Local Information Centre Guided Walks and Local Walks
Sandy Town Council and Central Bedfordshire Council have together produced a leaflet showing six diverse walks around Sandy which will appeal to different types of walker. The leaflet containing these Walks is called the 'Jubilee Walks' and was published in 2012 to commemorate HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee (see PDF version)' The leaflet includes the:
Sandy Town Walk (approx 1 hour) - a route which passes a number of interesting buildings in the town and includes a varied landscape of water meadows,woods and hills
The Squires Walk (approx 2 hours) - a route through the estate of the Pym family who, as squires of Sandy, have resided on their Hazells Hall estate since 1761.
Sandy Pushchair Walk (approx 45 mins) - a walk suitable for pushchairs. The route is flat and follows tarmac paths and pavements through the town and alongside water meadows, woodlands and the river.
Lowfield Walk (approx 1 hr 30 mins) - this walk takes you from the town into the countryside with a varied landscape of arable fields, woods, parklands and low greensand hills.
River and Lakes Walk (approx 3 hours) - a lovely walk around Sandy, Beeston and Blunham along the banks of the River Ivel and past the water meadows and man-made lakes.
Sandy-Everton Cycle Ride (approx 1 hr 30 mins) - a cycle ride in the countryside around Sandy and Everton, this route is over narrow, uneven and sometimes muddy paths. There is an optional route for the experienced mountain biker which makes the walk longer and more challenging.
Captain Peel Walk In 2008 Sandy Town Council in association with Hidden Britain, RSPB and BRCC produced a leaflet to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Sandy hero, Captain Sir William Peel, VC. The Walk passes many buildings associated with Peel, including the parish church, railway station and the RSPB Gatehouse.
To obtain further details of these Walks and any local Walk leaflets contact our local information centre.