Bedfordshire Walking Guidebooks and Maps
Below, we display bedfordshire walking guidebooks and maps. Some are out of print, but available from third-parties via Amazon.
The Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps are available in standard quality (shown), as well as the tougher all-weather type.
We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
“Landscape provides a rich recording of our past. By focusing on one corner of England this book traces the changes which have shaped the countryside of Bedfordshire. The author uses the geology of Bedfordshire to describe a number of natural landscapes and then charts how these have been utilised in the past, giving us the countryside pattern which we see today. This book touches on agriculture both past and present; the extraction industries which have so heavily marked the landscape; the expansion of nature reserves; and finally the recent building on floodplains, and other threats to the green belt. For those wishing to find out more by walking in this interesting county there is an introduction to the opportunities for walking using the dense footpath network in Bedfordshire. Brian Kerr is a soil scientist who lives in Bedfordshire and is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University.”
– An Unassuming County