Forest of Marston Vale Trail Series

A three part summer trail run series exploring the Forest of Marston Vale.

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A three part summer trail run series exploring the Forest of Marston Vale.

June 24th Millennium Country Park
July 22nd Gateway Woods
August 19th The Grange Estate

The guided routes will be completed as intermediate group runs at 6:00 min/km pace. Please read our pace guide for more information.

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Dates & locations

24.06.18 Millennium Country Park
18.5km (Relatively flat)
22.07.18 Gateway Woods
18km (flat)
19.08.18 The Grange Estate

Scroll down to see more detailed information about each run.


You can purchase the first three runs individually or book them all to receive a £5 discount.

For each sign up we are donating £1 to the Forest of Marston Vale.

  • Individually — £10 per run
  • All three — £25


See individual run details below for information on train travel.

Forest of Marston Vale

This run series has been organised with the Forest of Marston Vale.

A charity that are planting trees within an area covering 61 square miles of Bedfordshire, known as the Forest of Marston Vale.

For more information visit their website

Trail running in Marston Vale Forest

Run #2

July 22nd — Gateway Woods


From the Forest centre we make our way along trails towards the villages of Kempston and Wotton, taking in the beauty of the Gateway woods on a long windy loop before heading back to base.


Date - July 22nd, 10am
Distance - 18km
Profile - Flat
Start/finish - The Forest Centre, Bedford, MK43 0PR


For those living local please meet us outside the Forest Centre. Parking costs £2/3 depending on how long you stay.

We are organising transport from London for £15. This includes return train travel from Kings Cross St. Pancras and connecting taxis to the start/finish location.

08:48 - 09:41 St Pancras to Flitwick
09:45 - 10:00 Taxi to start
10:15 - 12:30 Trail run (18km)
12:30 - 13:30 Refuel at the cafe
13:30 - 13:45 Taxi back to Flitwick
14:02 - 14:55 Flitwick to St Pancras

Run #3

August 19th — The Grange Estate


We start by making our way out Priory Park along the trails towards the village of Willington. We pass through Octagon wood and the Grange Estate along a mix of hard, grass and soft flat trails before heading back towards Priory Lake.

Refuel at the Cloverdale Retreat


Date - August 19th, 10am
Distance - 18km
Profile - Undulating
Start/finish - Priory Country Park, Bedford, MK41 9DJ


This run starts in Priory Park, 2 miles from Bedford town centre.

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