Outdoors

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9th Annual Bedfordshire Walking Festival

This year’s Bedfordshire Walking Festival takes place from 8th to 16th September and has activities suitable for almost all abilities. Choose from one of the many ‘Walks for Health’ of between 30-90 minutes, an informative guided walk of around two hours, a half day walk of around 3 hours, or for the really serious, full…

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Take your pick! Howbury Farm Flower bouquet workshops

19th July, 23rd August and 21st September. Join florist, Catherine Elworthy, and Lucy and Jane from Howbury Farm Flowers for a masterclass in hand-tied bouquets throughout this summer. Starting with a tour of the beautiful walled garden in Renhold, Lucy and Jane will talk about the flowers they grow and the varieties that are available…

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Unique Bedford: Bedford Park, Park Avenue, MK41 7TB

Celebrating its 130th anniversary this year, Bedford Park is just a short walk from the town centre, covers 61 acres and is home to 18,000 trees and shrubs.  Throughout the year the park plays host to cricket, football, basketball, tennis, bowls, boot camps, Nordic Walking, running, yoga, triathlons, Mental Health Mates and weekly parkruns. Bedford…

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Mental Health Mates meet again!

In early March, a mental health support group launched in Bedford, joining over 20 other towns and cities throughout the UK to provide peer support in a casual and informal environment. So successful was the inaugural meeting and walk, that Mental Health Mates, led by volunteer Lesley Quinn, will meet on the first Saturday of…

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Marathon effort

As (very) amateur runners, Team Clanger takes its collective hat off to anyone who is able to run 26.2 miles to complete a marathon.  Therefore, we wanted to give a shout out to the beautiful Bedfordians who are pulling on their running shoes and pushing their bodies to the limits this month in the name…

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Gardening: DIY projects for all

by Jane Perrone perrone.blogs.com I am the least “handy” person on earth. I am rubbish with a saw: I can just about bang in a nail. My garden mission this year is to try to find outdoor craft/DIY projects that even I, with my so-so-limited skills, can manage. Here’s a trio of ideas to try:…

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