Bedfordshire

Hockey Stick

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Overview

Enjoy Woburn Abbey and Woburn Safari Park before heading for Sundon Hill Country Park. Marvel at the gardens and sculptures of Wrest Park before pausing at the Warden Vineyard. Tour the Shuttleworth Collection before visiting Jordan’s Mill. Relax at The Lodge at RSPB before arriving at Moggerhanger Park.

Woburn

The village of Woburn is just a short drive from Woburn Abbey where you can visit the world famous art collection, the gardens and the deer park. At Woburn Safari Park you can drive through the park amongst the animals before taking a picnic and exploring some of the other attractions.

Sundon

Sundon Hills Country Park is one of the highest points in Bedfordshire with panoramic views of the countryside. Relax and take a walk on one of the trails and if you are lucky you might spot some of the local wildlife

Bedford

Enjoy shopping at Riverside on the banks of the Great Ouse. At nearby Silsoe, explore the Wrest Park Estate. Stunning French, Italian, Dutch and English gardens combine to cover 90 acres whilst woodland walks offer peace and quiet. Take a visit to the sculpture gallery housed in the old dairy or browse the archaeological collection.

Biggleswade

Visit the world famous historic Shuttleworth Collection home to aircraft, motor vehicles, motorcycles and agricultural vehicles from through the ages. Stroll the magnificent Swiss Garden, now restored to its former glory.

Langford

Just 3 miles from Biggleswade on the banks of the River Ivel, you can tour Jordan’s Mill – the last working flourmill in Bedfordshire. Outside you can explore the gardens, mill meadow, woodlands, café and mill shop.

Sandy

The small market town of Sandy is home to The Lodge, headquarters of the RSPB. Visit the nature reserve and gardens to explore 5 miles of trails and spot the wildlife. You can also see the Iron Age banks and ditches at Galley Hill.

Moggerhanger

Set in 33 acres of parkland and woodland, Moggerhanger Park is a Grade 1 listed Georgian historic house. Check the schedule for a variety of events throughout the year including house tours.

Overview

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Woburn

2
9.4 miles

Sundon

3
18.5 miles

Bedford

4
11.5 miles

Biggleswade

5
2.5 miles

Langford

6
7.1 miles

Sandy

7
2.2 miles

Moggerhanger

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Houghton House

Hazelwood Lane, Ampthill, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 2EZ

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About the Hockey Stick Trail

Distance:51 miles
Cities / Towns:7
Number Of Businesses:2

Enjoy some time touring the house and gardens at Woburn Abbey before visiting Woburn Safari Park for a driving adventure amongst the animals before relaxing with a picnic and enjoying the attractions. Head for the wide open spaces of Sundon Hill Country Park before arriving at the splendour of Wrest Park to enjoy the formal gardens and sculptures.

Visit the Warden Vineyard en route to the Shuttleworth Collection of historic aircraft, motor vehicles and motor cycles. Call in at Jordan’s Mill on the way to The Lodge at RSPB headquarters before finishing up at Moggerhanger Park.

Wonder of Woburn

Enjoy the splendid Abbey and its various collections – don’t miss the art. At the Woburn Safari Park you can cruise amongst the animals before relaxing with a picnic or taking a walk on the wild side with a foot safari.

Historic Bedfordshire

The Shuttleworth Collection is an amazing array of rare and historic aircraft, motor vehicles, motorcycles and agricultural vehicles. Take a tour of Jordan’s Mill, Bedfordshire’s only working flour mill, and see the mill in action.

Historic Houses

Relax at the splendid Wrest Park with its magnificent collection of restored gardens, sculpture gallery and archaeological collection. Take a tour of the historic Moggerhanger Park or enjoy a walk in the surrounding parkland and woodland.

Also Nearby

Houghton House

Hazelwood Lane, Ampthill, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 2EZ

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF