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Silhouette of head and name on white discJohn Bunyan Trail

Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire

124 km / 77 miles
The Trail was created by the Bedfordshire Group to celebrate the RA Diamond Jubilee and is dedicated to the memory of John Bunyan, the Puritan Evangelist and author of the book 'Pilgrim's Progress' that he wrote in prison. The route passes through a number of attractive villages and scenic countryside, taking in many places of historic interest connected with Bunyan. He travelled the county preaching, that in Charles II time was illegal and he was arrested and jailed for 12 years. There are links with the Greensand Ridge Walk, Icknield Way Path and North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail. The waymarked Clay Way (11 miles, map online) which follows the West Bedfordshire Clay Ridge is partly coincident with the Trail at Cranfield.

A new 2018 trail guide is available to download from Leighton Buzzard Ramblers (see below).


Waymark: Silhouette of head and name on white disc
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Silhouette of head and name on white disc
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: TL050500 - Sundon Hills Country Park, Upper Sundon, Bedfordshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Leighton Buzzard Ramblers - John Bunyan Trail LetsGo! - John Bunyan Trail : part 1 : Sundon Hills to Ampthill LetsGo! - John Bunyan Trail : part 2 : Bedford Pete's Walks Blog - John Bunyan Trail [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download John Bunyan Trail  (Leighton Buzzard Ramblers  - February 2018 ) 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 (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 153, 166
OS Landranger Active 153, 166
OS Explorer 192, 193, 208
OS Explorer Active 192, 193, 208

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
2 km
113 km

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Route Profile:

134.4 km (83.5 miles)
1,415 m (4,642 ft) ascent
167 m (548 ft)  maximum height

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