Short Walks in Bedfordshire

Felmersham Gravel Pits

Description and Walk

Felmersham Gravel Pits is a really nice, slightly secluded place to stroll around with plenty of geese and ducks living and breeding amongst the tree islands in the middle of the water filled pits.

Aside from the manmade lakes there is grassland, scrub and broadleaved woodland, which is home to a good deal of wildlife, including cormorants, goosanders, stoats and possibly mink (we only caught a fleeting glimpse) as well.

Something of a hidden gem, in our view, this 21.6-hectare site, positioned between Felmersham and Sharnbrook in Bedfordshire, is classed as an area of special scientific interest. If you do a circuit of the site you will have to exit via a low style at one point and come back in via a gate. This is fine, as you will still be strolling in nearby fields.

Felmersham Gravel Pits is managed by Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambs and Northants.

The site is split into two parts by a road called ‘Causeway.’ The small parking area that is available is generally ample for the tiny number of non-local visitors.

See our short video at the bottom of this page.

Parking

Parking address: Causeway, Felmersham, Bedfordshire. Causeway has no houses, so no postcode, but if you want something very closeby: High Road, Felmersham, Bedford, MK437HL.

There is a concrete hardstanding for parking. It's not huge, but has always been adequate for a site that does not get the attention that it deserves. Note: we always walk on the part of the site that is across the road from parking spot.

Google Map

Parking area on Causeway

Heartwood Forest Car Park

Across the road from the concrete hardstanding

Place/s to Eat

We have never been, but the Sun pub in Felmersham looks nice judging by their website, here: https://www.thesunfelmersham.com/

Address:  The Sun, Grange Road, Felmersham, Bedfordshire, MK43 7EU.

Tel: 01234 781355

 

Heartwood Tea Rooms

Short Video of Felmersham Gravel Pits

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Further Information

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The Wildlife Trust page, here.

The Sun pub here.

Google map here.

PDF with details

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