Short Walks in Bedfordshire

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Henlow Millennium Meadow

Description and Walk

Calling this a ‘walk’ might be stretching things a bit. The Millennium Meadow is 3 fields with the River Ivel passing by on one side. It doesn’t take long to walk around it. See our video.

Undoubtedly it makes for a great picnic location on a warm day, and it’s a place where children regularly go to take a dip or paddle in the shallow river. The water there is particularly clean, as one of the Ivel’s sources is Barton Hills with its chalk-filtered springs.

If you want to extend your walk you can go across the wooden Millennium Bridge where you will reach a stony path that leads past farmers' fields and the privately owned Poppy Hill Lakes which are the preserve of fishermen. Our video shows stolen glimpses of the lakes which are visible from the footpath, but they appear to be very much in ‘Oi! get orf moi land’ territory. They look nice, though, along with the adjacent barley fields in summer.

Short Video of Henlow Millennium Meadow

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Parking address: Gardeners Lane, Henlow, SG16 6DJ.

Parking is at the end of Gardeners Lane in a nice little car park that parks around 11-12 cars. Should that be full, there's no problem with parking in Gardeners Lane.

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Parking at Henlow Millenium Meadow

The car park

Millennium Meadow parking.

View of car park from the first field

Place/s to Eat

The Five Bells in Henlow Hight Street is a nice place for a meal and pint, and it's very close to the Millennium Meadow.

Address:  101 High Street, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6AE.

Tel: 01462 811 125

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The Five Bells at Henlow

Further Information

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Owned by Henlow Parish Council, here.

The Five Bells here.

Google map here.

PDF with details

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