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Greensand Ridge Walk 1: Leighton Buzzard-Woburn


The Greensand Ridge Walk is Bedfordshire's premier long distance walk. The route spans the county for a total of 40 miles, following the greensand ridge. The walk is an ideal introduction to the history, landscape and wildlife of this part of the county. Section 1, from Leighton Buzzard to Woburn, takes you through a variety of landscapes, from the calm of the Grand Union Canal, through historic Stockgrove Country Park, and finishes in the beautiful Georgian town of Woburn.

Leighton Buzzard lies to the north of the A505, about 8 miles to the west of Dunstable. There is parking off of Leighton Road or at the train station.

Start/Finish Point

The route starts from the road bridge on Leighton Road in Leighton Buzzard and ends in the centre of Woburn, at the fire station on George Street.

General Information

Length: 8.5 miles (13 km)    Time: 5 hours

Refreshments: Leighton Buzzard town centre (about 450m from the start of the walk), has a full range of pubs, shops, cafés, etc. Rushmere Country Park (about 800m from the route), has a café. In Woburn, there are shops, pubs and cafés.
Public Toilets: These are located at Rushmere Country Park.


Route Description

Click here to download the route description and map.

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