The University Way

Starting in the centre of Bedford, this route takes you along the elegant Ouse embankment and through quiet villages and gentle countryside to Sandy, with its RSPB nature reserve.

Starting in the centre of Bedford, this route takes you along the elegant Ouse embankment and through quiet villages and gentle countryside to Sandy, with its RSPB nature reserve. 

Along the way, you'll pass Priory Country Park, a 16th-century dovecote at Willington, and the Danish Camp which was believed to have been used as a boatyard by the Vikings.

Most of the journey is level, with a few gentle hills, just about steep enough to give you the pleasure of freewheeling down the other side.

It's not just for cyclists either. Some traffic-free sections of the route are suitable for walkers, people on wheels and horse riders alike.

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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 University Way 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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