Out & about from Ampthill

I have included in this blog ideas for days out, they are all within an hour and 10 mins or less.  So if you are staying in the area I hope you find it useful, don't forget to stay local on a Thursday and visit Ampthill market...maybe buy some goodies for a picnic from the country market stall.

30 minutes or under
Ascott House & Gardens (NT)
Bletchley Park
Flitwick Moor walk through the woods
Great Barford walk along the river
Hitchin Lavender
Higgins Museum, Bedford
Walk to Houghton House & Kings Wood
Iron Trunk Aquaduct walk along the Grand Union Canal
Jordans Mill
Kathy Brown's Garden Stevington
Sharpenhoe Clappers
Stockwood Discovery Centre
Willington Dovecote (NT)
Woburn Safari Park
Wrest Park (EH)

1 hour or less
Audley End House & Gardens (EH)
...part 2
....and Thaxted Windmill & Guildhall
Coton Manor Gardens
Canons Ashby House & Gardens (NT)
Henry Moore Garden
Shaws Corner (NT)
Stoke Bruerne 
Stowe Gardens (NT)

Just over an hour
Rutland Water

and here are a few ideas of places some that I have visited a while ago, but as yet not added to the blog...one day
30 mins or less
Ampthill Park
Bedford Embankment
Bromham Mill
Cardington Sheds - you can drive past them and then drive through to Old Warden and tea at Southilll Tea rooms
Dunstable Downs
Harrold Odell Country Park
Marston Vale Country Park
Priory Country Park
Sandy RSPB
Swiss Gardens & Shuttleworth Collection
Wardown Park, Luton
Whipsnade Zoo
Woburn Gardens

1 hour or less
Anglesey Abbey (NT)
Cambridge Botanical Gardens
Capel Manor Gardens
DOCWRA Garden near Royston
Duxford Imperial War Museum
Frederick Gibberds Garden - Harlow
Grafham Water
Linton Zoo
Waddesdon House & Gardens (NT)
Wimpole Hall (NT)

If you are looking for somewhere to stay I can recommend Sunnyside lodges small self contained self catering units.

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