North Beds Heritage Trail 3 - Sharnbrook to Keysoe Row 08/05/18

Not so much heritage on this leg, but plenty of views across the north Bedfordshire landscape from the undulating trail. This leg was only 8 miles, but that was just as well as the weather was still very warm the day after the record breaking May Bank Holiday Monday 

We left Sharnbrook via the High Street passing the oddly named Swan with Two Nicks Pub and the imposing old Police Station. We left the main road before reaching the mill and headed north east for a few miles crossing the St Pancras - Leicester railway line and the A6. The tranquility was only being interrupted by the clay pigeon shooting from the nearby outdoor pursuits centre. We soon turned right to head south east to reach Riseley with its old cottages and plaque commemorating the introduction of a turnpike in 1802. From Riseley, it was out into the countryside once more through a field with a huge herd of ponies until we reached Keysoe Row

 

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