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How to get there

You can access the route by car and by public transport from Milton Keynes and the local area.

  • Public transport - Various buses stop on Crane Way (click here for timetables
  • Car - Follow the A421 from Bedford/ Junction 13 of the M1 to the Marston Moretaine junction and follow signs to Cranfield. On road parking is available in the village, but please park thoughtfully.

Start/finish points

The bridleway leading north at the junction of Crane Way/Bedford Road


2.5 miles


No steps or cross falls recorded

Surface types – Varied, ranging from a hard, firm surface with stones no larger than 5 - 10mm, to grass or uncultivated earth paths with and without ruts.

Linear gradient – Steepest gradient is between 1:6 - 1:9 down to the stream (point E). There are also gradients of between 1:10 - 1:13 and up to 1:18.

Barriers – Six 1-way opening gates with a width restriction of 750mm.

Pit stops/points of interest

Moat Farm, Bourne End, Longcroft Spinney, Roxhill Manor Farm. There are no public toilets, picnic tables or seats on this route.

Also links to

The Clay Way


Cranfield P3 Group

Cranfield Parish Council

Central Bedfordshire Council

Parish Paths Partnership