Country Pursuits


Fishing on the canal

Day Tickets are available on the bank.

Adult - £5.00  Concessions (OAP & Disabled) - £3.00  Junior (Under 16) £2.00

Non-members may not fish the clubs canal waters at night. An Environment agency rod licence is also required to fish.


Useful links.


Grand Union Canal Towpath



Runs alongside Hill Farm and the towpath is accessible under the bridge on the main road.


Ashridge Estate & Ivinghoe Beacon



This magnificent and varied countryside estate criss-crosses the border between Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, along the main ridge of the Chiltern Hills.

There are 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of woodlands, commons and chalk downland supporting a rich variety of wildlife and offering splendid walks through outstanding scenery.

The focal point is the Bridgewater Monument, erected in 1832 to the Duke of Bridgewater, in recognition of his pioneering canal development.


Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, HP4 1LT

OS Grid Ref: 181:SP970131

Ivinghoe Beacon OS Grid Ref: SP 963160

Rushmere Park

The Estate has an interesting history dating back to medieval times.  It has a variety or habitats including lakes, ancient woodland, conifer plantations, meadows and heath.  The lake at Stockgrove is noted for its colourful Mandarin ducks whilst one fo the lakes in Rushmere is home to a fantastic heronry; on the meadows green woodpeckers may be seen feeding on ants among the wildflowers and grasses.

Entrance off Linslade Road,Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0EB, Bedfordshire. Accessible from the A4146
OS Grid Ref: SP 916278

Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate

Stand on top of Dunstable Downs for a view that will simply take your breath away. These Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) are designated for the quality of their chalk grasslands.

Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, LU6 2GY Telephone: 01582 500920

OS Grid Ref: TL002189



 Lots of wonderful cycle routes for those who enjoy both road and off-road cycling.

Off-Road -see walking locations above


Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club is a family-friendly club based behind Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre in Leighton Buzzard 


Horse riding

Rocklane Riding Centre, Orchard Farm, Ivinghoe Aston, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 9DL Telephone: 01525 222402


Mentmore Golf & Country Club, Mentmore, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0UA  Telephone: 01296 662 020



London Gliding Club., Tring Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2JP.Telephone: 01582 663 419