Programme of Walks


APRIL WALKING PROGRAMME

Saturday 6th April   -   Steppingley Church Spring cafe event
                              
Steppingley Church are hosting a Spring Cafe event, there will be the usual selection of lovely home made foods, savouries, cakes, hot & cold drinks. 
Please try to join us for an enjoyable day and support Steppingley church. 
We will be leading two walks. 6 miles and a shorter walk of 4 miles, both walks will meet at Steppingley church. 
If anyone would like to meet us at the church and not take part in the walks we aim to be there around 12:30Please contact Sue 07805 792590 if you need a lift.

Richard and Wendy will lead a 4 mile walk with a coffee stop. Their walk starts promptly at 10am from Churchill Drive Flitwick MK45 1FZ. The walk will be 4 miles with a coffee stop. Contact Richard or Wendy 07305 642585

For the 6 mile walk, meet at T.V.H ready to leave at 9.30 am, or if you are in Harlington/Flitwick meet at the small car-parking area as below. 
We will set off at 9.50 to get to Steppingley for 12.30 with a coffee stop beforehand
5 miles will be before the lunch, only 1 mile back to the cars. We start and finish with some woods; in between there are fields with open views, coffee break during the morning. Hope to avoid the worst of the mud.

Meeting place/Travel directions: (Longer walk)
OS grid ref 007340. From Harlington/Toddington, take the road from the A5120 opposite Westoning road, that leads past Wood End. Continue for about 2 miles, past the turning to Tingrith until a sharp left-hand bend, where the road from Flitwick joins at a wooded corner. The parking spot is on the left just after the bend: enough space for 7 cars.
From Flitwick, go down Temple Way for about 2 miles, and the parking is almost straight ahead on the left, where your road joins the Wood End Road.
Looking forward to an enjoyable day and hopefully some sunshine.
If you have blue boot covers PLEASE bring them with you. 

See you Saturday Sue

Thursday 11th April   -   Pulloxhill  - 7 miles    meet at Harlington Village Hall, Sundon Road LU5 6LS, where parking is available. 
Ready to commence walking at 10.00 am   Coffee break & picnic stops along the way
Leader   -  Tony P   -   

Thursday 18th April   -   Neil's walk begins from the Ampthill Hub Car Park leaving at 10am
Ampthill to Greenfield via Duck End to Flitwick Moor, then returning to Ampthill.
The walk is approx 7 miles.
We have found a place for you to rest your weary bones for either a banana break or sandwich.
We have walked this a couple of times and although we have had lots of rain we really didn't find any mud. Kathy

Saturday 20th April   -   A walk from Cranfield to Hulcote Church, past ancient Hulcote Wood and on to the new woodland of Rectory Wood for a picnic lunch. Ground conditions  permitting we will walk through Marston Thrift, past a vineyard and back to Cranfield
Meet at Cranfield Church at 10 am  -   8 miles
Leaders   -  Bob and Celia   -   

SUNDAY 21st April   -   3 miles (approx)  stroll through Campbell Park up to Central Milton Keynes.  returning by another route. 
We will have an hour break so that folk can enjoy a cuppa or a walk through the shops.
2 pm start- meeting at the carpark by the Canal at the northeast end of Campbell Park.
Approach the carpark via Overgate and turn off at Green Lane roundabout Grid reference - OS Map 192 SP868399  Postcode   MK94AD (approx)
Leaders  -  Nita  and  Beryl 

Thursday 25th April   -   Local   -  5.5 miles    Meet 9.30 am  TVH
Leader   -   Tony M.   

Saturday 27th April  -     Details to follow
Leader   -  Sharon  - 


MARCH WALKING PROGRAMME

 
Thursday 7th March   -  Northchurch Common to Ashridge via Aldbury 7.4 miles
Leaving from Car park at 10am. Car Park is on the right off the main road to Ashridge B4506 at Northchurch common opposite Hill Farm, HP4 1LS  Grid reference SP 9794810205  Lat: 51.781964N Long: 0.582980W
(It is not the one we have previously used as that has been blocked off due to all the rain it is before that)

It is a bit muddy in places but generally fine with a steepish track from Aldbury up to Ashridge.We will stop for a coffee break & can take packed lunch or use the open air café at Ashridge near the monument for our lunch break.Leaders  -  Debbie & Nick   - 

Thursday 14th March  
As original walk is flooded the walk has been changed to Caldecotte lake circular. 3.5 miles, mainly on hard surfaces
Walk start from Caldecotte Lake car park MK7 8HP at 10.15 am
Leaders Sue & Tony R
Saturday 16th March   -   Pirton  -  7 miles  -  Meet 10 am near the Motte and Bailey Pub, Pirton    SG5 3QD    There will be a coffee stop and lunch/sandwich stop. It has a few steady long inclines and a couple of short steep hills though nothing too strenuous. Not too muddy and hopefully dry out more this coming week.
Leaders   -   Janet & John   - 
Thursday 21st March  -  Keech Hospice  -  Galley Hill  - 7 miles
meet at allotment car park Church Road, LU3 3PN next to the A6 roundabout Luton Road   Ready to commence walking at 10 am
Coffee break en route
Leader Tony P   -  
Thursday 28th March Cancelled -  Harrold Odell Country park  -  5 miles
                                        More details to follow
Leaders  -  Sheila & Mike   - 

FEBRUARY WALKING PROGRAMME

Saturday February 10th,

 A Souper Douper Ramble! 0, 4, or 7 miles, Steppingley

Steppingley Church is raising money for a toilet block, and has these wonderful occasional fund-raising lunches, with good homemade food asking for donations. This time it is soup, just what we need part way through a winter walk. We have been before and made very welcome. You can join Wendy and Richard on the short, easy-go walk, or Ruth on the longer brisk walk, or just turn up to meet us there for about 12.30. This time it is in the Village Hall, next to the pub.

For the 7 mile walk, meet at T.V.H ready to leave at 9.20 am, or if you are in Harlington/Flitwick meet at the small car-parking area before 9.45am. We need to be setting off at 9.45 to get to Steppingley for 12.30. 6 miles will be before the lunch, only 1 mile back to the cars. We start and finish with some woods; in between there is fields with open views, and we shall have our morning coffee break at the derelict All Saiints church near Ridgemont. Travel directions: OS grid ref 007340. From Harlington/Toddington, take the road from the A5120 opposite Westoning road, that leads to Wood End. Continue for about 2 miles, past the turning to Tingrith until a sharp left-hand bend, where the road from Flitwick joins at a wooded corner. The parking spot is on the left just after the bend: enough space for 7 cars.From Flitwick, go down Temple Way for about 2 miles , and the parking is almost straight ahead on the left, where your road joins the Wood End road. Let Ruth know if you want a lift from TVH (room for 3 people), or if you are joining us there.

The short walk  to Steppingley on 10th February will start 10am from Churchill Drive, Flitwick, MK45 1FZ. The walk will be 4 miles with a coffee stop. Contact Richard or Wendy

Thursday 15th February
Again there will be 2 walks   3 miles & 7 miles both starting from the same placeWoburn Stroll  -  leaving Woburn car park at NB 10.30 am -  3 miles  -  possible lunch at Black Horse Pub.NB  walk will be postponed if rain or ice.  Check with leader.
Leader  -  Hilary  - 
7 miles Start walking at 10 am from Woburn car park
More details later
Leaders Tony P & Tony R 
Saturday 24th  -  
Chicheley walk led by Lynn
Cancelled (or postponed) due to flooding
Thursday 29th  -  Woburn/Woburn Sands  -  6 miles  -  Meet TVH 9.30 am or Woburn car park 10 am.  -  Lunch Fir Tree part way round.  We will be avoiding the steps on the way backContact Tony M before Thursday if having lunch.
Leader  -  Tony M.  
 
JANUARY WALKING PROGRAMME
Monday 1st January 2024 New Year's Day walk
Depart from Harlington Village Hall car park at 11 am prompt. 2 walks; Longer walk will be 4-5 miles in length; shorter one will be 2.5 miles in length
Led by Tony Roberts & Tony Price

Thursday 4th January 
 Totternhoe/Dunstable Downs, 4 or 9 miles, Ruth
Meet TVH to car share ready to leave at 9.30.
If you want to go straight there, the National Trust car park, Totterhoe Knolls (free parking). Turn up the narrow lane between the post box and the bus shelter. SP986 218 for about 10am.
We walk around the well surfaced lanes past Maiden Bower and onto the Green Lane of Icknield Way. At this point, we have a coffee break and those doing the 3 mile walk can return to the cars (un guided, but I can point you onto the straight path).
The rest of us continue to Dunstable Downs, where we will stop for lunch: either a picnic, or buy something at the visitors centre. We then drop to the lower route (this part may be slightly muddy) and back to the car park. 
 
Saturday 6th January   -   
Our 9 mile walk starts from the Gadebridge park free car park in Hemel Hempstead, postponed due to flooding

 Saturday 13th January  -  A walk from Lilley  -  I did a reccie for next Saturday’s walk today and assuming the forecasters are right and we have a dry week, then it shouldn’t be too muddy.
Please meet at Lilley Village Hall (LU2 8LH,  known as Cassel Memorial Hall) ready to start walking at 10am. The walk is 7 miles with a few gentle inclines but no stiles.
Although I hadn’t specifically planned for a lunch stop, I perhaps should have suggested that people bring lunch with them, especially if they are used to eating early ie 12:30 to 1:00. We’ll be having an elevenses break anyway but can also stop for lunch if and when folks are getting hungry. 

Leader   -   Lynn 
 
Thursday 25th January   -   Local/Toddington -   5 miles  -  Meet TVH  9.30
Leader  -  Tony M. 

Saturday 27 January – Walk in Milton Keynes, Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes Village, Ouzel Valley.  About 6 miles.  Coffee stop.
Depending on the rainfall, some of the paths in the Ouzel Valley may be waterlogged!
Meet at Woburn Big Car Park at 9.45 am – to share rides and directions    or    at 10 am at the Car Park at the east end of Kents Hill Park - MK7 6HQ.  
From Kingston roundabout proceed along H9 Groveway (South West) to Walnut Tree roundabout.   Right along V11 Tongwell Street  (North) 
Left into Pondgate,  Left into Frithwood Crescent,   Third exit at roundabout into the car park. Please park considerately in case of youth football happening nearby.

Leaders – Beryl and Toruun

DECEMBER WALKING PROGRAMME

Sue will be leading a walk from Harlington Village Hall car park at 10am 
5 miles with a coffee stop.
We will walk across to Bury Orchard to Lincoln Way then head down to Willow Farm and along Lower End. Heading towards Moleskin Hill and back towards Harlington. 
It may be muddy in places.if not frosty. No big climbs.  
If you would like to visit our Christmas Tree Festival after the walk at St Mary’s Church between 12-5pm. Entry is £2:50 (see attachment)
Lots of decorated Christmas trees to enjoy. There will also be craft stalls, a raffle, live music, refreshments. Come and enjoy the sparkle! 
Or if you cannot make it on Saturday, then on Sunday we have The Festival Finale with poems, stories and songs at 5pm 
Adult entry £2.50, children free.
                                               
Thursday 7th December  -  Tewin  -  6 miles - Picnic on route weather permitting     Meet 10.30am to start  -  parking AL6 0LX
This is the replacement walk for John's November walk that had to be cancelled due to bad weather.
Leader  -  John D.  
Saturday 9th December  
 
We will meet at Toddington Village Hall car park at 9.30 ready to start at 9.45.

Ruth did a second reccki on Wednesday, a dry frosty day. The road past the golf course was flooded in two places and the first kilometer of the walk (not even the muddiest part) was a quagmire.  More rain is forecast.  So back to the drawing board.....
As most ramblers will pass through Toddington on their way to Tilsworth golf club, there is easy parking and there are plenty of walks from there, we have decided to write off Tilsworth and walk to the West of Toddington, where we don't often go. It is 5 miles, and we will have a BRIEF stop for coffee. We should be back to TVH by 12.15 to give us time to get to the Golf Club and a little contingency.  Most of it is on grass, very little mud, but there are at least 4 stiles on the return journey.

As this is rather late information, please let anyone that you meet before Saturday be aware of the changes.  This walk will be followed by Christmas Lunch at Tilsworth Golf Club  -  12.30  -  1 pm

changed due to flooding
-The walk before the Christmas Dinner will be led by Ruth.  4 miles.   Leave from Toddington Village Hall at 10am, especially if you need a lift, or 10.15 at Tilsworth: continue past the golf course for about half a mile. Park on the road triangle on the right, outside the Anchor pub, or if space is tight, go to the far side of the triangle, turn left into Bury Rise, (a cul-de-sac) and park along there (NOT on the grass verge!!).We have done our best to avoid the worst of the mud, but a little is to be expected. There will be a brief stop for a drink (bottle or thermos) at Stanbridge church.
Sunday 17th December   -   
Willen Hospice is hosting a 'Santa Dash'  on Sunday 17th December where sponsored participants dress as Santa and run/walk around Willen Lake North.
We will be supporting them by parking at the car park by the canal at the far end of Campbell Park and walking to meet the Santas.
Approach the car pak via Overgate and turn off at Green Lane Roundabout. Grid reference - (OS Map 192) 867399. Nearest postcode MK9 4AD
We will leave the car park at 10 am prompt and the walk will be 3.5 miles.This could be shortened for anybody who wishes.
We will be able to go into the grounds of the Hospice where there will be stalls and drinks available.  You may also like to bring your own refreshments.
Please enter into the spirit of the day by wearing something festive, (hat, scarf,tinsel etc.)  You may also like to make a donation to Willen Hospice somewhere along the line.
Contact Beryl on  who will have some spare spaces in her car from Flitwick.  or
Contact Brenda  to arrange a lift from TVH car park.
 

Thursday 28th December,   5 miles, Toddington to Tebworth via the west.
This is the proposed walk pre-Xmas lunch that was abandoned as no-one turned up! 

 Meet Toddington Village Hall ready to leave at 9.30.  

Please note that if it is raining at 9.30 and forecast to continue for the rest of the morning. We will NOT go. If in doubt, eg drizzle, please phone before 9. 10 to check if it is still on : 01525 634240 

We walk to the West of Toddington, where we don't often go. It is 5 miles, and we will have a BRIEF stop for coffee. When I did the recki I saw a pair of hares. Fingers crossed they will be in the same place. Most of it is on grass, very little mud, but there are at least 4 stiles on the return journey. 

Ruth

 

NOVEMBER WALKING PROGRAMME
 
Thursday 2nd November  -  Tewin  -  6 mikes  -  Picnic on route weather permitting.   Meet 10.30 -  parking AL6 0LX    Cancelled
Leader  -  John D.

Thursday 9th November  -  Woburn/Eversholt  -  5 miles
Meet Woburn car park at 10 am   - Coffee break part way.
We will walk through the Deer Park to Eversholt.   We return via a section of quiet road back to the deer park and hence to the cars.   
There are no steep hills or steps etc. but slightly muddy in places.  No problem with deer as the rutting was coming to an end.
Leaders John W. and  Joy K.  
 
Saturday 11th November -Ampthill
Sue and Beryl will be leading a walk STARTING at 10 am prompt from Ampthill park (West car park).
There will be a short walk of approximately 3 miles which can be extended if members wish.
We will walk to The Market Square in Ampthill for the Remembrance Day Two Minute Silence. (see attachment)
After the brief service we will continue walking in Ampthill park.
Shortly after the service we will have a coffee break in or near the park.
Some inclines and uneven surfaces through the woods.
 
Thursday 16th November  -  A short local walk from TVH at 10.45 finishing at about 12.15 just in time to get cleaned up for the food !!
Leader  -  Tony M.  - 
FOLLOWED BY AGM then PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH  
Food is included in your membership fee: bring your own drinks and mug/glass 


Thursday 23rd November
The walk is approximately 6 miles Wrest Park/Shillington 
Meet at Wrest Park (MK45 4HR) for 10am start. Please park either on the grass adjacent to Wrest Park entrance or near the Wrest Park 0ffices if the grass is too wet to park on.
We will walk from Wrest Park to Shillington then back via Lower Gravenhurst with a coffee/banana break. 
Unfortunately Wrest Park (English Heritage)is now closed during the week but coffee/refreshments will be available at The Avenue Kitchen Cafe. 
Let's hope for good weather 🙏. 
Leaders Jenny and Ged 
Thursday,30th November Meet at Toddington Village hall 9 45am    Leaving at 10 am Toddington to Wingfield, 7 miles,. led by Neil TaborPlanning to stop at the Plough (Wingfield) for lunch Many of you now have a copy of the menu. But lunch section attachedNotice board also had soup with bread and butter for £7.00 Moistly grassy paths but muddy in places. Walking pole recommended.
Please let us know asap if you are joining us and also menu choice
Cathy & Neil Tabor
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OCTOBER WALKING PROGRAMME
 
Thursday 5th October  -  Ardeley  -  7 miles  -  Coffee at end.
Meet 10.30 at Church Farm car park  SG2 7AH 
Leaders   -   Wendy and Richard   - 
Thursday 12th October  -  Graveley   -   7 miles  -  Picnic
Meet 9.30 TVH or to start walking from Graveley (N of Stevenage) at 10.15am
Please car share as much as possible as parking is limited.
Leaders  -  Brenda   -       Beryl  - 
Thursday 19th October   -   
Debbie will just be doing a short walk from Clophill;. It will be approx. 3.6miles
We will meet at 10am on the village Green in Clophill & stop for a coffee/banana break .
It may be a good idea to allow a little extra time for the journey as there are some road works on the Clophill roundabout.
Leaders  -  Debbie and Nick  -  
 
Sunday 21st OctoberI have received several messages from members wishing to join us on Sunday for The John Bunyan talk followed by tea and cake at St Mary’s church Harlington at 3pmI will be leading a short walk starting at 1:45pm from Harlington Village Hall carpark. Unfortunately even though the forecast is good, it is too muddy over the fields so it will be around our lovely village.Please could you let ME know if you are joining us, if you haven’t already, even if you are going straight to the church so I can let the church warden know. Looking forward to seeing you
Sue 
Thursday 26th October  -  Woburn/Woburn Sands  -  6.5 miles 
Meet 10.00 am Woburn Church car park  -  Lunch at Fir Tree part way round
Please let the leader know before the Thursday walk day if you will be having lunch.
Leader  -  Tony M  - 
Saturday 28th October  -  St. Paul's Walden  - 7.5 miles  -  10 am start
This walk will be a circuit around the village of St.Paul's Walden, passing through woods and parkland.   No taxing hills.   Coffee and Picnic stops.   Parking in Whitwell on the High St just past the Bull PH SG4 8AG near the bus stop.
Leaders  -  Beryl  -       Tony P.  -
 
SEPTEMBER WALKING PROGRAMME
 
Saturday 2nd September  -  Great Barford/Blunham  -  8 miles
We will meet by Great Barford Church (MK44 3HW), ready to start walking at 10.00am
The walk will be along the River Ouse to Roxton, over to Tempsford and along the River Ivel to Blunham weir where we will have a picnic lunch.  Ruth is intending to go, and will have her car, so lets meet at TVH to carshare at 9.20There will also be a coffee stop in the morning
Leaders   -   Celia and Bob  -

Thursday 7th   -   6.5 - 7 miles circular   -   10 am start. -   Maulden - Kings Wood - Maulden Woods.  This is a variation of the August walk led byTony M  -  Meet at MK45 2DJ  Moor Lane, Maulden parking at bottom of lane in the area outside Bowls Club by the rhubarb field.
This walk is a mix of fields and woods.   There will be a coffee break and a second one for sandwiches.
Leaders   -  Janet and John  -

Saturday 9th September   -   Woburn Deer Park   -   3 mile gentle stroll
Lots to see  -.   Meet at Woburn car park at 10.30.   Coffee at Floots Cafe at the end.
Leader   -   Hilary   -   

Sunday 10th September
If you are free on this date there is a charity walk at Wadesden
or on the attachment below
 
Thursday 14th   -   Hexton  -  7 miles
Meet in Mill Lane, Hexton SG5 3JB, outside The Raven PH, ready to commence walking at 10.00    Please park considerately in Mill Lane. Coffee & Picnic along the way.
Leader   -   Tony P   -  
Saturday 16th September - approx 5 milesA gentle stroll in Cranfield on farm tracks and quiet roads. Incorporating an unusual cafe to visit for a cup of tea on the way round Meet at Partridge Piece, Cranfield MK43 0BL .  Please park considerately for a 10.00 am startLeaders are John and Sue Poole
 
Thursday 21st   -   Marsden Thrift / Cranfield  area.  3 mile walk from Wood End car park
Leaders  -   Sheila and Mike   -  
Saturday 23rd September   -   Old Warden, Northill and Ickwell Green  -  7 miles
This walk is at Old Warden, Northill and Ickwell Green & will be  8.5 miles in length
Park at St.Leonards Church, Church Lane, Old Warden, SG18 9HD, please bring a few coins for a donation to the church for parking there.
Picnic lunch on the green at Ickwell Green, plus a very nice pub in Old Warden near the end of the walk. 
For more information call
Leaders   -   Sharon  -      or
                     Beryl   -  

Thursday 28th September
Tony Price has agreed to lead a walk on this date.
The walk will start from Harlington VH car park at 10.00 am
It will be 7 miles in length and have coffee & picnic breaks along the way

 
Club Social Friday 29th September
This will take place at Toddington Village Hall from 7 pm to 9 pm
It will be a shared buffet followed by a quiz. There will be time to chat with friends & browse the old archive books
Bring a dish, your own drinks & a glass. Squash will be provided.
The cost will be £3 per person collected at the door
The deadline for booking has passed, but you are welcome to turn up on the door.
 
 
 AUGUST WALKING PROGRAMME
Thursday 3rd August  -   Malden Woods/Kingswood   -   6.5 miles
The George Pub at the end of walk -  let the leader know before Thursday if you will be having lunch there.     
Meet at The George car park NOT Church car park at 10 am .
Leader    -   Tony M  - 

Thursday 10th August  -   10.00 start   -   Short 3 mile walk in  Aspley Woods
Park at recreation ground car park next to the entrance to Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, West Hill, Aspley Guise, MK17 8DX
The walk is mostly woods, passing the mermaids pond, Fullers Earth Lodge, Woburn Sands sand pits.  Gentle hills, uneven ground in places.
Leader   -   Penny 

Thursday 17th August   -   Coleshill (Amersham)   -   8 miles     Meet 10.30
Coleshill Church  HP7 0LE  -  Picnic   -   
Leaders      Richard and Wendy   -   -  phone if transport needed

Saturday 19th August
A new walk from Lynn
Lynn is able to lead a walk on Saturday 19th August and plans to do a 6-mile walk starting from College Lake near Bulbourne (HP23 5QG). The car park opens at 10 am so there’s no point anybody getting there early 😉 and Lynn suggests aiming to start out at 10:15. We can have lunch in College Lake cafe at the end.
If anyone needs a lift or has any questions please call Lynn

Thursday 24th  August -   Woburn/Woburn Sands    -   6.5 miles   -  Meet 10.00
Woburn Church car park  -  Lunch at Fir Tree part way round  - let the leader know before Thursday if you will be having lunch.
Leader  -   Tony M   - 

Saturday 26th August   -  

Beryl has had to abandon the walk she intended to do around Aspley Guise due to a number of curious, large bullocks in a very small paddock!   Therefore, she has decided to do the “Elephant Walk” near Woburn Safari Park.   However, this route has now been changed and does not include close up views of animals.   Sorry!

The walk is 6.6 miles and parking will be in the big Car Park opposite the church in Woburn.  We will leave there at 10 am.   Beryl has not arranged lunch after the walk but those who wish can enjoy the hospitality in any of the establishments in Woburn or find a picnic spot.        Leaders   -   Beryl -    -   Sharon   -  


Thursday 31st August   -   4 miles     Bedford/Priory Park
The plan is to meet outside the Swan Hotel on the embankment in Bedford aim to start walking 10.15. From there to walk along the Ouse to Priory Park then return to the start point.
Tea shop available in Priory Park.
Leaders   -   Liz and Pete   -    Pete
 
 JULY WALKING PROGRAMME
Thursday 6th July   -   Turvey  -  5 miles   -   Meet 10 am at the Three Fyshes car park, Bridge Street, MK43 8ER. the car park is approx.10 yards before the Pub, Remember A6 to Bedford is closed.
If you do not  intend to use the please park elsewhere in the village
We will pass Emmaus en route.
Leaders --  John W. and Joy

Change of programme: Thursday 13th
If any club members would like to walk on Thursday I have the route of a short walk (5 miles) starting at Rowney Wood. It is a pleasant walk with some inclines and good views over a wide area. There are no pubs or cafes so it will be BYO.
Rowney Wood is just off the A600 approximately 2miles from Shefford. There is plenty of signposted parking at the entrance to the wood.
I can meet as usual at TVH 09:30am, if anybody would like to go directly to Rowney Wood car park please let me know.  I would expect to start walking at 10:15am.- Keith
 
 
Thursday 20th July   -   Whitwell  -   7 miles   -  Meet at Whitwell recreation ground, off Broadway SG4 8BE, where parking is available, ready to commence walking at 10.15
 As you enter Whitwell from the direction of Lilley, take the second turning on the right, Horn Hill, then first left into Broadway, entrance for recreation ground is on the right side.     Coffee and Picnic  breaks along the way.
Leader   -   Tony P.  

Saturday 22th July  -   Chairman's Garden Party  -  2.30pm
120 Goswell End Rd , Harlington LU5 6NT All members welcome:  more details to follow
Organisers   -     Cynthia,Tony R and  Committee

Thursday 27th July   -   Ridgmont/Woburn   -  Details to follow
Leader   -   Sharon   -

JUNE WALKING PROGRAMME
 Thursday 1st June   -   Pegsden Hills  -   3.5 miles   
Meet at car park (see below) at 10am.  If you are on the B655 from Barton towards Hitchin,just before turning off towards Pegsden you will see a Lodge on the LEFT before a signpost turning left to Pegsden & Shillington.  You then turn left again which is a side turning to the Lodge which you can park along.
As the location suggests there are several inclines along the way (Good for the heart!)  & 32 steps early on the walk but it is enjoyable.  We will stop for a coffee break during the walk.  
Leaders   -   Debbie & Nick 
MONDAY 5th   to  FRIDAY 9th June  -   ELAN VALLEY HOLIDAY
Saturday 17th June   - 
I plan to do the Kimpton-Ayot-Codicote walk, so about 7 miles and those that want to eat in The Boot (SG4 8PT) afterwards can park there, otherwise please park where you can and we’ll meet on the main road by the school at 10 am.
If anyone needs picking up or has any queries, please call me. Also I would appreciate a call or a message to let me know if you’re planning to join me, so I know to wait (or if anyone’s coming!)
Leader   -   Lynn  
Thursday 22nd June   -   Woburn/Woburn Sands   -  6 miles  Meet at Church car park at 10 am.     Possible lunch at Fir Tree to be confirmed
Leader   -   Tony M   - 
 
Sunday 25th June  - Warren Wood Clophill and possibly beyond.   2 or 3.5 miles – optional.
A Sunday afternoon stroll through the woods with the possibility of an extension along field paths.
Leaders – Nita and Beryl   

Thursday 29th June   -   Barton   -   7 miles  -     Meet at Recreation Ground OLD ROAD, Barton-le-Clay, MK45 4LB, where parking is available, ready to commence walking at 10.00am.   Coffee break & picnic along the way.
Leader   -   Tony P.  
MAY WALKING PROGRAMME

Thursday   4th May   -   7 miles   -   Clophill   -   Hopefully we will see the woods carpeted with Bluebells
Meet at Reedshill, Clophill MK45 4BY, off Back Street, ready to commence walking at 10.00
Please park considerately in residential area.
Coffee stop along the way.
Leader   -   Tony P 

Sunday 7 May    2 – 2.5  miles only.   Meet at TVH 3.10 pm ,  or Houghton House Car Park, Ampthill (off the road from Ampthill to Bedford)  at 3.30 pm.

This Sunday Stroll is to see the bluebells in Kings Wood.   They are stunning.   The car park at Houghton House, Ampthill is quite small so if you could arrange to travel together it would help the situation.   The walk is flat and not muddy.   (A longer version can be organised but it would include mud and up and downhill.)  So our chosen walk is a “there and back walk”.   Bring a drink and snack if desired.
Leader -  Beryl


Thursday 11th May   -   6.5 - 7 miles   -   Ampthill   -   meet 9.30 TVH
Park at Ampthill Hub car park.   -  Picnic in Maulden Church  churchyard
Leader   -   Neil   

Saturday 13th May   -   Chicheley starting at 10am

It will be a 7 miler (as long as I don’t go wrong like I did on my reccie!) starting and finishing at Chicheley. The starting point is a long lay-by on the eastbound side of the A422 grid ref SP903461. It is just a little further on past the pub, The Chester Arms. Alternatively those that wish to have a drink or eat in The Chester Arms afterwards would be able to park there but I need to confirm numbers before next Saturday as he says they get very busy, so please call or message me if you want to go there
Please note there are several stiles.    Any questions please call me.(Lynn)


Thursday 18th May   -   3 mile stroll  -   Woburn   -  Lots to see
Meet Woburn car park at 10.30  -   Coffee at end
Leader   -   Hilary   -  

Thursday 25th May   -   5 miles   -   Nortonbury   -   Picnic
Meet   10 am   -     Car Park   SG6 1AN
Leader   -   John D.

APRIL WALKING PROGRAMME

SUNDAY 2nd    -  3 mile walk around Tiddenfoot Waterpark
A leisurely walk on good paths and a chance to learn about the site, quarrying and natural history.   A very shortened version of the Great Billington walk in March
Bring a morning snack. meet TVH to leave at 9.30 am or directly at Grovebury Retail Park LU7 4EJ
Leightom Buzzard by-pass, turn right at roundabout after McDonalds, the retail park is on the right.   Park halfway down adjacent to the road at about 9.45.am
Leader   -   Ruth   -  
Thursday 6th   -   6 miles   Woburn/Woburn Sands   -   FIR TREE FOR LUNCH
CONTACT TONY M IF YOU WISH TO EAT.
Leader   -   Tony   M
Thursday 13th   -   5 miles   -   Westoning/Pulloxhill   -   Meet 15 Home Farm Way
Westoning   MK45 5LL  at  10 am
Leaders   -  Maureen & Malcolm   -  
Saturday 15th   -   A walk to visit the Pasque Flowers  -  7 miles or 3.5 miles
The Pasque Flower is very rare, with only a handful of chalk or limestone sites where it grows in England. However, they are abundant at Knocking Hoe nature reserve and they were out today on the recci and will still be flowering on the 15th.
The longer walk will start by climbing Deacon Hill, then pass around Pegsdon Hills and Telegraph Hill for coffee break, to pick up the Chiltern Way before looping around Tingley Wood to the Knocking Hoe nature reserve.  We will have our picnic lunch there.   If anyone prefers a shorter and less strenuous walk and would like to join us to see the Pasque Flower and have a picnic let me know you are coming and I will work out a place and time.   This would be about 3-4 miles.
Meet at TVH at 9.25  to arrange car share (leaving at 9.30) and at HarlingtonVillage Hall at 9.40  or go straight there for 9.55  meet at the small car park at the base of Deacon Hill, grid reference 132300. There is limited parking: please share if you can.
Leader   -   Ruth  - 
Thursday 20th   -   6 - 7 miles   Lilley   -   Meet 9.30 TVH  or  Lilley Village Hall car park  10 am,   Picnic   or  Pub
Leader   -   Brenda   -  
Saturday 22nd   -   7  miles and  shorter walk of 4miles.
On the 10th December last year we arranged two walks to Steppingley church to take part in their Christmas Festival. We had a lovely time enjoying a lunch, music and singing. Our return visit is on Saturday 22nd April for their Easter Celebration Lunch with savouries, cakes, hot and cold drinks and raffle and Music. Please try to join us for an enjoyable day and support Steppingley church. There will be two walks, both walks will meet at Steppingley church. Richard and Wendy will lead a 4 mile walk with a coffee stop. The walk starts promptly at 10:30 from Churchill Drive Flitwick. Sue will lead a 6-7 mile walk from Westoning Church promptly at 10am. With a coffee stop. If anyone would like to meet us at the church and not do the walk we aim to be there around 12. I will go to Toddington Village Hall carpark first to leave at 9:40am. For further questions please contact Sue
Leader   -   Sue , with Wendy and Richard
Thursday 27th   -   7 miles   -   Roxton  -   coffee stop and picnic.   STARTING AT ROXTON VILLAGE HALL HIGH STREET ROXTON. MK44 3EB MAP REF: OS GR TL 152 545 Our walk ‘ A four Village Circular Walk’ takes in 4 villages. It is a  7 mile walk with 2 stiles We start at Roxton Village Hall walking to Tempsford stopping for coffee then onto Blunham and stopping at Great Barford Lock for packed lunch. We then follow the Ouse Valley Way back to Roxton. I will be at Toddington Village Hall Leaving at 9:15am  OR you can meet at Roxton Village Hall High Street MK44 3EB (OS GR TL 152 545) to start the walk  at 10am If you need a lift or have any problems please contact Sue
Leader   Sue  
Saturday 29th   -   Details to follow
Leader   -   Sharon   -  

 MARCH WALKING PROGRAMME

Thursday 2nd March   -   Toddington local  -   6.5 mikes  Meet 9.30
Leaders   -  Cathy and Kate  - 
Thursday 9th March  -   Woburn   -   3-4 mile stroll   -   Meet 10.00 am car park opp.Church.  -  Coffee break and optional lunch at Black Horse P.H.
Leader    -   Hilary   -  
Saturday 11th March   -   Billington/Tiddenfoot   -  8-9 miles
This walk mostly follows the river Ouzel to the Tiddenfoot nature reserve where we will have our picnic lunch, then return along the Grand Union Canal passing the church at Billington on our way back.  Bring a drink for 'elevenses' and a picnic lunch.  Meet at TVH to arrange car-sharing, ready to leave at 9.30 or at Hill View Lane at about 9.45, a small residential road off the A4146, opposite Nobby's Farn Shop halfway along this street, where there are good parking bays.
Leader   -   Ruth  -  
Thursday 16th March  -   Wrest Park/Shillington   -   approx. 6 miles
Meet at Wrest Park (MK45 4HR) for 10 am start.   Please park on grass adjacent to Wrest Park Entrance.   We will walk from Wrest park to Shillington then back via Lower Gravenhurst, with a coffee/banana break.   Coffee and refreshments are available at Wrest Park if you are an English Heritage member. 
Leaders Jenny and Ged   - 
Thursday 23rd March   -   Clophill and surrounds   -   4.5 miles
Meet TVH 9.30 to car share  or 10 am Clophill  - Park at the Green
Leaders   -   Mike and Sheila   - 
Thursday 30th  March -   Harlington/Sharpenhoe   -   6 miles
Meet  Harlington Village Hall LU5 6LS where parking  is available, ready to start walking at 10.00    Coffee break in Sharpenhoe Village.
Leader Tony P    -  

FEBRUARY WALKING PROGRAMME

There are 5 walks below for the month of February and as you will see there is 1 Sunday and 4 Thursdays.   If you have a free Saturday and are able to lead any sort of walk please let myself or Tony know and it can be included.
Thank you  -  Yvonne
Thursday 2nd February   -   8 miles   -   Three Locks to Stockgrove   -   
This walk is mostly on the hard surfaces and the well-drained green-sand ridge. But no promises!!
We walk along the towpath, then past Paper Mill to the Greensand Ridge walk to Rammamere Heath where we will stop for a coffee break.
We then walk through Bragenham Woods to Stockgrove country park for lunch at the picnic tables - bring picnic or buy at the cafe.
We return through Baker's Wood and Shire Oak Heath.
Meet TVH at 9.20 for 9.30 to organise car share, or ready to start walk from the three locks car park at 10 am  nearest post code MK17 9DD
Leader  -   Ruth   -
Saturday 4th February 7 miles.The walk will start in the middle of Preston village (NE of Kings Walden) SG47UD.   No stiles, no bogs and no crossing of sticky, muddy fields! If we can start out at 10am we should be back in time to have lunch in The Red Lion (Preston) but as usual, we’ll have an elevenses stop to keep us going.
Please call Lynn if you have any queries or need a lift.
 
Cancelled
SUNDAY 5th February   -   3.5 miles   -   Maulden Nature Reserve
Meet 2 pm  Maulden Church car park  MK45 2AU  (car share advised)
Leader   -   Nita   - 

Thursday 9th February   -   3 - 4 miles   -   Clophill  -  Meet 10 am at the Village Green.near Co op Clophill
Distance 3.6 miles Stop during for coffee or whatever   
Leader   -   Debbie   - 
Thursday 16th February   -  7.25 miles   -   Milton Keynes, Willen Lake
Meet & park at Caldecotte pub & Grill Walton MK7 8HP  for 10am start
Lunch stop half way at the Lakeside pub & grill at Willen Lake.
Leaders   -   Debbie and Nick   -  

Sunday 19 February 3 miles  Start time: 10.30 am
Park at Aspley Guise Recreation Ground car park, next to the entrance to Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, West Hill, Aspley Guise, MK17 8DX.
The walk is about 3 miles, through Aspley Guise, across fields and through woods.
A Go-Easy walk.   
Contact: Penny Jamieson

Thursday 23rd February   -   6 miles   -   Ridgmont / Reynolds  Wood
Meet at Ridgmont train station car park, Station Road. MK43 0XP
Ready to commence walking at 10.00 am
Leader   -   Tony P   - 

 

JANUARY 2023 WALKING PROGRAMME

Below are seven walks for the first month of 2023.  Let us all hope the weather will be kind.

Sunday 1st January   -   This is the one to get you off the sofa and out in the fresh air.   -   4-5 miles depending upon day & walkers wishes
Walk starts from Harlington Village Hall car park at 11 am  Toddington members meet at TVH at 10.45 am
Leader   -   Tony R  
Thursday 5th January   -   This 7-8 mile brisk walk is firm underfoot and suitable for a  winter walk.
We walk to Redbourne across fields, walk through the town then pick up the disused 'Nicky Line' before turning off to have coffee and a snack in the church grounds.
We then return to Flamstead across farm lanes and fields.   I expect to return home for a late lunch so bring something to sustain you at coffee time.
Meet TVH to car share at 9.20 for 9.30 departure.  It is a 20 minute drive if the M1is flowing.   If you are making your own way, the postcode is AL38BS, grid.ref St.Alban's map,TL080145.  Turn into Church Road opposite the village store,and park in the village hall car park. immediately after the church on the right.
Leader   -   Ruth   - 
Thursday 12th January   -   5.75 miles   -   Local   -   Meet 9.30  TVH
Leader   -   Tony M   -  

Saturday 14th January   - 
This will be a 6-7mile circular, starting and finishing at The Red Lion, Offley. Walk start at 10 am There is plenty of car parking in their overflow car park on the right when you reach the pub. Their menu is attached and the bonus is that having eaten there today, I have been given a 15%off voucher we can use against our total bill 😊.
Please call Lynn  if you have any queries.
Leader   -   Lynn  
 
Sunday 15th January, Go easy ramble
Harlington Blue Plaque Walk   2 - 3 miles Gentle walking. Leader Hilary.
Meet  2.00 pm at Harlington Village Hall. Weather permitting.
Even if you have done this walk before it is a chance to get out and be together.
Hilary kindly invites us for tea/ coffee at the end of the walk. Please contact Nita  to book your place on the walk
 

Thursday 19th January   -   5 miles  -   Baldock.  Meet 10.30 Clothall Road
Postcode  SG7 6PD    Park opposite school.    No planned lunch,  many choices in Baldock.
Leader   -   John D.   -  
Saturday 21st January   -   Great Gaddesden   -   Meet Great Gaddesden Church Rd. off Pipers Hill {postcode HP1 3BS) from where we have led some walks in the past.
Distance around 9 miles with picnic lunch and a coffee at the end in the Garden Centre.
Leaders Bev & Keith  -Ruth will be at TVH at 9.20

Sunday 22nd January 2023
2-3 miles    Flitwick Woods towards Steppingley    Leader Nita
Meet at Ryder Way Flitwick 10.30 am Approx. Post Code  MK45 1GN, near The Rufus Centre.
Weather permitting..
Any queries please contact Nita  




Thursday 26th January.   -   6 miles   -   Woburn/Woburn Sands   Meet 9.30,TVH or 9.45 am in Woburn car park. Lunch at The Fir Tree in Woburn Sands. If you want lunch please phone leader to book beforehand.
Leader   -   Tony M   -  
ony Roberts - Chairman
Sunday 29th January 2023
Extra walk 2-3 miles.
Meet 1 pm. at the car park of the Cafe in The Park, Linmere, Houghton Regis.
Directions
Drive through Chalton on the B579 in the direction of Luton until you reach the roundabout at the top of the village, where Houghton Regis is signposted. Take the second exit towards HR . At the next roundabout take the second exit again. After about 100 metres turn left at the traffic lights and the car park is on the right. (It can be seen on Google Earth Streetview - Tony)
Any queries please contact Linda
 
Thursday 1st December   -   5 miles   -   Maulden Woods   -   Meet 9.30 TVH or 10 am  at Maulden Church.   No lunch arrangements.
Leader   -   Tony M   -   01525 872669  -   mob. 07751 776475
SUNDAY 4th December   -   There will be a short 3.7 mile walk before lunch led by Neil and Tony P.
We will meet at the Fancott car park at 10.15 am and leave promptly at 10.30 am
We will walk from The Fancott mainly along the edge of fields and only one hill.!
Hopefully it will not be too muddy.   To return in time to get changed and have a drink in time for Christmas lunch at 1 pm.
 
You will be able to renew your club membership after lunch.
 
Thursday 8th December 4+ miles, Apsley Woods
We will start the walk from the large layby on the left hand side of the road between Woburn and Woburn Sands at 10.00 am
We will stop for a coffee/ banana break part walk round the walk, however no lunch will be arranged.
The weather is forecast to be cold: If the weather is good perhaps I will extend the walk slightly with agreement from the walkers
Meet there, or Ruth will be at TVH ready to leave at 9.30 to arrange car share.
 
 
Saturday 10th December  -      St. Katherine's Way.   A choice of two walks 
4 miles  or  8 miles.
This ramble is designed to have our lunch at Steppingley Church, as they are having a fund-raising Christmas-themed open church, with drinks, savoury and sweet food and tower tours for a donation.  We passed there last month and were so impressed we decided to return with a planned lunch stop.  
Both walks will leave from the parking bays in Churchill Drive, just off Froghall Road, in Flitwick.
 
For the longer brisker walk 8 miles , which is led by Ruth and Sharon, we will depart earlier and Ruth will be at TVH at 9.00 starting from Churchill drive at 9.30
The go easy walk of 4 miles, led by Wendy and Richard leaves from Churchill drive at 10.30 and will be at a leisurly pace.
Both groups will ahve a brief coffee stop en route and we aim for both groups to arrive about 12.30. We will depart to walk the remaining mile or so when we are ready: we may set off in two groups if peaople want to stay for the tower tour, provided carsharing works out OK.
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CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW
I have been advised that as members so enjoyed last Saturday's short walk it will be repeated on Thursday 15th for all members, including those who could not walk that day
This go easy walk of 4 miles, led by Wendy and Richard leaves from Churchill Drive, just off Froghall Road, in Flitwick,. at 10.00 am       
 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
                                              🌲🍷🔔
 
 Cancelled due to weather
Thursday 3rd November ,
Clophill/Clophill Wood  -  4-5 miles  Led by  Mike & Sheila Briggs  Meet 10 am
park as near as possible to the Green.  
 
Saturday 5th November   -   Lilley   -   6 - 7 miles     Meet  10 am at Lilley Arms   -   Limited parking in the lane, maybe parking at the Village Hall and walking along to the Pub.  Leader will check with the Pub about eating there afterwards.
Leader   -   Lynn   -  
 
Thursday 10th November   -   Woburn/Woburn Sands  -   6.5 miles  Meet 10 am Car Park opp Church.   Lunch at Fir Tree   Inform Tony M  if wishing to eat there.
Leader   -   Tony M  -
Cancelled due to weather
Thursday 17th November   -   Ridgemont/Reynolds Wood   -   6 miles   Meet 10 am Ridgemont Station   -   Coffee stop and picnic
Leader   -   Tony P  -
FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER  -   A.G.M   -   7.30  TVH 
Cheese  &  Wine          Committee  to  provide
Saturday 19th November   -   Ridgemont/Eversholt   -    A  9 mile walk starting in Ridgmont, walking to Eversholt and on to Woburn where we will have lunch at The Bell. Ffrom there we will return to Ridgemont through Woburn park.   Start 10.00am from Church Street Ridgmont (this is the road that goes into a footpath to Segenhoe Church). Ruth is leaving from TVH at 9.30.
Leader   -   Celia and Bob   -
Sunday 20th November   -   Maulden Woods   -   4-5 miles   Meet A6 car park Deadman's Hill, north  of Clophill  to commence walking at 10.30
Leader   -   Tony P. 
Thursday 24th November  -   Sharpenhoe Clappers   4 miles   Meet  9.30 TVH   - Phone Linda    if not going to Toddington Village Hall
Leader   -   Linda   -  
Saturday  26th   -   Harlington/Leagrave   -   6-7 miles with coffee and packed lunch stops. We will leave Harlington Village Hall carpark at 10am Walking to Upper Sundon where we will have our coffee stop. It is muddy in places but we will take it steady. Down to Lower Sundon then heading towards Leagrave Train station, stopping for packed lunch and passing some of my childhood playgrounds. Lovely walk and hopefully it will stay dryMeet 10 am Harlington Village Hall, walk to Leagrave Station and back on train.  Coffee stop and picnic
Leaders   -   Sue and Graeme   -  
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                                          REMINDER
SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER   -   CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT   FANCOTT ARMS
There will be a short pre lunch walk to be led by Neil   -
Christmas Lunch at The Fancott on Sunday 4th December at 1pm (For those who have booked with Sue)Please arrive in plenty of time to purchase a drink, collect your menu choice card for your table for lunch to be served at 1pmThere will be a short local walk 3.7 miles before lunch led by Neil and Tony P We will meet at The Fancott carpark at 10:15am and leave promptly at 10:30am We will walk from The Fancott mainly along the edge of fields and only one hill! Hopefully it will not be too muddy.To return in time to get changed and have a drink in time for Christmas Lunch to be served at 1pmYou will be able to renew your club membership after lunch. Looking forward to seeing you all

 
OCTOBER WALKS PROGRAMME 
 
Thursday 6th October Dunstable Downs / Kensworth 7 miles 
Meet at Chiltern Gateway visitors centre LU6 2GY to commence walking at 10.00
Parking free for NT members with valid membership card
Coffee break & picnic stops along the way 
Leader Tony Price
 
Thursday 13th October   -   Westoning/Pulloxhill   -   5 miles
Meet     15, Home Farm Way, Westoning at 9.45  (MK45 5LL)
Leaders   -   Maureen and Malcolm

Saturday 15th October   - I plan to lead a walk from Stagsden which will be about 6 miles. The walk goes via Bromham, so I plan to stop at Bromham Mill where we can have  a stop for a bite to eat and drink, although it will likely be a little early for lunch. I also hasten to add that I thought the café  looked a little on the expensive side but there are benches nearby if anyone doesn’t want to use the café.
The start point will be by the church in Church Lane, where there is room for several cars. Please would  people be there in time to start walking at 10:00 am.
Leader   -   Lynn 

Thursday 20th October   -   Turvey/ Carlton   -   6.5 miles  -Cafe or picnic before the end of the walk.
We will be stopping at the cafe at Emmaus village which is before we get back to Turvey and members can choose to use the cafe or have a picnic.
Meet  TVH  to leave promptly at 9.30   If going straight there check parking with Brenda
Leaders   -   Brenda  and David
               
Saturday 22nd October   -  The  Cople. Trail     - Leaders   -   Sue  and Eileen  
We have changed our walk to The Cople Trail 6-7 miles starting at 10am from All Saints Church in Cople (grid ref: TL 102485) Post Code MK44 3TU
There will be a Coffee stop and Picnic stop
The walk takes in lovely views across the vale and we will be able to see the Cardington hangers.
We do cross some ploughed fields unfortunately, but we will take the walk slowly and hopefully enjoy the sunshine.

Sue 07805792590
01525797333


SUNDAY 23rd October   -   Guided Walk  -
4 mile geological walk looking at Fuller's Earth industry around Aspley Woods.    TVH.  Cancelled due to forecast rain and potential for slippery slopes and boggy sections.
Leader   -   Ruth    

Thursday 27th October   -   Cranfield   -   4.5 miles  -  Coffee break
Meet  10 am   Partridge Piece, Cranfield,  MK43 0BP.   Quiet roads and fields  Muddy if wetl.
Leaders   -   John and Sue -

Saturday 29th October  -  
Change of plan:  4 mile walk taking in the southern part of Katherine's walk between Flitwick and Steppingley.  Meet at the parking bays in Churchill Drive, just off Froghall Road in Flitwick. Depart at 10.00. Ruth will be at TVH at 9.25.
For more information call Sharon
Leaders   -   Sharon and Beryl.
 
SEPTEMBER WALKS PROGRAMME 

Thursday 1 September
Concrete cows, ancient Abbey, Roman remains – where else? Milton Keynes!  About 3 miles, easy terrain but steps up and over railway line.
Start: 10.00 Parking: Public car park just passed residents club,
Constantine Way, Bancroft Park, Milton Keynes, MK13 0RA, off H2 (Millers Way). Contact: Penny

Saturday 3rd September   -   Easy circular riverside walk from Bedford to Kempston Mill.  -  5 miles approx.
We will meet 10.25 at the BUS STOP on the HIGH STREET, opposite to FLITWICK POST OFFICE to catch the NUMBER TWO (2) BUS TO BEDFORD.
This service only runs hourly so do not be late.  If you have one, bring your BUS PASS.  We will start our return journey from the Bus Station.
Park your cars at the CBC car park at Flitwick Station, opposite Tesco
Parking cost is £1.50 for the day.    Due to a later start bring a picnic lunch.
I hope this different way of traveling will be successful.   We will be avoiding the heavy Saturday traffic, save on petrol costs and expensive parking in Bedford.
It should work, give yourself plenty of time and I will keep my fingers crossed we all get on the bus.
Leader   -   Nita  
                                      
Thursday 8th September   -   Toddington Local Walk Leader Cathy Tabor 5-6 miles
Start from TVH car park 9.30 am
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BEDS WALKING FESTIVAL
                       
Saturday 10th September   -   Harlington to Pulloxhill   -  7 miles
Meet   9.30  Harlington Village Hall  -  bring snack & drink
Leader   -   Tony P. 

Thursday 15th September   -   Sundon Hills & Sharpenhoe Clappers  -   6 miles - 9.30 start
Meet Sundon Hills Country park  LU3 3PE(only approx)  OS GR TL 047 285 bring snack & drink
Leader   -   Tony R
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Thursday 22nd September   -   Toddington Local   -   6-7 miles  -  Picnic
Meet 9.30  at TVH
Leaders   -   Cathy and Kate   

Sunday 25th September  -   Maulden Circular   -   3 miles   -
Walk starts 10.30 from Maulden Recreation Ground.  Park in The Brache, MK45 2DR
A Nature Reserve walk, variable surfaces.   Coffee stop during the walk
Leaders      Nita and Brigit  -  contact Nita  
 
Thursday 29th September  Woburn leader Penny

Meet 10.00 at Woburn Car Park for 4-5 mile walk through park via Paris House, returning on Greensand Ridge path.

 
AUGUST WALKS PROGRAMME
 
Thursday 4th August. - Harlington & Sundon Quarry -  6.5 Miles
Walk start from Harlington Village Hall car park at 9.50 (Todd members meet at TVH at 9.30)
Picnic & Coffee stop
Leader Tony R

SUNDAY 7th August   -   Flitwick Moor & Flitwick Wood  -  4 miles
Meet at Brook Lane MK45 5EJ off Flitton High Street next to the Church ready to commence walking at 10.30
Please park considerately in lane  Coffee stop during walk
Leader Tony P.  

Thursday 11th August   -   5.5 miles  -   Tingrith   -   Coffee stop
Meet 9.30 TVH  or  10 am  Tingrith Church.
Leaders   -   Brenda and David   -   

Thursday 18th August   -   3 miles stroll   -   Marston Moretaine with a difference
Meet at TVH at 9.30 am or at The Green, Marston Moretaine, MK43 0NF
(park outside Captain Sir Tom's family home. The Old Rectory)  Coffee break at the Visitors' Centre
Leader  -  Beryl 

Saturday 20th August   -   Toddington local   -   8 miles  -   
Meet 9.30  TVH   -   Coffee stop and Picnic
Leader   -   Ruth 

Thursday 25th August   -   7 miles   -   Ardeley  -  cafe at end
Meet 10.30   Church Farm car park   SG2 7AH
Leaders   -   Wendy and Richard 

 
JULY WALKS PROGRAMME

Thursday 7th July   -   7.5 miles   -   Woburn/Potsgrove
LeaveTVH @ 9.30 commence walk from Woburn car park opposite the Church @10.00   -   Picnic
Leader   - Tony P   - 

 Saturday 9th July   -   6.5 miles  -   Maulden  Woods  TVH at 9.30 - 9.45 walk start from car parking near to Maulden Church
Leader  -   Tony M  -

 Thursday 14th   -   5 miles   -   Letchworth   -   Picnic
Meet 10.00  at John's house, 67, Penn Way, Letchworth Garden City,   postcode  SG6 2SH
Leader   -   John D,   -  

 Thursday 21st  July   -   7miles   -   Starting and finishing at TVH  9.30
Coffee stop and Picnic
Leaders  -  Cathy & Kate   - 

Saturday 23rd July   -   5.5 miles  -   Toddington local   -   meet 9.30 TVH
Leader   -   Tony M   -  

SUNDAY 24th July   -  Concrete cows, ancient Abbey, Roman remains  -where else?  Milton Keynes! About 3 miles, easy terrain.  Start 10.30
Parking:   Public car park just past residents club.  Constantine Way,.Bancroft Park  Milton Keynes, MK13 0RA, off H2 (Millers Way)
Leader  -  Penny  -
  CANCELLED

Thursday 28th July - Harlington to Pulloxhill & back   7 miles
Commence from Harlington VH car park at 10 am
Coffee & Picnic stop  - Leader  Tony P

Saturday 30th July   -   Riverside walk  -  Bedford to Kempston Mill.
Approx. 5 miles gentle walking.  Share cars if possible. 
Meet  Prebend Street car park MK42 9BX   (£1.80 for two hours) to start walking  at 10.15   If transport needed contact Nita
Leader   -  Nita 
    Cancelled


 
JUNE WALKS PROGRAMME
TUESDAY 14th June   -   Harlington   -   A  summer evening walk
Meet Harlington Village Hall car park, leaving at 6pm.
A gentle walk for about an hour, across the fields and along Lower End,  through a small woodland area by the stream then heading back to Bury Orchard and our church where hopefully the sun will shine and you will join us for a drink and enjoy your evening picnic.
Leader   -   Sue   - 
 
Thursday 16th June   -  
My walk on Thursday 16th June will be 6 miles. Start of walk 10 am Whitwell and St Paul’s Walden. Coffee and Picnic stop. We have a gentle climb out of the Mimram valley. Passing St Paul’s Walden Bury House, birthplace of the late Queen Mother in 1900 and stopping at St Paul’s Walden Church for coffee.Walking on through woods and fields. Passing Stagenhoe (Sue Ryder Home) and stopping for our picnic with a view. Parking at the far end of Whitwell High Street near bus stop. Past The Bull public house on the left. Emily’s Tea shop is open until 3pm if you fancy a cake and cup of tea after. Which is a very short drive from where we park. I hope you can join me and if you need a lift please phone me.  -   Sue

Leader   -  Sue  - 
 
Sunday   -   19th June   -  A short of about 3 miles in the  Waterhall area of Milton Keynes.   Walk is mostly riverside and flat.
Start at 10.30 from car park.
Parking  - Irish Centre/Rugby Club, Manor Fields, Watling Street, Fenny Stratford, MK2 2HX
From McDonalds roundabout on A5, go along Watling Street, turn left, signed Irish Centre/Rugby Club (opposite Dobbies Garden Centre) 
Drive passed these, bear left to end of parking area.
Apres Walk:  Dobbies cafe if you wish.
Leader   -   Penny 
 
Thursday 23rd   -   7.5 miles  -   Lidlington  -  
Leave TVH at 9.30  to commence walk from Lidlington at 10.00
Meet at Bye Road, MK43 ORU , meet at top end  and near Chiltern Close, where more space is available.
Brunch stop during walk.
Leader   -   Tony P. 
 
Saturday 25th   -   6 miles   -   Woburn/Woburn Sands   -  meet 10am
Woburn Car Park.   -   let Tony know if eating at Fir Tree part way, otherwise picnic.
Leader   -   Tony M   -   01525 872669   -   mob  07751 776475
 
Thursday 30th   -   3 miles   -   Ashridge  
 It will be about three miles and very easy (no nasty hills!) Rosemary and I will be at Toddington Village Hall until 9.30 to give anyone a lift who needs one. We will then all meet at the Ashridge obelisk at about 10.10 and after the walk there will be coffee at the N.T. cafe. Looking forward to seeing you on 30th.-  
Leader   -   Linda   -
 
 MAY WALKS PROGRAMME
What a great month we have to look forward to,  8 walks on our programme and finally a few days at Lulworth for many.
Thursday 5th   -   7 miles   -   Lilley   -   Meet 10 am  -  This 7 mile walk will start at 10 am from the end of Warden Hill Road, Luton, Post Code  LU2 7AE.                 Past Cardinal Newman School on your left. At the end of the road bear left, there is a parking area. It’s not huge so car share if you can. We will stop at  the church in Lilley for lunch. Hopefully sitting in the sun on the benches. Hope to see you there.
Leader   -   Sue   -  
Saturday 7th   -   6.5 miles   -   Maulden Woods   -  
The walk remains at Maulden
Meet at TVH at 9.30 but walk will start from the top of Church Road in Maulden at 10 am
We will stop in Kingswood for your own refreshments
Leader   -   Tony M.

Thursday 12th   -   7 miles   -   Preston   -   Meet  9.30  TVH   -  check with Brenda for parking if going to start.    Picnic before end.
Leaders  -  Brenda and David   -  
 
Saturday 14th May  -  6 miles  - Tea Green  LU2 8PS  Pub Lunch if you wish
Leader Lynn
Sunday 15th   -   A second attempt for a Sunday afternoon walk.Blows Downs, Dunstable.   3.5 miles   on the lower levels of the Downs. Some great views on a clear day.
Meet 1.30 pm outside NEXT on the White Lion Retail Park, Boscombe Road, Dunstable.  Postcode LU5 4WL     4 hours free parking. (in the correct car park)
An early start will mean we finish in time for an afternoon cuppa at Priory View.
Leaders   -   Nita     - 
                    Yvonne - 
Thursday 19th   -   6.5 miles   -   Aspley Woods   -   Meet  10 am
Longslade Lane Car Park.   Picnic lunch after coffee stop.
Leader  -  Tony R  -  
Saturday 21st   -   6 miles   -   Local Toddington walk   -   Meet  9.30   TVH
Leader   -   Tony M  -
Thursday 26th  -  7 miles   -  Ridgmont  -    Meet 9.30  TVH  or outside
Rose & Crown PH, MK43 0TY - ready to commence walking at 10 am
Please park considerably in Village.   Brunch stop during the walk.
Leader  -  Tony P   3  -  a.price887@ntlworld.com
Saturday 28th   -   7-8 miles  circular walk -   Old Warden   -   Meet 10 am  at Old Warden Village Hall, Bedford Road, SG18 9HB, where there is parking.
Picnic lunch.
Leader   -   Jill B   -  
 
Monday 30th –  Off to Lulworth for our club holiday. (there are a small number of places for the Elan Valley holiday in 2023: contact Sue Fox if interested)
 
 
APRIL WALKS PROGRAMME
 
Sunday  3rd   -   3 miles   -   Clophill  - History of the High Street  -
On the A6 at Clophill turn Right into Back Street and Right again into Readshill.   Please park towards the bottom.    Meet at 10.30 am
Leader    -   Nita  
 
Thursday 7th   -   8 miles   -   Studham   -    Meet TVH ready to leave
at 9.30 or meet at the car park at TL026155 by 10 am.  If you are going straight there, please let Ruth know. If road through Studham is still closed, divert along Buckwood Lane, 2 o clock at Whipsnade roundabout, then first right.
Leader   - Ruth
 
Saturday 9th   -   City of London Walk   -   All details were sent in emails on   7th February   and   1st March.  by Kate  
 
Thursday 14th   -   4 - 5 miles   -  Ampthill to Kingswood  - Bluebell walk
Meet 10 am  Ampthill West Car Park
Leaders   -   Maureen and Malcolm  
 
Thursday 21st  -  5 - 6 miles   -   Millbrook /Lidlington  -  Meet 10 am
Over bumps to Millbrook, turn left at T junction into Station Lane, car park on Left before Proving Ground.
Leader   -   Nita  
 
Saturday 23rd  -  6.5 miles   -  Woburn to Woburn Sands   -  
Meet  TVH  9.30. -    Fir Tree halfway round.  - Let Tony know if you are eating in the Fir Tree, otherwise  picnic.
Leader   -   Tony M 
 
Thursday 28th   -   7 miles  -  Clophill 
Meet TVH @ 9.30, or Clophill village green.  MK45 4AD  ready to commence walking at 10 am. 
Parking beside village green or on High St,   please be
aware of parking restrictions on one side of the village green
Brunch stop during  the walk.
Leader Tony P
 
MARCH WALKS PROGRAMME

Thursday 3rd March

Priory Park / Danish Camp, WillingtonPark at Priory Country Park, Visitors Centre, Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9DJ Start at 10.30 amWe will take a riverside walk, via Castle Mill Lock, where we will stop for a short coffee break. Then onto Danish Camp where we can have lunch in the very nice café overlooking the River Ouse.  Menus attached. We will get your choices on the day prior to starting the walk or preferably, to save time on the day, let Sue know beforehand of your choiceUnfortunately you can’t eat your own food at the Danish Camp, but it is fine to just have coffee/tea in the café and find somewhere along the way to have your picnic.We will return along the cycle track to Priory Park. Priory Park to Danish Camp: approx. 3+ miles, about 2 hours.  Danish Camp to Priory Park: approx. 2 miles, 1¼ hours You could arrange cars with someone if you feel this is too far and would like to walk one way from Priory Country Park to Danish Camp and have lunch. Contacts: Sue Fox  &Penny Jamieson

 Saturday 5th March   -   9 miles   -   Little Gaddesden and Golden Valley

We will walk through Golden Valley to Frithden then through woods and fields to the Ashridge Monument then back through Sallow Copse to Golden Valley.
There will be a morning coffee break, and a picnic lunch at the Monument:          
You could buy lunch at the cafe but the queue can often be quite long. 
Start at the car park on the West side of the road through Little Gaddesden, opposite the B road to Hudnall, GR997128, at 10 am.
The car park is small, so car share if you can 
I will be at Toddington Village Hall car park ready to leave at 9.30 where we can arrange transport.
If you are going straight there let me know.
Leader  -  Ruth 
 
Thursday 10th   March-   5 - 6 miles   -   Baldock   -   Meet 10 am  London Road  +
Chiltern Road.  Postcode  SG7 6LU   -   Pub or Fish and Chip shop.at end
Leader   -   John   -
 
Saturday 12th   March -   6 miles   -   Maulden Church to Ampthill   -   Meet 9.30 am TVH
Walk start 9.45 Maulden Church, Church Road.:  Coffee stop at the Hub
Leader  -    Tony M.   
 
Thursday 17th March - 4 miles - -Sundon Hills 
Start 10 am from Sundon Hills Country Park car park
Leader - Tony R
 
Saturday 19th  March -   9 miles   -   Stagsden/Turvey   -   Picnic lunch
Start Point  By Stagsden Church. 
Parking opposite entrance to Brown's Farm Shop (Postcode MK43 8SH)
Start Time  10 am
Leaders   -   Bob and Celia   
 
Sunday 20th March
A Go-Easy walk for a Sunday morning.  Start time: 10.30 am

Park at recreation ground car park next to the entrance to Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, West Hill, Aspley Guise, MK17 8DX.

The walk is about 3 ½ miles & is a mixture of woods, fields & urban areas, on tracks, field paths & pavements. Leader - Penny

 
Thursday 24th  March  -- This walk will be at Flaunden and about 6 miles long. Start time 10.30am, Parking on the road Flaunden Hill HP3 0PP adjacent to phone box, bring packed lunch. There are 2 steep hills and will be muddy in parts.
Leaders   -  Wendy and Richard   -  
 
Thursday 31st   March-   Toddington short walk  10.30 am from Village Hall -  
Led by Cathy                                                                                          
First Aid Course  1.00 pm  in Village Hall
Picnic lunch for walkers and non-walkers  12.30 in Village Hall
Full details were sent by email to members on 12th February

 FEBRUARY WALKS PROGRAMME


Thursday 3rd February
Sundon Hills to the Clappers & back 5 miles
This walk will commence form Sundon Hills car park at 10.00 am (Grid Ref  TL 047285)
There will be a coffee stop part way through the walk but no lunch stop is planned
Leader Tony R
 
Sunday 6 February – Go Easy Walk
Lodge Lake/Loughton.  About 3½ miles, 1½+ hours.  All on hard surfaces.

Meet at 10.30 at Lodge Lake CP, Bradwell Road, Milton Keynes.  Bradwell Road is off the H4 (Dansteed Way) and is signed to the National Badminton Centre.  The Car Park is on right just before you get to Badminton Centre on the opposite side of the road. (Badminton Centre Postcode: MK8 9LA.)  If you come along the A5 dual carriage way, take the exit signed to National Badminton Centre and follow the shuttlecock signs.
The car park is small’ish, therefore car sharing recommended.  Please arrange lifts amongst yourselves. Walk start 9.45.am
Walk starts off round the small lake to Loughton Valley Park and on to the ancient village of Loughton, then passes the equestrian centre.  There are pretty views across the fields to the City centre.

Leader Penny
              Link to Car Park: https://goo.gl/maps/h2uWm3uBGajXnQXy6 

Thursday 10th February

Aspley Heath walk
This walk will commence at the lay-by car park between Woburn & Woburn Sands on the left hand side coming from Woburn (1.25 miles from Woburn) at 10.00 am
This car park sometimes gets a lot of off-road cyclists so car share if possible & park off the road on the parking area
There will be a coffee stop but no lunch stop
The distance is 4 miles but could be extended if we get a nice warm sunny day
Leader
Tony R

Saturday 12th FebruaryAmpthill/Maulden 7 miles with picnic stop.  Start walk at 10.00, meeting in Ampthill on the corner of Saunders Piece and Cornwall Road. Street parking available in Saunders Piece and Lea Road. Link to location on Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/V9BKrn519R13PkiW9For any further information phone Sharon.

Thursday 17th FebruaryWrest Park / Gravenhurst   4.5 miles with Cafe at end This walk will go from Wrest Park to Shillington via Gravenhurst & back. It will be 5.5 miles in length & led by Jennie & Ged

Some parts are muddy so poles could be helpful. We will have a coffee / banana break at Shillington church to admire the viewsMeet at 10 am  in Wrest Park to commence walk
Parking is limited outside Capability House so you may have to park on the grass outside the entrance to Wrest Park cafe *
*Jennie is  not sure if you have to be a member to use the coffee shop here, so bring your EH membership card if you have one.

Led by Jenny & Ged

Saturday 19th FebruaryToddington / Fancott 3.5

 miles with Cafe at end Walk start 9.30 am TVHLed by Tony M
Please let Tony know if you intend to go to the cafe.

Sunday 20th February – Go Easy walk led by Yvonne & Nita   CANCELLED
Well here it is, the first Sunday afternoon short walk.

Blows Downs, Dunstable.  3.5 mile walk on the lower levels of the Downs.

Some great views on a clear day.

Meet 1.30 pm  outside NEXT on the White Lion Retail Park, Boscombe Rd,
Dunstable. Postcode  LU5 4WL.
An early start will mean we finish in time for an afternoon cuppa at 
Priory View.

Thursday 24th FebruaryToddington  - 7 miles 9.30 am TVH     Led by Cathy
There will NOT be a picnic as there is no suitable place, However there will be a coffee stop.


 

JANUARY WALKS PROGRAMME
 
Sunday 1st January  - NEW YEARS DAY WALK  -  4.5 miles   Harlington
Walk off  New Year’s Eve excess off & finish in time for lunch at home
Meet at TVH 10.45   Start HVH 11.00 am prompt  Tony R 
 
SUNDAY 9th January   -   Go Easy Walk   -   3-4 miles in Ampthill Park.
Optional snack or coffee at The Hub
Meet   TVH  10.00 am to start walk from West Car Park at 10.30 am
Hopeful this might appeal to those who have very little to do on a Sunday, so let's give it a try.
Leader   -   Nita  

Thursday 13th January  -   Walk 1      3 - 4 mile walk at Priory Lake, Bedford
Meet  TVH  10.00 am to start walk from the Totem Pole at Priory Lake at 10.30 am
Optional snack or coffee at the cafe.
Leader   -   Nita  

Thursday 13th January   -   Walk 2      7 mile walk   -  Woburn
This will  be the elephant walk again: it is grassy or well drained under foot, only a small part that has any potential for mud. Meet  TVH at 9.20 am  ready to leave at 9.30 am . or at Woburn Car Park at 9.45 am
Just turn up on the day.   bring a drink and a snack
Leader   -   Ruth

Thursday 20th January    4 mile walk   Streatley
Meet at layby on Church Rd, near allotments Walk start 10 am
Leader   -   Hilary 
 
Sunday 23rd January
Marston Moreteyne Forest Centre
Leader Nita details to follow

Thursday 27th January   -   3 - 4 mile walk  -   College Lake
This walk walk will start from Startop.s End Reservoir car park, POST CODE HP23 4LJ
There is a £4 all day car park charge.  Meet 10.00 am
Leaders   -   Yvonne &  Beryl    
 
DECEMBER WALKS PROGRAMME
  
Thursday 2nd  December   -   Go Easy Walk   -    9.30  TVH  or  10.00  Great Brickhill.
I will be going straight to Great Brickhill   Meet at bus shelter opposite Old Red Lion Pub (MK17 9AH)  Roadside parking along Lower Way.
Walk   -   About 3.5 -  4 miles along tracks, canal and fields.  Option to go to Old Red Lion PH, nothing booked,  PennyNo need to let me know whether or not you are coming.
 
Sunday 5th December Pre Christmas Carvery lunch walk

Cathy and Neil Tabor  will be leading the walk before lunch. Approx. five miles. Park in the Club car park and be ready to start the walk at 9.45 am.

Note the address for the club is Dunstable Downs Golf Club, Kensworth, Dunstable  LU6 2NBFrom Dunstable centre take West St., then left up Whipsnade Rd. The club is then on your left after 0.7 milesPlease be very aware of the 20 mph speed limit in the Dunstable area.

Any queries please contact Nita
 
Followed by Christmas Lunch at Club House  - 12.30  for  1.00 pm
NOTE THE MEETING TIME FOR LUNCH IS 12.30 PM NOT 12 NOON AS PREVIOUSLY STATED
(see events page for lunch details)
 
Thursday 9th December -  Leave TVH at 9.20 am
Walk starts from Ouzel Valley car park MK10 9JZ at 9.50 am
Milton Keynes 6 1/2 miles No lunch but take snack
Leader  -  Tony R

Thursday 16th December   -  
Woburn to Woburn Sands and back – 7 miles
Meet at TVH 9.30 am
Walk start from Woburn car park at about 9.45 am
Lunch at The Fir Tree (half way round) in Woburn Sands
If you require lunch please let Tony M  know in advance so that he can inform the pub.
Leader   -   Tony M.  - 
 
Sunday  26th December   -   BOXING DAY WALK   -   5 miles   -  Toddington/Tebworth
Starting Toddington Village Hall, ready to leave at 9.30. No need to book.
The antidote to Christmas Pudding.   Mostly on grass, and hopefully avoiding too much mud.
Be warned there are lots of stiles.   Wear an Xmas hat if you have one!   bring hot drink and
small snack.
Leader   -   Ruth   -  
 
NOVEMBER WALKS PROGRAMME
 
Thursday 4th November   -   7 mile walk   -   Billington   -   Snack and drink for 'banana time'
Leave TVH at 9.30 or meet at  Billington at 9.45, Hill View Lane GR 938229  This is a curved residential street with plenty of parking bays, opposite a farm shop on the A440. 
Either turn off the McDonald's roundabout on the A505 Leighton Buzzard bypass, and Hill View Lane is on your right, or come down Stanbridge Road and turn right onto the A440 and the street is on your left.
Leader   -   Ruth 
 
Saturday 6th November   -   6 -7 mile walk   -   Pulloxhill   -   Pub option   -  
Meet 9.30  TVH  or 9.50 Pulloxhill. 
Please meet by the church on Church Rd, Pulloxhill, Bedford MK45 5HD. There is parking on the road nearby. Please let me know if anyone needs a lift from Toddington.
After the walk there is the option for lunch at the Cross Keys but I have not made a reservation.
The walk may be muddy in places if it rains.
Leader   -   Jill     
 
Thursday 11th November   -   5.5 mile walk   -   Maulden Woods   -   Pub  (Numbers needed so contact leader if having lunch)
Meet 9.30  TVH  or  9.45   George Pub car park.
Leader  -   Tony M. 
 
Saturday 13th November   -   9 mile walk   -   Three Locks   -   Picnic and cafe
Meet 10 am  Three Locks Car Park  OS ref SP892284
Walk will be along canal towards Leighton Buzzard to join Greensand Ridge Walk, follow to Rushmere Park for lunch.. 
Picnic tables and a cafe for hot dinks  Continue to Stockgrove and back passing Paper Mill Farm.
Leaders   -  Bob and Celia
 
Thursday 18th November   -   7.5 mile walk   -   Barton/Hexton
Leave  TVH  at  9.30  or  Barton  10 am  Stop  for brunch
Meet  Recreation ground.  Old Road, Barton-le-Clay, MK45 4LB where parking is available.
Leader   -   Tony P. 
 
Saturday 20th November  -  
I will do a 6-7mile circular walk from Kimpton. If anyone wants to have lunch afterwards in The Boot and use their car park, please arrange that with the pub first but they have always allowed us to use the car park before so hopefully they will again. I will have to shoot off after the walk, I'm afraid, so I won't be able to join you.
For those of us not pubbing, we will have to park considerately along the street but I suggest we meet by the pub car park anyway,  ready to start out as soon as close to 10 am as possible. – Lynn
 
Thursday 25th November   -   5 mile walk   -   Stewartby   -    Lunch  - The Kiln
 Starting at 10 am from The Kiln Café, Stewartby. OS Ref. TL020423

From the middle of Ampthill, take the B530 towards Bedford.   In 2.2 miles turn left (signed Stewartby).   Go under the railway bridge, straight over the first round-about and just before the second round-about turn right into the car park.   You will see The Kiln sign high on the building which is behind the Stewartby shop. (Please do not park at The Kiln if you are not planning to have lunch there.   There is a small car park to the right of the shop or parking on the roadside.)

We need to pre-order food before we start walking.   We will have a separate, huge, indoor dining area at the Café to ourselves.

The walk will be through part of the Forest Centre to Millbrook Station and then, after a road walk, we will head across fields with expansive views of the Covanta Incinerator, returning to Stewartby via several tunnels under the two railways.
Leader   -   Beryl
 
Saturday 27th November   -   7 mile walk   -   Toddington/Chalgrave   -   Cafe at end
Leader   -   Tony M 
 
OCTOBER WALKS PROGRAMME
 
Saturday 2nd October  -   5.5 mile walk   -   Harlington & Westoning -  coffee stop - no lunch
Start at 9.45 am from Harlington V.H car park (may be crowded due to football, so car share if possible)
Leader  -   Tony R  
 
Thursday  7th October   -  5 mile walk   -   Offley   -   No lunch arranged
Meet 9.30 am  TVH  or  10 am  near to Red Lion Pub.   Do not use pub car park unless having lunch.
Leaders   -   Brenda and David  
                     Contact Brenda   - 
 
Saturday 9th October   -   5.5 miles   -   Toddington   -  
Meet 9.30 am   TVH
Leader   -   Tony M   - 
 
Thursday 14th October   -   7.5 mile walk   -   Lidlington  - Leave TVH at 9.30 to commence walk from Lidlington at 10.00 am.  -  Meet at Lidlington train station beside Bletchley entrance  -  stop for brunch.
Parking available in Bye Rd  MK43 0RU,  park up top end  near Chiltern Close where more space is available.
Leader   -   Tony P   - 
 
Saturday 16th October   -   5 mile walk   -   Flitwick to Steppingley  -  parking details to follow
Leader   -   Nita  

Thursday 21st October   -   4.5 mile walk   -   Stockwood Park, Luton   -   picnic or cafe at end
10 am start  -  parking details to follow
This is a gentle walk in Stockwood Park, including the Discovery Centre and Gardens
The cafe does not serve hot food but there are hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, rolls and cakes  (scones and cream are delicious!)
Leaders   -   Yvonne and Beryl 

Proceed southwards down the M1.   Leave at Junction 10 and travel along the Spur Road.   Keep in the left hand lane and leave at the first run off.

At the round-about, go straight ahead along London Road towards Luton Town Centre.   At the first traffic lights turn left towards Stockwood Park Golf Centre.

Follow the road round to the right, then keep to the right.  The road ends at the Car Park.   There is no charge.
Maximum 14 walkers   -   Contact Yvonne  
 
Saturday 23rd October
The route I have planned is a little over 7 miles but we can extend to include going up Ivinghoe Beacon if the weather’s good and people want to.
There are a couple of steeper climbs but there are no stiles and if it’s a nice day, there should be some lovely views of course.
I will meet everyone at the Ivinghoe Beacon NT car park on Beacon Road, which is the road off the B489 to Ringshall, ready to walk at 10 am. It will be a picnic lunch.
If anyone wants to go but needs a lift, please let me know – Lynn   07944 568489
 
 
Thursday  28th October   -

This walk will be Apsley Heath/Bow Brickhill and be about 6 miles in length

It will have a picnic break part way through the walk which will start at 10 am from the car park on New Wavenden Heath  GR SP924336  Nearest PC MK17 9HZ

Leader   -   Tony R   - 6 mile walk   -   Apsley Heath/Bow Brickhill   -  Picnic
Start at 10 am from car park on New Wavenden Heath  GR SP924336  Nearest Post Code MK17 9HZ
Leader   -   Tony R 
 
Saturday 30th October        
7 mile walk   -   Woburn/Woburn Sands   -  Pub or Cafe
Meet 9.30 am  TVH or 9.45 am Woburn car park
Leader   -   Tony M
 
 
SEPTEMBER WALKS PROGRAMME          
 
Thursday 2nd September  -  7 - 8 mile walk   -   Totternhoe to Eaton Bray
Meet at TVH car park at 9.20 to arrange car share if desired, or the National Trust car park at Totternhoe Knolls at 9.45.   -   Coffee break, and a picnic.
No need to book turn up on the day.  If terrain is dry we will go on some steep parts with rough grassland, if wet these will be avoided.
Exact route yet to be decided.!!!
Leader   -   Ruth 
 
Thursday 9th September   -   5 mile walk  -   Henlow/Langford   -   picnic 
Meet  10am  at Gardeners Lane car park, Henlow   SG16 6DJ
Leader   -   John  

 
Thursday 16th September   -   8 mile walk   -   Ampthill/Houghton Conquest  -  Meet 10 am Ampthill Park, main car park. -   Optional coffee stop at Wooden Hills near end of the walk.
Leader   -   Sharon 
 
Saturday 18th September   -   4 mile walk   -   Millbrook Circular (Reverse of June walk)
Meet 10 am  -  Turn Left at Millbrook Proving Ground to park.   -  number of walkers is 14
Leader   -   Nita 
 
Thursday 23rd September   -   Train/Walk with option for breakfast before train trip
Breakfast and train departure at Ridgmont Station   -   4 - 5 mile walk from Woburn Sands to Ridgmont  via  Aspley Guise.
Leaders   -    Penny & Beryl (Penny is the contact for this walk)  Maximum number of  walkers is 14
 
Saturday 25th September  -   8.5 mile walk   -   Wheathampstead   -   Leave TVH 9.30
to commence walk from Wheathampstead at 10 am.   -   Stop for Brunch   -
Meet East Lane car park, AL4 8SB located behind Miller & Carter pub, no charge for parking
Please use second car park in East Lane and not the pub     Unlimited Walkers
Leader   -   Tony P  
 
Thursday 30th September   -   7.5 mile walk   -   Woburn/Potsgrove   -   Leave TVH  9.30 commence walking from Woburn Car Park  (opp Church)  10 am  
Brunch at Potsgrove Church     Unlimited Walkers
Leader   -   Tony P  
 
WALKS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST
 
Thursday 5th August   -   7 mile walk   -   Woburn Sands/Wavendon  -  Meet 10 am Shoppers Car Park off Russell Street, Woburn Sands (free parking) -  coffee break and picnic 
Wear stout footwear for mud, long grass and stinging nettles.  
Also difficult stiles - (not for the faint hearted.) Limited to 14
Leaders   -   Beryl and Brenda  
 
Thursday 12th August   -   6.5 mile walk   -   Toddington/Wingfeld/Chalgrave   -   Meet 9.30 am Toddington  V.H.-   cafe at end - Unlimited
Leader   -   Tony M   
 
Saturday 14th August   -   6 mile circular walk from Pepperstock -  Meet 10.00 am at  HARPERS  COFFEE  SHOP.  Post Code   LU1 4LL   Park at far side of Parking area.
Directions - M1 South - J10 A ( Airport ) -  Harpenden Road  A1081.  Second right turn into HALF  MOON LANE. Cross over M1 - 1st left to Harpers, or A6 to Stockwood Park Roundabout then as above.    Lots of long grass and nettles !!
It would be nice if you could stay for a light lunch as we are parking there.
Leader    -   Nita   - Limited to 14
 
Thursday 19th August   -   5 mile walk   -   Pulloxhill   -   Meet 10 am 15 Home Farm Way, Westoning
Leaders  -   Maureen and Malcolm   Limited to 14
 
Saturday 21st August   -   mileage to follow  -   Harlington/Flitwick   -   Meet 10 am Harlington V.H.  -  
There will be a shorter option when walkers can catch a train back. coffee break and picnic
Leaders -   Sue and Graeme  Limited to 14
 
Thursday 26th August   -  Upper Sundon 6 miles -   Meet 10 am Harlington V.H.
Pub Lunch with Picnic alternative.
Leader   -   Sue    Limited to 14
 
Saturday 28th August   -   5.5 mile walk   -   Stockgrove   -   Meet 9 am   Check parking with leader.  Ideally we will park for free at the area on the right just past the car park entrance where the footpaths commence..
If full park in the carpark for £4 for 3 hours-  lunch at end   -  Unlimited
Leader   -   Tony M  
 
 
 
WALKS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

Thursday 1st July   -   4 mile walk    -   Flitwick   -   Meet 10 am   -   check parking with leader
Leader   -   Joan  -  

Saturday 10th July   -   6.5 mile walk   -   Marston Moretaine Millenium Walk
Meet 10 am   -  Forest Centre Car Park (need to pay)   -   coffee/banana break -Cafe at end.
Leaders  -   Mike and Sheila  

Thursday -  15th July   -   6 mile walk   -   Woburn Deer Park   -   Meet 10 am
Park opposite Church
Leader   -   Sharon   - 

Saturday 17th July   -   BIGGLESWADE  COMMON  and  RSPB  SANDY 5 miles
Park at Dan Albone car park Biggleswade:   Start at 10.30 am.       Lunch at RSPB gardens
Leader   -   Nita   - 

Thursday 22nd July   -   7 mile walk   -   Toddington   -   Meet  9.45   Toddington Village Hall   -   Coffee break
Leader -   Tony P.   

Thursday 29th July   -   6 mile walk   -   Kimpton   -   Meet 10 am  -  Parking details to follow.
Leaders   -   Debbie and Nick   - 



 

 
 


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