SWC Walk 232: Lidlington to Flitwick T=SWC.232
Distance: 13.7 Miles or 22.0 km (with short cuts of up to about 2.5 miles/4 km available in the instructions)
Difficulty: 6 out of 10 (4 or 5 if one or more short cuts used)
Train: Take the 9:13
West Midlands Birmingham New Street train from Euston Station
, changing at Bletchley (arriving 9:49 and departing 10:01), eventually arriving at Lidlington at 10:22. Return trains from Flitwick are Thameslink Services on the hour and half hour to London Bridge and various other Central London stations.
Buy a day return to Lidlington.
This varied walk beings in Marston Vale
and takes you up to and along the Bedfordshire Greensand Ridge
through mixed woods and open heathland to historic Ampthill
. It also passes the atmospheric ruins of Houghton House
and across Flitwick Moor
, one of the most important wetland sites in the Southeast. You can find more information about the walk and download the walk instructions here.
The recommended lunch stop is the Prince of Wales
/ 01525 840 50) 5 miles/8.1 km into the walk. However, there are also various other choices available in Ampthill, as well as, further along the route in Maulden. Flitwick offers tea and other late afternoon refreshments in a number of places suggested in the walk instructions.
Enjoy the walk!