image for Walking Route item typeThe John Bunyan Trail Section 2 at Bedford

Walking Route

The John Bunyan Trail Section 2

The John Bunyan Trail Section 2


The trail begins at the Moot Hall in Elstow and passes through some of Bedfordshire's most attractive and scenic countryside. It is full of interest and intrigue and visits a variety of nostalgic places connected with John Bunyan.

Start/Finish Points: Start at Moot Hall, Elstow, Finish at Sundon Hills Country Park.

How to get there by car/parking: Elstow is situated south-east of Bedford just off the A421 (the Southern Bedford bypass). Parking is very limited in the village. Please park thoughtfully. Alternatively there are many car parks in Bedford itself and it is possible to walk or take a bus to Elstow.

Walk Route: Elstow-Shefford-Meppershall-Shillington-Hexton-Barton-le-Clay-Lilley-Streatley-Sundon Hills Country Park (Historical interest)

Miles: 25


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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