Short Walks in Bedfordshire

Stevington Windmill Walk

Description and Walk

There are probably a few places where you can pick up this walk. We joined a footpath with a small parking area off Park Road, Stevington: parking details below.

If you stay on it, the path eventually takes walkers around to the far end of Park Road – if coming from Bromham.

We had heard that his path was a little uninteresting and closed-in. In fact, we found it to be plenty wide enough and, in 2020 at least, festooned with berry bearing trees of all kinds: blackberries, hawthorns, rosehip, sloes, rowans, elderberries, and so on. Even apple trees.

Rather than continue on the path all the way into the far end of Stevington, we took a right-turn at the second major intersection of paths and followed the line of farmer’s fields towards the windmill.

After inspecting the postmill windmill (a type that can be manually turned to face the wind) we walked the 100 metres, or so, to Park Road and then picked up the footpath near the end of the village to finish the walking loop and return to our car.

 

View from the walk.

If you wanted to walk the same route as us. The directions would be:

  • From the parking spot, walk along the grassy path until you reach the second major crossroads in the paths.
  • Turn right at that intersection and head for the windmill (now clearly visible) by following the path by the farmer’s field.
  • After reaching the windmill, find Park Road (about 60 – 100 metres away), and turn-left onto it.
  • Walk along the road a bit (maybe 200 metres) and pick up the footpath beside the house that looks as if it might have been an old chapel. The footpath will eventually bring you back to your starting point.

See our short video at the bottom of this page.

Parking

Parking is Free.

Parking addresses: Small parking area (shown below) on Park Road, Stevington MK40 7QF (approx). Coming from Bromham end, this is to be found on the left of the road about 100 metres after the Oakley turn-off (which is Church Lane).

Alternatively: Park in Park Road Stevington, aim for postcode MK43 7QG. There is a footpath near the end of the village which will loop you past the windmill and back to Park Road again. See pictures, below.

Stevington Windmill parking spot

Off Park Road, soon after the turn-off for Oakley.

Off Longsalde Lane opposite Woburn Golf Club

This footpath is to be found on Park Road at the end of the village.

Place/s to Eat

The Red Lion at Stevington has a good reputation for great food and friendly service. Not cheap, though.

Address:  The Red Lion, 1 Park Road, Stevington, MK43 7QD

Tel: 01234 823946

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The Red Lion at Stevington

Short Video of the Stevington Windmill Walk

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Further Information

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Bedford Borough Council here

The Red Lion here

PDF with details

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