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Clay Way


18 km / 11 miles
The Clay Way is an excellent 11.5 mile linear walk which stretches the length of the Forest of Marston Vale taking in spectacular views of the Vale, Greensand Ridge and other parts of Bedfordshire. The route mainly follows public bridleways and passes through the villages of Bromharn and Cranfield. The walk is situated on the clay soil of the West Bedfordshire Ridge. Paths can become very boggy during winter months.

Map and route description available from website below.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Named Forest Logo
Attributes: Easy
Start: TL008510 - Bromham Mill, Bedfordshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SP965373 - Ridgmont Railway Station, Bedfordshire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Clay Way  (Marston Vale Trust  - 2014 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 153
OS Landranger Active 153
OS Explorer 192, 208
OS Explorer Active 192, 208

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Route Profile:

19.9 km (12.4 miles)
184 m (604 ft) ascent
119 m (390 ft)  maximum height

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