Circular Walks around Swineshead
Swineshead is a quiet village of about 60 homes in North Bedfordshire, near to the borders with Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book, (but then spelt "Swineshefet). Many of the houses are timber-framed, with several dating from the C16th, and over 15 are grade 2 listed.
All the walks start from the C14th church of St. Nicholas, which is particularly attractive at the focal point of the village. This and several of the other properties adjacent to the walks are described under Points of Interest overleaf. Part of the walks may be muddy and pass through difficult terrain. It is recommended that walkers wear strong footwear, let someone else know where they are going, and take care where conditions are rough. Where the walks are over grassland with livestock, dogs must be kept under close control and preferably on a lead.
Swineshead is a living community most of which has been designated a Conservation Area to preserve it for future generations. We hope that you will enjoy the walks around the village.
All three walks start and end at the Church of St Nicholas in the village.
Walk A - Length: 1 mile Time: 1 hour
Walk B - Length: 2½ miles Time: 1½ hours
Walk C - Length: 1¼ miles Time: 45 minutes
Surface Types: You will walk across surface types ranging from hard and firm with no stones larger than 5mm, to grass or uncultivated earth paths with ruts and mud, to farmland.
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The Country Code
PLEASE - Keep to the rights of way Keep dogs under control Do not deposit litter Close gates behind you Do not damage growing crops Do not pick wild flowers
This leaflet was produced with support from Bedford Borough Council and Pertenhall and Swineshead Parish Council