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Greensand Ridge 3: Ampthill-Haynes Walk

Greensand Ridge 3: Ampthill-Haynes Walk


The Greensand Ridge Walk runs 40 miles from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay, following a ridge of greensand which rises from the clay vales on either side. This section passes by Church Meadow, Mauldon, a Site of Special Scientific Interest with a diversity of flora and fauna, and Chicksands Wood, one of the largest ancient woodland sites in the county.

How to get there by car: Ampthill is situated in mid-Bedfordshire, approximately 8 miles south of Bedford on the A507.

Parking: There is a large car part in Ampthill Park.

Start description Bedford Street, Ampthill.

End description The small hamlet of Deadman's Cross on the A600.

Walk Route: Ampthill, Maulden, Clophill, Haynes (Natural interest)

Miles: 9


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Map reference: TL 033381  Lat: 52.03169 Long: -0.49561

A market town in Mid Bedfordshire, about 8 miles south of Bedford on the B530 and 1.5 miles north of Flitwick, on the junction of the A5120 and A507.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Flitwick station