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Cycling in Olney

There are bridelways aplenty around Olney - not to mention the 'redways'.

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Emberton Country Park

Emberton Country Park is a taste of the country, just a short walk or ride from Olney. You can take several circular walks & rides from here to neighbouring villages. (O.S Landranger map for Northampton & Milton Keynes (sheet 152) covers the area.

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Salcey Forest

Experience the 'Tree Top Walk' - a wooden platform that takes you above Salcey Forest. For children the fallen down trees & playarea are engaging and there are plenty of trails.

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Three Shires Way

Olney is a perfect base for the Three Shires Way. This bridleway has tranquil landscape and parts of ancient woodlands. Whether you want to walk, cycle or ride, the Three Shires Way takes you through some of the loveliest of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire along its 49 miles.

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Cycle Hire at Marston Vale

Bikes are available to hire for all the family at the country park. Allows you to take the 'figure of eight' cycle path around Stewartby Lake. There is another path, around the outside of the 'Wetlands'.

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Stanwick Lakes

Surrounded by lovely countryside and lots of wildlife and with a massive outdoor adventure playground for children.

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Priory Country Park - Bedford

Country Park with an all-weather path around the main lake which is suitable for cycles, pushchairs and wheelchairs.

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Aspley Woods

One of the largest areas of woodland in Bedfordshire - a very popular place for off-road cycling, walking and horse riding with miles upon miles of bridleways as well as great views.

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Cycle Hire, Stanwick Lakes

At weekends and during school holidays it is possible to hire bikes to enjoy the cycle routes at Stanwick Lakes.

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Marston Vale

Millenium Country Park has a Forest Centre & 600 acres with traffic free trails to cycle or walk. There's been massive tree planting to create a new forest for this Century; the trees are young but growing!

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Bike Hire at Brixworth

Bicycles are also available for hire from Pitsford Cycles based within Brixworth Country Park, where there are circular trails to explore.

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Brixworth Country Park

This is a country Park offering some different experiences: from the sensory garden to the sculpture trail. You can try yourself out as the human sunclock or tackle the mini turf maze.

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Wrest Park

One of the greatest but least known gardens in England. Wrest Park's formal gardens are set amongst 92 acres and were inspired by Versailles. On the National Cycle Network.

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