Walking around Riseley

We’ve been enjoying our walks around Riseley for over 20 years. I thought it would be nice to share some of our favourites.

A view from the top of Keysoe Road

There also is an Historical Walk described which takes you around Riseley showing the houses and people from previous generations.

Riseley High Street, Ladywood and Worley’s Wood circular walk.

A 4.5 mile walk avoiding ploughed fields , but taking in some nice woodlands. There are a couple of stiles on the footpath towards Sackville Lodge Nurseries from the High St, or away from the Nurseries, depending on what way you are walking.

It’s a pleasant stroll mainly around the fields North West of the High Street which takes about 1 hour 40 minutes. There is a short section from Town Farm to Keysoe Road on the other side of the High Street along the Flood Path, the escape route when the High Street is under water!

I have shown the walk starting and finishing at the village shop, but there are plenty of other points to start and finish the route.

Click on the image to see the map on the Ordnance Survey Maps website.

Riseley to Knotting Circular walk

About 6 miles, about 2hrs and 15 mins walking with a few short cuts possible and extensions.

A very pleasant walk from the centre of Riseley over the fields to Knotting Green. The paths take you through a beautiful wildlife sanctuary as you approach Strawberry Hill Farm from Riseley and as you head back along manicured pathways alongside the fields. Lots to see and enjoy.

Click on the map to see it on the Ordnance Survey Maps pages.

Riseley to Pertenhall circular walk

7.3 miles takes about 2h 45min

This walk takes you along the track on the ridge between the Swineshead road and Kimbolton Road so you get some lovely views across the countryside. If you’ve not been this way before you may see some graves on the way – rather poignant memories of faithful dogs. A pleasant extension is to the walk is to Pertenhall church alongside the brook.

Click on the image to see the Ordnance Survey version of the map.

St John’s Melchbourne to Riseley shop

3.1miles roughly 1hour 10mins

A varied walk through the woods in Melchbourne and up the gentle incline as you head back towards Riseley over the fields. There is usually some interesting wildlife in the pond between Woodleys and Worley Wood so try to approach as quietly as possible.

After you’ve passed Worley’s Wood you’ll walk a short distance along the hedge then pass through the hedge on the left over a bridge across the ditch then head across the field. The path is usually clear to see across the field.

Click on the map to open the Ordnance Survey version.

Riseley to the White Horse in Tilbrook


5.1miles taking about 1hour 45min

Across fields and through woods, passing Swineshead church and down the green lane towards Tilbrook. Enjoy the panoramas across the countryside as pass Swineshead Wood and see how may church spires you can spot.

The White Horse is the reward at the end of this walk, but do check the opening times before you set off.

Click on the map to open the Ordnance Survey version.

From the Riseley shop to the St John’s pub in Melchbourne

2.8 miles taking about 59mins

This is one on my favourite walks taking in open fields and woodland with a very pleasant finish at the St John’s pub. Do check the opening times when you are planning a walk – it’s not good to arrive thirsty and hungry at a closed pub.

Walking across the field between gliding club and Coppice Wood can be rather muddy so be prepared. There is a lovely view as you pass Melchbourne House and look across at the ponds and the stately home. There are a couple of stiles on this route. One is hard to spot due to an overgrown hedgerow on the left just after you’ve crossed the wooden bridge out of the Riseley Church field.

I have posted separately a different return route back to Riseley.

Click on the map to open the Ordnance Survey version.