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Walking Route

Ouse Valley Way - Turvey to Sharnbrook

Ouse Valley Way - Turvey to Sharnbrook


The trail takes you through the picturesque Ouse valley with its meandering tree-lined river, historic villages and abundant wildlife. This section starts in Turvey, an attractive 19th century limestone village, past Harrold-Odell Country Park with opportunities for bird watching, and past Odell Great Wood, an ancient woodland designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Start/Finish Point: Start description The route begins at the Three Cranes public house just off the A428 in Turvey. The route ends in the centre of Sharnbrook. Start Nat GR: TL046493

How to get there by car/Parking: About 10 miles west of Bedford, Turvey lies on the A428. There is roadside parking near the Three Cranes public house and by the war memorial. There is also a large layby on the A428, approximately 750 metres from the start of the walk.

Walk Route: Turvey-Carlton-Harrold-Odell-Sharnbrook (of historical and of natural interest)

Access: Stile-free

Miles: 7


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Map reference: SP 945524  Lat: 52.16178 Long: -0.61989

Turvey is situated on the A428 about 7 miles west of Bedford. A frequent bus service (up to hourly) operates between Bedford and Northampton Routes X2 and X3. A villager bus occasionally operates from Milton Keynes one day a week (Thursdays)

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