image for Walking Route item typeMarston Thrift Trail-Marston Vale Forest at Marston Moretaine

Walking Route

Marston Thrift Trail-Marston Vale Forest

Marston Thrift Trail-Marston Vale Forest


An interesting walk centered on the ancient woodland of Marston Thrift. The route follows both existing Rights of Way and permissive paths within the woodland and across the countryside to the village of Cranfield. Marston Thrift is situated on the clay soil of the ridge and the paths can become very boggy during winter months. It is strongly advised that if the route is used during these months appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear are worn.

Start/Finish Point: Marston Thrift car park at Marston Moretaine Wood End. Start GR: SP 972412

How to get there by car/Parking: The Marston Thrift car park is situated at Marston Moretaine Wood End, which is off the A421, approximately 4 miles north-east of junction 13 of the M1. Limited car parking is also available in Cranfield.

Walk Route: Marston Thrift - Cranfield

Access: Style-free

Miles: 3


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Map reference: SP 997416  Lat: 52.06380 Long: -0.54705

Marston Moretaine is off the A421, approximately 4 miles north-east of junction 13 of the M1 between Bedford and Milton Keynes.

Bus: Bedfordshire Bus Info line: 01234 228337, Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm
Travel Line: 0870 6082608, 7 days a week, 7am -10pm
Train: National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950 24 hour service

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Millbrook Rail station