Short Walks in Bedfordshire

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Willington to Great Barford Along The Great Ouse

Description and Walk

From the Danish camp at Willington there are at least three very pleasant walks you can take near to the River Ouse. We have another one listed here - Opens in new tab.

This walk is from Willington to Great Barford and back again. It takes about 3/4 - 1 hour to walk each way.

To do the walk, simply walk past the Danish camp along the tarmac path keeping the river on your left. As our video shows this will take you past a weir and lock, along farmers' fields, over a couple of small wooden bridges, and then across a large, green steel one. The river stays in view all the way along.

At the end of the walk you can sit on the green by the Great Barford bridge where people take to their canoes, or visit The Anchor pub were you can get a meal or a pint to enjoy on the premises, or else to take across the road to drink beside the river.

Short Video of a riverside walk from Willington to Great Barford

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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

The Anchor is the perfect place to eat or get refreshment at the half-way point of this walk - before setting off back again.

Address: High Street, Great Garford, MK44 3LF

Tel: 01234 870364


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The Anchor pub at Great Barford

Further Information

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The Danish Camp, Willington here.

Danish Camp Google map here.

Great Barford 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.