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Lea Valley Walk

31 Highbury Grove, Clapham, Bedford MK41 6DS, UK

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About Lea Valley Walk

The Lea Valley Walk is a 50-mile long-distance footpath located between Leagrave, the source of the River Lea near Luton.  From its source much of the walk is rural. At Hertford, the path follows the towpath of the River Lee Navigation, and it becomes increasingly urbanized as it approaches London. The walk was opened in 1993 and is waymarked throughout using a swan logo.

Attractions near Lea Valley Walk

Bedford Park2.61km from Lea Valley Walk

Bedford Park is a Grade Two listed English Heritage Victorian park in the north of Bedford. Created in 1888 it is the largest urban park in Bedford and contains a lake, multiple play areas, and sports facilities.  The park has many mature trees and shrubs, as well as herbaceous borders and naturalized bulb borders.  One of the beautiful locations where you can spend some good times.

St Paul's Church, Bedford3.48km from Lea Valley Walk

A majestic church has a long and rich history, and stands on the site where there has been a religious building for over 1000 years. It is an admired and much visited attraction in the town centre and welcomes thousands of visitors and worshippers each year.  The church is situated centrally in the town, just north of the river and on the current A6 running through Bedford.

John Bunyan Museum3.52km from Lea Valley Walk

A beautiful museum that tells the story of the Bedford man who wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress, one of the greatest novels in the English language.  It includes a mixture of sets and scenes highlighting key aspects if his life, and a wide selection of objects and examples of his works. The John Bunyan Library contains 3,000 books and is open by appointment to researchers.

The Higgins Bedford3.57km from Lea Valley Walk

The Higgins Bedford is a majestic art gallery and museum in Bedford. The museum is home to the Cecil Higgins Collection of fine and decorative arts, which features work by the designers William Burges and Edward Bawden.

Panacea Museum3.61km from Lea Valley Walk

The Panacea Museum is a  beautiful Victorian house that was part of the community’s headquarters. It tells the story of the Panacea Society and other similar religious groups. The museum also incorporates several other buildings, set within the gardens, that formed the original community'scampus’. The museum is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between February half term and the end of October.

Mowsbury Hill3.62km from Lea Valley Walk

Mowsbury Hill is a 2.8 hectare Local Nature Reserve and Scheduled Monument in north Bedford. It is owned and managed by Bedford Borough Council with the assistance of the Friends of Putnoe Wood and Mowsbury Hillfort.

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Bedfordshire is not only a wonderful county to live in, but also to visit and enjoy with all the family. Bedfordshire is the ideal location for a day trip, especially from the neighbouring areas of London, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. There is so much to do, you’ll wish you were staying longer, so be sure to make a list of all the places.