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Walking

Deepdale quarry


Part woodland walks around Deepdale quarry .
Good for: walking, dog walking, free parking Location: Deepdale, Sandy SG19 2NH Approx distance from Potton: 1.5 miles / 3 minutes by car




Therfield Heath (Royston)


Explore the open views from Therfield Heath - known locally as Roytson Heath, with its woodland footpaths, Therfield Heath is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and local nature reserve. It has training gallops for horses on its slopes and is a popular spot with dog walkers, birdwatchers and the very many sports organisations in Royston. The Heath is a Common on which sheep are still regularly grazed. Good for: walking, running, dog walking (on lead), bird watching, gym Location: Therfield, Royston SG8 9NU Approx distance from Potton: 15 miles / 25 minutes by car Website: www.rspb.org.uk/the-lodge Local refreshment: The Heath Royston, bar cafe and restaurant




Pegnut Wood


Lovely local woodland where you walk a loop from Potton to Sutton. Many different paths through the woods with entrance to the woods from either the Biggleswade Road (just past the Hollow) or from Sheepwalk close
Good for: walking, dog walking, cycling, bird watching Location: See Potton Town council's guide Approx distance from Potton: 0 miles / 0 minutes by car If you do the loop from Potton you can refresh at the John'O Gaunt pub in Sutton or from one of Potton's pubs Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Pegnut-Wood/




Cockayne Hatley


Description coming soon Good for: walking, running, dog walking. cycle trails Location: Cockayne Hatley, SG19 2EA Approx distance from Potton: 2.5 miles / 5 minutes by car / 15 minutes by bike Website: TBC Facebook: TBC Twitter: TBC Local refreshment: TBC




Local walks from Potton


  1. Pegnut Woods loop (Potton/Sutton loop)
  2. Sutton to Biggleswade
  3. Sandy to Danish Camp
  4. Great Barford Riverside
  5. Gransden Woods
  6. Waresley Woods
  7. Greensands Way (Gamlingay)
  8. Gamlingay Woods
  9. Biggleswade Common
  10. St Neots Riverside
  11. Bedford Lakes
Good for: walking, running Location: TBC Approx distance from Potton: XX miles / XX minutes by car Website: TBC





Cycling

Chicksands Bike park


Chicksands Bike Park is open everyday with riders able to ride from the time it gets light until it is too dark to ride, we don't operate strict opening times. Good for: cycling, dogs, Location: Northwood End Rd,Shefford, SG17 5QQ Approx distance from Potton: 12 miles / 25 minutes by car Website: www.chicksandsbikepark.co.uk Nearby refreshment: Thai take away





Culture

Wimpole Hall and park


Take a walk around the extensive grounds, do a tour of the house, visit the farm or just go for a quick coffee or light bite. Parkruns every Saturday at 9am, child parkrin's on Sunday at 10am Good for: walking, running, Parkrun, dog walking (on lead), culture, farm visit Location: Wimpole, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW Approx distance from Potton: 11 miles / 18 minutes by car Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate Wimpole Facebook: facebook.com/WimpoleEstateNT/ Wimpole Parkrun: facebook.com/wimpoleestateparkrun/ Twitter: twitter.com/WimpoleEstateNT Local refreshment: cafe and restaurant




Danish camp


A Norwegian log cabin surrounded by woodland on the banks of The River Great Ouse in Willington just east of Bedford, Come for a meal and stay to make the most of the countryside. Good for: walking, cycling, Location: Chapel Lane, Willington, Bedford, MK44 3QG Approx distance from Potton: 8 miles / 17 minutes by car Website: http://danishcamp.co.uk Facebook: facebook.com/Danish-Camp-Riverside Twitter: info@danishcamp.co.uk Local refreshment: Cafe and restaurant




Jordans Mill


Description coming soon Good for: walking, running, Parkrun, dog walking (on lead), culture, farm visit Location: TBC Approx distance from Potton: XX miles / XX minutes by car Website: TBC Facebook: TBC Twitter: TBC Local refreshment: TBC




Grafham water


Description coming soon Good for: Cycling, Sailing Location: TBC Approx distance from Potton: XX miles / XX minutes by car Website: TBC Facebook: TBC Twitter: TBC Local refreshment: TBC




St Neots Riverside


Description coming soon Good for: walking, running, Parkrun, dog walking (on lead), culture, farm visit Location: TBC Approx distance from Potton: XX miles / XX minutes by car Website: TBC Facebook: TBC Twitter: TBC Local refreshment: TBC




Bedford Lakes


Description coming soon Good for: walking, running, Parkrun, dog walking (on lead), culture, farm visit Location: TBC Approx distance from Potton: XX miles / XX minutes by car Website: TBC Facebook: TBC Twitter: TBC Local refreshment: TBC





Local walks from Potton Town Council

Explore Potton’s history and wildlife with four guided walks suitable for everyone. A leaflet about the walks can be downloaded from Potton Town Council's site

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