image for Walking Route item typeKempston Rural Walk at Kempston

Walking Route

Kempston Rural Walk

Kempston Rural Walk


Forest of Marston Vale


High Street,
MK42 7BT


Kempston Wood (40 acres) was bought by the Woodland Trust in 1997. It is an ancient wood of ash, oak and field maple situated on the West Bedfordshire Clay Ridge within the Marston Vale Community Forest. Fine views of the surrounding countryside and Bedford town can be seen from the wood edges on this pleasant circular walk.

Start/Finish Point: The suggested starting point for this walk is off Green End Road in Kempston Rural. Start TL 011476

How to get there by car/Parking: Kempston Rural is accessed by the A5134 which runs from Kempston to Bromham. Kempston is situated south-west of Bedford. Parking is available at Church End, Kempston Rural (closing at dusk).

Walk Route: Kempston - Kempston Rural - Kemspton Wood End (of natural interest)

Miles: 4


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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