Luton to Dunstable and Sewell Greenway

Luton to Dunstable and Sewell Greenway, this route travels along the chalk grasslands around Dunstable and takes you on the traffic-free Sewell Greenway.

The route takes you out of Luton along Riverside Way.

Situated at the crossroads of two of Britain's oldest roads - Watling Street and the Icknield Way - the market town of Dunstable is steeped in history. You can visit the Priory House Heritage Centre which offers an insight into the history of the area.

From Dunstable, you join the delightful Sewell Greenway to Stanbridge. Following the old railway line between Dunstable and Stanbridgeford, the Sewell Greenway is rich in wildlife and provides a wonderful escape into nature for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

After the greenway the route goes on the road all the way to Leighton Buzzard, passing through little Bedfordshire villages on the way, including Stanbridge with its 19th-century windmill. The route continues into Leighton Buzzard along National Cycle Network Route 6, or you can extend your ride on to Milton Keynes and beyond.

Art Trail

Artist Isabella Lockett was appointed to carry out research and consultation with schools to develop the project.

John Hegley the famous local poet ran workshops at Wauluds Bank Primary School to develop text to complement the main work.

Michael Pinsky was later selected to create a virtual reality piece in conjunction with artist Susannah Oliver and students from Lea Manor School.

This project is the result of an exciting partnership involving Sustrans, Marsh Farm Community Development Trust, Luton Borough Council and Arts Council England, East.

Please note: Some of the artwork has been stolen. Unfortunately, there are no plans to replace it.

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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The Luton to Dunstable and Sewell Greenway route is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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