Bedford Burrow & Other Curious Stuff

Strange little town, strange little site.

Willington, Bedfordshire.

If you park in the National Trust car park (see map below) near the Dovecote (sign posted off Bedford Road), there are three buildings of historical interest dating from the 16th century. The Dovecote dates from 1543, the stables from 1539 and the church of St Lawrence.

From there you can walk either via the river path or the old railway path towards Danish Camp Visitor Centre, on towards Willington Lock and then re-join the old railway route on to Blunham

A display board near the car park shows places of interest and a useful map showing a variety of paths and routes to explore the area.

The path along the old railway is well made and forms part of National Cycle Route 51. The are plentiful sign posts and you are never far the National Trust Car Park unless you venture on, past Willington Lock towards Blunham.



Willington Lock on the River Great Ouse

The car park at Danish Camp Visitor Centre, the site of the old goods yard at Willington Station, closed in 1962.

The path on the old railway track bed towards Danish Cam



14 May 2018 Posted by | Bedford | , , , , | Leave a comment

Esquires, Bedford, Food Drunk is on again – 26th May

FoodDrunk is back. Bedford Esquires. May bank holiday.

Last year Bedford’s Street Food and Cider festival was held to  celebrate the Esquire’s 27th birthday.  This year it’s  to celebrate whatever you want. Esquire’s 28th birthday?

last year it was cider. This year it’s gin. Forty gins to be precise. Throw in some amazing bands and artists, mix that with those Roll Your Own Records guys, providing sounds outside and you have an amazing day.

Then there’s food. So much food. And it’s free to get in, 12-30pm – 3-00am, if you can stay the course

The car park becomes a mini food market. Up goes the bunting, add a few hay bales, and there you have it, Food Drunk.

Two downstairs rooms become food halls for discerning foodies, with sounds as good as the tastes, all day.

Working with some of the most respected street food sellers in the UK, all curated by the Hitchin Food Festival and Cantinas Carnitas head-honcho, there’s nothing else like it in Bedford. All the street food vendors have 5 star hygiene ratings, and they have all been taste tested. Trust me.

On top of this over forty gins will be available, served in more ways than you can imagine. Start at 12-30pm and finish when you’re ready.

15 Mar 2018 Posted by | Bedford, Esquires | , , , | Leave a comment

Sun then scary clouds

UK hit by mighty snow storm. As you can see from the pictures taken outside my home it’s horrendous. What happened to those long hot winters we used to get when I was young?


Getting a bit cloudy.


The sun is back. That was scary.

27 Feb 2018 Posted by | Bedford | | Leave a comment

The Longholme – Cafe, Boat Hire – discover it down by the boating lake.








The Longholme is in a great spot along The Embankment in Bedford. Cross over the river on any of the bridges and you’ll discover some great coffee and a tasty bacon sarnie.

Perfect for that break when you are out for a stroll.

Try it, it’ll just make your day even better.

Source: The Longholme – Cafe, Boat Hire

24 Feb 2018 Posted by | Bedford | , , | Leave a comment

The railway runs alongside Bromham Nature Reserve








2 Feb 2018 Posted by | Bedford | , , , , | Leave a comment

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