Programme of Walks

 
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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