Short Walks in Bedfordshire

Royston Heath

Description and Walk

Royston Heath, AKA Therfield Heath, is a very popular destination for walkers, dog-walkers, picnickers, archers, rounders players, and gazebo packing family gatherings. In fact, on a warm day the place seems unusually populated with people committed to enjoying themselves with gentle pastimes. Royston Heath has a nice atmosphere about the place.

Our video, below, gives a good idea of what to expect when you get there, but the Heath also stretches across the hills to Royston Golf Club, and walkers can either choose to remain local or else stroll  back over the undulating grasses toward the A505 and into stray golf ball territory.

The Heath offers a couple of natural plateaus and fields which are perfect for picnics and family gatherings. This year, 2020 (and maybe every other year) the Cafe Bar has setup a beer tent and outside dining area to make the best of the summer weather.

This is a recommended location.

See our short video at the bottom of this page.

Parking

Parking address: Baldock Road, Royston SG8 5BG

There is ample parking available, spanning at least 3 major parking areas. Even on very busy days there always seems to be enough.

Google Map

Entrance to Royston Heath

Look for the 'Heath' sign on Baldock Road.

Parking at Royston Heath

Plenty of parking available.

Place/s to Eat

Something of a no-brainer here. The Heath Cafe Bar is very popular and sits right in the middle of the Heath.

Tel: 01763 243613

https://www.roystonheath.co.uk/

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Alternatively, for those who enjoy traditional fine dining, there is a McDonald's about half a mile away. It's on the roundabout where Baldock Road meets the A505.

Royston Heath Cafe

Short Video of Royston Heath

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Further Information

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Therfield Heath and Greens, here.

The Heath Cafe Bar 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.