Dog walk

Barton Hills Nature Reserve

Bedford, Barton-le-Clay

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Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, On Lead Areas, Pathed Routes, Animals On Route, Water On Route

About this walk

Amazing hills and valleys make this place a worth while visit. Park for free on Church Lane and walk up the lane. There are several pathways to choose from. You can see the massive peak from here and I took this path along the field to the reserve. Its high up with steep paths and steps. You will need to be reasonably fit. But the views over the valley are worth it. It's like a mini peak district. There is a wood and stream at the bottom with flatter paths. I enjoyed the slim paths running around the hills. Wild ponies roam. If you enjoy a challenge, try it.

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Comments (8)

  • TamrielTamaskan profile

    a year ago

    Lovely scenic walk!

  • Helenf profile

    a year ago

    Very nice interesting walk. Dog Thoroughly enjoyed himself.
  • JCJ92 profile

    9 months ago

    Great walk
  • waggydog profile

    7 months ago

    Lovely surroundings, and nice length walk. A few picnics near stream, but could still go for a paddle off lead. Didn’t see any cattle or ponies, so managed more off lead than on!
  • Vickyoskin profile

    6 months ago

    Brilliant walk! hilly which also means great views❤️ also a great little river to have a splash in great for dogs and kids🙌
  • Allyturnbu profile

    2 months ago

    Hills are intense! Fantastic views. Kids and dog loved it as much as we did!
  • BTier19 profile

    a month ago

    Our favourite dog walking area, by FAR!!! Very hilly, lots of pheasants which our cocker loved to chase (didn’t catch any, don’t worry!) beautiful views for miles. We my not have found the main parking area but where we do park is only big enough for 6-8 cars?
  • Sallyrebecca92 profile

    a month ago

    Lovely walk, very hilly
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18 Church Rd, Barton-le-Clay, Bedford MK45 4LA, UK View on Google

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Location details

Park on Church Lane for free. The reserve is sign posted. Check the website for postcodes and numerous entrances.

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