image for Walking Route item typeNorth Bedfordshire Wolds-Upper Dean to Swineshead at Bedford

Walking Route

Town - Bedford

Town - Bedford


High Street,
MK40 1RN


This is a 5 mile walk on ancient tracks and footpaths linking quiet villages. The walk has fine views and passes Swineshead Wood and Spanoak Wood where you will find a fine display of bluebells in the season.

How to get there by car: Upper Dean is to the north east of Swineshead. The Kimbolton Road, B660 takes you straight from Bedford to Pertenhall, then take the road to Swineshead, carry through the village and take the first right to Upper Dean.

Please park carefully near Upper Dean Church.

Start Description This circular walk starts from Upper Dean Church.

Start Nat GR TL046676

Miles: 5


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Map reference: TL 051497  Lat: 52.13560 Long: -0.46582

The County Town of Bedfordshire, located on the junction of the A6, A421 and A428, about 15 miles north-east of Milton Keynes and 18 miles north of Luton. Bedford is around 40 miles north of London and is reached via the A421, from junction 13 of the M1 motorway.

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: 0 miles from St John Bedford Rail station