Turvey - Gorewelle - Turvey Circular

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Turvey is arguably Bedfordshire's prettiest village, with many homes built from local stone. The walk takes you from the village centre, right outside the beautiful All Saints Church, which has Saxon origins and a lychgate dating back to 1856. You'll see the River Great Ouse at Turvey Mill, which has now been converted to residential apartments. On the High Street you'll pass the Village Stores, once the Tinker's Inn or The Tinker of Turvey Inn and then Turvey Abbey, which is now owned by the Order of Saint Benedict. It consists of the Priory of Our Lady of Peace (the nuns) and the Monastery of Christ Our Saviour (the monks).

We then head into the abbey park and out into more remote countryside and woodlands. On the way we cross the now dismantled Bedford to Northampton railway, which was closed to traffic in 1962. There are now moves to have it re-opened! There is plenty of wildlife and real peace and quiet on the countryside section of the walk.

This walk is excellent if you want to take the dog along and there are two excellent pubs (Ye Three Fyshes and The Three Cranes) within yards of the start and finish point.

England - Central England - Bedfordshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Restaurant, River, Wildlife, Woodland
16/01/2020 - David Russell

A really pleasant winter morning walk 16 Jan 20). The directions are good but the bridleway between WP7 and WP8 has disappeared and the route now goes across a plowed field. Otherwise a lovely and relaxing walk.

31/03/2019 - Dennis Johnson

Pleasant walk with generally good directions. Please note at point 12 Keepers Cottage is now called Church Cottage. At point 17 when you hit Newton Road opposite is Nells Well. Whilst this is gated across it is a point of historic interest priding itself on the fact that as a well it has never ran dry

27/05/2012 - Trevor Green

This was a very pleasant walk with fabulous countryside views. Our favourite part of this walk was when we looked all around us and all we could see was fields! It was easy to navigate and it was nice to come to the end of the walk and have a pint in The Three Cranes Public House. Would recommend to people who wish to have an easy walk and is suitable for dog walkers.

09/05/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to David Steel for his update for this walk. May 2012. Adrian (Admin)

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