Stevington Country Way

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A 14th Century cross stands in the centre of the village of Stevington. In The Pilgrim's Progress, the cross is the point where Christian loses his burden. The walk takes us from the village along to the Bromham to Northampton disused railway line, which has fine views over the Ouse Valley and goes past the Stevington Windmill. The final stretch is along the sides of the river overlooking Oakley House estate, then past the windmill back into the village to finish by the cross, where we can also shed our burden. Please note as the walk uses a number of bridleways and other tracks used by cyclists and horses it will be muddy underfoot after rain and appropriate footwear is essential.

England - Central England - Bedfordshire - Countryside

Features

Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife
14/07/2014 - John Faulkner

Although we enjoyed this walk the four of us agreed that this is a '3 star' because; the route almost loses it's way, and appears to take us through private land from waypoint 6 to 7. (this is further evidenced by the PRIVATE sign on the gate that we climbed over at waypoint7. We dodged some of the road walking by turning right at grid 995525 and following the Ouse Valley Way into Bromham. Pick the footpath up again at 009517 having walked through pleasant housing. Then there is some unavoidable and not particularly safe road walking before escaping to the riverside. On the whole, an easy walk, but loses points for the above reasons.

28/04/2013 - Jennie Middleton

We completed this walk last weekend and it was wonderful. I do agree about the Wm 11 - 13 being a bit of a challenge (we had our deaf dog with us), but we were able to navigate this section without too much of a problem during a busy weekend. This is a lovely walk with beautiful areas to stop for a picnic and just take in the landscape and enjoy the peace. Be mindful of one section where you cross a road to join Stevington country walk; you do have to climb over a farm gate as there is no pedestrian gate which could be problematic for some.

18/07/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Richard Hardy for his updates and three new photos for this walk. July 2012. Adrian (Admin)

17/07/2012 - Richard Hardy

I resurveyed this walk as it was on the review list. Although I didn't have my two collies with me on the day I thought it was a great dog walk as it avoids any contact with livestock and for much of it's length is enclosed. Whilst there is no way of avoiding the short road walking section between 11 and 13 (and I searched the hedgerows for a shortcut for a long time), the section is quite short and there are verges along most if it's length, and by sensible walking to ensure you are seen it should be ok. You can always retrace from WP 11 to Wp 9 and cut to WP 16, but the river bit is great and it would be a shame to miss it

23/08/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

I'm afraid the only way I can see to avoid the road walking is to turn left at wm 9 to pick up the route at wm 16. You could walk the route backwards from wm 16 to 13 (follow the map), then back again to enjoy the scenic river section, twice.

20/08/2006 - vincent doherty

A very enjoyable walk with good views but the section between points 11 and 13 are quite dangerous, particularly if you have a dog, as the road is very busy at weekends and there is no pavement.

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