Programme of Walks 2023-24

Whilst retaining some of the popular walks, John Hele has introduced some new walks for this year.

PLEASE email ampthillanddistrictps@gmail.com to reserve your place and get more joining information as numbers are always limited.

Tuesday 31st October 2023

Ghost Walk  A town the age of Ampthill seems to have more than its fair share of ghost stories, with more coming to light all the time. Come and hear these stories together with other historical facts about the town


Saturday 11th November 2023

Ampthill in Wartime. The Civil War and both World Wars have had a marked influence on the development of the town. We look at why Ampthill has four war memorials, as well as visiting important buildings in the town that were used for wartime activities.

Please note that this will be a 2 hour walk and we will be walking for approximately 3 miles.


Tuesday 16th January 2024

Ghost Walk.   A town the age of Ampthill seems to have more than its fair share of ghost stories, with more coming to light all the time. Come and hear these stories together with other historical facts about the town


Saturday 20th April 2024

John’s Pub Crawl!  Over the years, there have been at least 22 hostelries in Ampthill. These inns and alehouses have been the mainstay of quenching the thirst of residents and visitors for centuries. Although the Morris Brewery was the main producer of ale for about 130 years, there were many other small brewers in the town. This tour around Ampthill will point out where the hostelries were and how they fitted into the local community. 


Saturday 11th May 2024

St Andrews Church.   The church as it stands today is almost certainly the oldest building in the town, being over 500 years old. Much of Ampthill’s history is contained within its walls and roof. This walk around the church will point out many of these historical features, together with some amusing stories concerning the clashes between Ampthill’s nobility!


Saturday 15th June 2024  

Secret Ampthill.   With any town of the age of Ampthill there are going to be those interesting little features that you probably walk past every day and never notice. This walk explores the town and highlights the hidden gems and why they are there, including the various graveyards in the town


Saturday 20th July 2024

Graveyard Tour.    For its size, Ampthill has one of the largest graveyards in the county. There are some fascinating characters buried there with interesting stories to be told. The tour covers some sad stories together with memorials and graves of the Lords and Ladies with fascinating stories to tell. 


Saturday 7th September 2024

Ampthill’s Origins through the Park.  Ampthill Park has had an enormous influence on the town, from prehistoric times to the present day. This walk around the park will highlight a whole range of historical features and why they are there, as well as piecing together how various historical events have contributed to the nation’s historical past