image for Picnic Site item typeBedfordshire's Green Gateway at Kempston

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Bedfordshire's Green Gateway

Bedfordshire's Green Gateway


Bedfordshire's Green Gateway is a major initiative by the Forest of Marston Vale to create a swathe of woodland and green space between the expanding communities of Wootton and Kempston. Linked by public footpaths are the three new woodlands of Buttons Ramsey, Ridgeway Wood and Van Diemen's Land.

Start/Finish Point: Start description The three woodlands can be accessed from Wood End Lane. Start TL006467

How to get there by car/Parking: The three woodlands lie to the west of Bedford and can be accessed from Kempston or Wootton. From the west end of Kempston High Street, take Ridge Road then Wood End Lane. From the village of Wootton, go north on Wootton Road and then turn left onto Wood End Lane.


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Map reference: TL 026474  Lat: 52.11540 Long: -0.50302

A town about 1½ miles to the west of Bedford town centre, reached via the B531.

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Kempston Hardwick station