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Riseley

Bedfordshire


Slow Ways linking Riseley and Bedford, Higham Ferrers, Kimbolton, Raunds, Rushden, Sharnbrook, St Neots

England / Bedfordshire / Riseley

Riseley’s seven Slow Ways are 39% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 3/7
verified: 1/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Walk to Riseley from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Higham Ferrers—Riseley
Higris one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 87m Descent 101m
Raunds—Riseley
Rauris one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 126m Descent 122m
Riseley—Bedford
Risbed one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 162m Descent 134m
Riseley—Bedford
Risbed two Verify me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 109m Descent 135m
Riseley—Kimbolton
Riskim one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 80m Descent 102m
Riseley—St Neots
Risstn one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 99m Descent 139m
Rushden—Riseley
Rusris one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 69m Descent 77m
Rushden—Riseley
Rusris two Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Sharnbrook—Riseley
Sharis one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 69m Descent 65m

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Collective progress

44% of Riseley’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

4/9

reviewed

2/9

surveyed

1/9

verified

5 people have contributed to Riseley’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Riseley

52km out of 119km have been walked and reviewed

91km of reviews have been shared in Riseley

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Stile-free route along field edges and farm tracks, with excellent open views between Knotting and Higham Park; this Slow Way will only improve with time as the Strawberry Hill rewilding project matures. Echo the recommendation of the previous reviewer - do visit Knotting Church if it is open - and the concern about the road crossing into Rushden with its steep, poorly maintained steps on either side....

KB

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Leaves Bedford by a pleasant route - not long before the traffic is left behind - but once outside Bedford there are no refreshment opportunities or bus stops until Riseley. The signage is poor across the golf course (but maybe the golfer I annoyed by asking for directions will ask the committee to rectify this). The tedium of the long tramp around the airfield perimeter is alleviated by sweeping views across the Great Ouse valley; definitely the highlight....

KB

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Riseley—Bedford

Gemma Notarangelo pledged to walk Risbed two

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Having crossed the road, the public footpath is only about 20 metres down the road, so there is less road walking than the route suggests....

Liz Cox

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Rushden—Riseley

Selena Ibbott added Rusris two, a new walk from Rushden to Riseley

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First section is all pavements heading along Bedford road towards a housing estate to reach the footpath but continuing to the rugby club is easier. From this point its mostly grassy paths alongside fields as well as some concrete tracks Between knotting and Ridley there was an overgrown coppice which was difficult to travel through...

Jacob

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Pretty easy to follow but could use a better route up to the A6. I will add an alternative route that avoids the housing estates in Rushden and is more direct and easier to follow....

Selena Ibbott

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Selena Ibbott took this photo on Rusris one

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Liz Cox surveyed Risbed two

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It passes mostly through farmland, both pasture and arable, as well as a golf course. In places it is not clearly signposted....

Liz Cox

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Riseley

sgkelsey surveyed Riseley

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Riseley

sgkelsey surveyed Riseley

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3) At GR 043585 (Blackburn Hall) the route shows you walking through a farm yard when in fact the footpath goes right round the edge and then heads NE across the field and then sharply west back to the main path. 4) At GR 035606 (Park Farm) the download shows a route across the field to GR 033608 (Red House Farm). This path doesn't exist and you need to turn sharp right at the farm and follow the route along the field edge....

Tom Barwood

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Riseley—Bedford

Tom Barwood added Risbed two, a new walk from Riseley to Bedford

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Higham Ferrers—Riseley

Slow Ways added Higris one, a new walk from Higham Ferrers to Riseley

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Raunds—Riseley

Slow Ways added Rauris one, a new walk from Raunds to Riseley

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Riseley—Bedford

Slow Ways added Risbed one, a new walk from Riseley to Bedford

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Riseley—Kimbolton

Slow Ways added Riskim one, a new walk from Riseley to Kimbolton

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Riseley—St Neots

Slow Ways added Risstn one, a new walk from Riseley to St Neots

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Rushden—Riseley

Slow Ways added Rusris one, a new walk from Rushden to Riseley

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Sharnbrook—Riseley

Slow Ways added Sharis one, a new walk from Sharnbrook to Riseley

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Riseley, Thu 29 February

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Riseley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TL0391462633

Lat / Lon

52.25208° / -0.47917°

Easting / Northing

503,914E / 262,633N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Riseley's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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