.

We’re still putting together some longer distance challenges and we’re finding some routes are impassable at the moment due to extremely muddy sections which means we have some Paw walks coming up.  Here are some dates in the next month to put in the diary so far:

Pop Up FRIDAY – 7th February – Priory country Park, Bedford to Great Barford linear walk – park at The Anchor in Great Barford at 10am and we’ll car share to Priory.  7 miles (Mod 2 pace) £7 PAWS

Pop Up FRIDAY – 21st February – Kempston Mill to Danish Camp, Willington – park at The Danish Camp at 10am and we’ll car share to Kempston Mill – 8 miles – (Mod 2 Pace) £8 PAWS for the majority of the walk

SUNDAY, February 23rd – Woburn Public car park to Eversholt circular.  6 miles Paws for only a part of this walk. (Mod 2 Pace) £7

Greensand Country Festival Walks in May

WEDNESDAY 13th May – 10am – Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine to Ampthill Park – 8 miles – Parking at Ampthill Park West Car Park we will then car share to the Forest Centre to start the walk. £8 (Mod 2 pace)

FRIDAY 22nd May – 11am – Ampthill to Steppingley circular walk – 7 miles – Parking at the West Car park in Ampthill Park. £7 (Mod 2 & 3 pace)

WEDNESDAY 27th May – 10:30am – Greensand Ridge Ampthill Park to Woburn – 10 miles – Parking at the public car park in Woburn we will car share to Ampthill Park to begin this fab walk.  £9 (Mod 2 pace)


Above and below pics: Beautiful crisp winter days in Ampthill Park last week.

See you all out there on the trails!