Flitwick Moor

Flitwick Moor is a quiet place, and off the beaten track, it is only 5 minutes in the car from Ampthill.  I went when it was lovely and sunny, but it can be muddy in places, so take suitable for footwear.

Head down towards Maulden and then turn right at the village Hall.  Keep going until you reach a roundabout, go straight on, which is the Maulden Road.  After about 1 mile there are some farm buildings  (Folly Farm) on the left, opposite Massmold, turn down into the track.  There is a small car park, at the end.



There are information signs that tell you more about the area, you can see a picture of one above, I have put them on links below.  
The actual Moor is quite small and won't take long to follow the paths around, or you can go on a longer walk, I have put a link to the Two Moors leaflet which shows a walk around the area. 

We just followed the paths around the Moor which takes you out to the meadow, and then brings you back into the Moor once more. I had no idea about the local history and was fascinated to read that peat was extracted here up until 1967.



The land is iron rich and so the streams running through are coloured orange - just like the Worsley Canal in Manchester, if you know that area.  The place is indeed very boggy, and the reeds

Check out the Wildlife website for more information.
Wildlife trust

Flitwick moor leaflet

Here are some pictures of the information at the site

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