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Willington Heritage Trail

This interesting walk takes you on a tour around the attractive village of Willington, a site which has seen over two thousand years of human occupation. You will walk past many of the houses and cottages which make up the village today and learn about the history of each. Two routes can be taken, one of 1½ miles and one of 2½ miles.

Willington is situated on the A603 about 4½ miles east from the centre of Bedford.
There is a car park at the National Trust Dovecote in Church End.

Start/Finish Point
The walk starts in Church End, Willington, by the National Trust Dovecote.
OS Grid Reference - TL107499 Map Explorer 208

General Information
Length: 1 and 2 miles (2.4 km and 4 km)    Time: 1 hour
Surface Types: You will walk across surfaces ranging from hard and firm to grass or uncultivated earth paths without any ruts, to cultivated farmland.

Refreshments are located at the Danish Camp and at Frosts Garden Centre. There is also a pub, The Crown, in Station Road and a shop on the A603.

Route Description
Click here to download the map

This leaflet has been produced by the Willington Local History Group as part of the Willington Heritage Project which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with support from the National Trust and Lafarge Aggregates, among others.

Willington Local History Group is a voluntary organisation which arranges a varied programme of talks, visits and activities to increase knowledge and enjoyment of local history. 

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