Pathway works in the Millennium Country Park
If you are a regular visitor to the Park, you will be fully aware of the significant flooding near to Millbrook Station which has occurred during the majority of our recent winters. It causes lots of disruption to our visitors (and the Ranger team!)
As the affected stretch of path is part of a definitive footpath, we have been working with Central Bedfordshire Council who are responsible for the upkeep of rights of way, to see if we could tackle the problem together. Civil engineers were commissioned to design a solution to the problem. The design work was completed last year, but the costs were too high to proceed with the works straight away.
We are delighted to say that Central Bedfordshire Council have been able to fund the path repair and flood alleviation work this year and this will commence on the 21st November. It is expected to last for 2-3 weeks.
During this time a length of approximately 200m of the surfaced cycle route will be closed just north of Millbrook Station. For this short section cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders will be able to bypass the closed area by using the grass horse trail. Circular access around the south of the park will be maintained. Please see the map below for the exact location of the closure.
Please be aware, the horse trail is not surfaced and will get muddy in wet weather. If you wish to use surfaced paths only, then we advise using the surfaced route around Stewartby Lake during this period. Horse riders should be aware that there will be large machinery working directly adjacent to the horse trail.
If you have any questions or require further information then please email our Head Ranger Anna Charles.
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