18 November 2018
Access Out There has recently been out there at the Bedford River Valley Park. In the 1960s Dr Beeching identified thousands of miles of railway routes for closure. Possibly one of the few benefits of these closures is that in many parts of the country the disused railway routes have been turned into walking or cycle paths which by their nature are relatively easy to traverse and therefore give a great opportunity for all abilities to go out there. We at Access Out There have already visited one on the Camel trail in Cornwall so finding one relatively close to our Bedfordshire base was not to be missed. The route in question is Cycle Route 51 between Bedford and Sandy. We set out to walk part of the route, from Priory Country Park in Bedford to Danish Camp which is about half way to Sandy. This part of the route is known as the Bedford River Valley Park. It is an easy walk, and a good opportunity to get fresh air and exercise in the countryside and beside the Great Ouse River where there is plenty to see. Go to the Beds River Valley link on the places out there page to see our day out there and maybe inspire you to plan your own.