Short Walks in Bedfordshire

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River Great Ouse at Willington - by the Danish Camp

Description and Walk

Our video, below, shows a circular walk which takes about 1 hr 20 mins, but there are other ways to walk, and you don’t have to go for so long.

Our route was as follows: By the Danish Camp's car park, find the signpost for the Circular Riverside Path and follow its direction to find the river.

Once by the river you can only walk in one direction. Keep walking until you see the road bridge with its arches on your right (shown in the video). Just past the bridge you’ll find another sign pointing the way to Willington Dovecote.

Follow this sign past lakes on either side of you, and then past open fields. Immediately after the fields you’ll see another sign to Willington Dovecote and then you'll see a bridge.

Just before the bridge is a big steel gate. Go this way if you want to walk the more scenic route beside the brook on the home leg. If not, cross the bridge and take the tarmac path back to the Danish Camp. The path by the brook takes you back to a small bridge that you already crossed on the way out. The tarmac path goes straight back to the Danish Camp’s car park - it’s a bit quicker.

Short Video of a riverside walk by the Danish Camp, in Willington

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Parking is Free.

Parking address: Chapel Ln, Willington, Bedford MK44 3QG

The Danish camp has a good free parking area - if you intend to be one of their customers (Cafe, boat hire, etc.). Otherwise you should park on the road outside. There is plenty of nearby road space with no yellow lines.

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Entrance to the Danish Camp

Entrance to The Danish Camp

Roadside parking is available

The yellow lines are only at road corners.

Place/s to Eat

There are three options nearby. You can use the Danish Camp’s Cafe, or very closeby is the popular Frost’s Garden Centre at: Sandy Rd, Willington, Bedford MK44 3QP.

Lastly, also very close (and my preference), The Blossom Cafe at The Willington Garden Centre at: 109 Bedford Rd, Willington, Bedford MK44 3PR - it’s usually less crowded than Frosts.

The Blossom Cafe Willington

Further Information

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The Danish Camp, Willington here.

Google map here.

PDF with details

The pdf, below, contains address and parking location details similar to the ones on this page. Print out the pdf file if you want something to carry with you. Pdf opens in a new tab.