The Greensand Ridge Walk 3 - Ampthill to Haynes

Introduction

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 3, starting in the busy Georgian town of Ampthill, takes you through Church Meadow and Maulden Wood, both Sites of Special Scientific Interest.  The route also passes through Clophill and by Chicksands Wood, one of the largest ancient woodland sites in the county.

There is a large car park in Ampthill Park.

 

Start/Finish Point

The walk starts in Bedford Street in Ampthill.  The walk ends at Deadman's Cross, on the A600 near to the village of Haynes.

 

Access and General Information

Length: 8.8 miles (13½ km)      Time: 4 hours

 

Refreshments: Ampthill has a range of pubs, cafés, restaurants and shops.  There are two pubs in Maulden, The White Hart and The George, and a shop and a post office

 

Route Description

Click here to download the route and map.