North Beds Heritage Trail 7 - Old Warden to Bedford 11/09/18

The last leg of our 70+ mile circular trail around North Bedfordshire started at Old Warden from where we headed north towards Moggerhanger. Before reaching Moggerhanger and after passing Sheerhatch Wood we turned left and headed gently downhill towards Willington. This stretch gave us outstanding views to the north and west which included the hangars at Cardington. In Willington which paused for lunch at St Leonards Church very close to the Willington Dovecote & Stables (NT) which are 16th-century, the dovecote containing nesting boxes for over 1500 birds.

After lunch we continued towards Bedford along the path of the old Bedford to Sandy railway passing numerous information boards and Priory Country Park. The final stretch was alongside the south bank of the Ouse, pausing briefly at a blue plaque commemorating the baptism of John Bunyan in around 1650.

We then crossed the Town Bridge to St Pauls Square where our trail had srarted in March

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