Going walkabout…

A map depicting the picturesque walks around the parish of Biggleswade can now be viewed in the town centre. TV presenter Pam Rhodes unveiled the illustrated walks board on Sunday in the Market Square near Inn Yard which is also not far from her home on t

A map depicting the picturesque walks around the parish of Biggleswade can now be viewed in the town centre.

TV presenter Pam Rhodes unveiled the illustrated walks board on Sunday in the Market Square near Inn Yard which is also not far from her home on the outskirts of the town.

The event was followed with her opening a new path, suitable for all users, along the River Ivel from Mill Lane constructed by Bedfordshire County Council with financial help from Biggleswade Town Council and the Biggleswade Parish Paths Partnership.

The group and Biggleswade History Society provided guides which highlighted places of historic interest for those wishing to join the launch walk along the river to the new bridge in Hill Lane and on to the Market Square.

"We are blessed with some wonderful walks around the town," said partnership chairman and former councillor Vic Brunt.

"We are a small but valuable group that works hard to keep these footpaths open to the public by making sure the footpaths are kept in good conditions for people to walk around.

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"The walks are interesting and the board points out the wildlife that can be seen and historical features around the town.

"It is important we preserve these walks for generations to come especially with the expansion of Biggleswade in the future that might threaten many walks.