Geo-Trips :: Around Bedfordshire

Cranfield

A drive from Elstree, Sun, 12 Mar 2017 by David Howard

I discovered when I was recently in Luton there was a square with only one image, so I began with that and then set off originally for Turvey before returning on the A6. I got as far as Cranfield but missed a left turn and didn't realise till I got to Wootton. Because of a river that was the only turn going north till Kempston so I ended up with a slightly altered route, the only difference I cut the corner heading north but was all new territory either way. I deliberately went on a Sunday as normally heavy traffic blocks the way anywhere from here to Luton but this time I got to Harpenden in just over 45 minutes.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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TL1124 : Green by Selsey Drive, Stopsley by David Howard
Green by Selsey Drive, Stopsley

TL1124 : Selsey Drive, Stopsley by David Howard
Selsey Drive, Stopsley

TL1124 : Putteridge Road, Stopsley by David Howard
Putteridge Road, Stopsley

TL1124 : Selsey Drive, Stopsley by David Howard
Selsey Drive, Stopsley

TL0531 : Lovett Green, Sharpenhoe by David Howard
Lovett Green, Sharpenhoe

TL0330 : The entrance to Harlington Station by David Howard
The entrance to Harlington Station
A little trivia, this is Harlington Station, there is also Hayes Station in Kent,... more

SP9636 : Mill Road, Ridgmont by David Howard
Mill Road, Ridgmont

SP9541 : Almshouses on High Street, Cranfield by David Howard
Almshouses on High Street, Cranfield

SP9542 : Walk House Close, Cranfield by David Howard
Walk House Close, Cranfield

TL0045 : The Chequers Inn, Hall End by David Howard
The Chequers Inn, Hall End

TL0046 : Wood End Lane, Gibraltar by David Howard
Wood End Lane, Gibraltar

TL0146 : Ridge Road at the junction of The Branston Way by David Howard
Ridge Road at the junction of The Branston Way
The houses have gone up in the last couple of years, encroaching into the green belt.

TL0146 : The Branston Way, Kempston by David Howard
The Branston Way, Kempston

TL0246 : Roundabout on The Branston Way, Kempston by David Howard
Roundabout on The Branston Way, Kempston

TL0246 : Roundabout on Woburn Road, Kempston by David Howard
Roundabout on Woburn Road, Kempston

TL0246 : Woburn Road, Kempston by David Howard
Woburn Road, Kempston

TL0046 : Hall End Road at the junction of Keeley Lane by David Howard
Hall End Road at the junction of Keeley Lane

SP9946 : Bourne End Road at the junction of Keeley Lane by David Howard
Bourne End Road at the junction of Keeley Lane

SP9946 : Sunset over Keeley Lane, Wood End by David Howard
Sunset over Keeley Lane, Wood End

TL0246 : The Branston Way, Kempston by David Howard
The Branston Way, Kempston

TL0545 : Roundabout on the A6, Wixams by David Howard
Roundabout on the A6, Wixams

TL0642 : The A6, Wilstead by David Howard
The A6, Wilstead

TL1023 : Jansel House, Stopsley by David Howard
Jansel House, Stopsley

TL1023 : Roundabout on Hitchin Road, Stopsley by David Howard
Roundabout on Hitchin Road, Stopsley

TL0630 : The ex-Lynmore pub, Sharpenhoe by David Howard
The ex-Lynmore pub, Sharpenhoe
Now houses as usual. The Lynmore was last seen on Google in 2009 but may have... more

TL0135 : The French Horn, Steppingley by David Howard
The French Horn, Steppingley

SP9935 : Cobblers Lane near Steppingley by David Howard
Cobblers Lane near Steppingley

SP9835 : Eversholt Road at the junction of Cobblers Lane by David Howard
Eversholt Road at the junction of Cobblers Lane

SP9835 : Cobblers Lane, Ridgmont by David Howard
Cobblers Lane, Ridgmont

SP9735 : Houses on Eversholt Road, Ridgmont by David Howard
Houses on Eversholt Road, Ridgmont
All Saints Church is on the left in SP9736

SP9637 : Salford Road, Ridgmont by David Howard
Salford Road, Ridgmont

SP9537 : Roundabout on Bedford Road, Ridgmont by David Howard
Roundabout on Bedford Road, Ridgmont
Connecting to the M1 jct 13

SP9339 : Approaching Broughton Road, Salford by David Howard
Approaching Broughton Road, Salford

SP9339 : Cranfield Road, Salford by David Howard
Cranfield Road, Salford

SP9339 : Cranfield Road, Salford by David Howard
Cranfield Road, Salford

SP9340 : Cranfield Road, Salford by David Howard
Cranfield Road, Salford

SP9440 : Field by Cranfield Road by David Howard
Field by Cranfield Road
According to Google Maps the road off Cranfield Road is also Cranfield Road, it... more

SP9440 : Field by Cranfield Road by David Howard
Field by Cranfield Road

SP9541 : Petrol station on High Street, Cranfield by David Howard
Petrol station on High Street, Cranfield

SP9542 : The green and war memorial at Cranfield by David Howard
The green and war memorial at Cranfield

SP9542 : Shops on High Street, Cranfield by David Howard
Shops on High Street, Cranfield

SP9542 : Houses on High Street, Cranfield by David Howard
Houses on High Street, Cranfield

TL0346 : The A421, Kempston by David Howard
The A421, Kempston

TL0346 : The A421, Kempston by David Howard
The A421, Kempston

TL0446 : The A421/A6 roundabout, Elstow by David Howard
The A421/A6 roundabout, Elstow

TL0446 : Roundabout on the A6, Wixams by David Howard
Roundabout on the A6, Wixams

TL0641 : Track to West Park Farm, Chapel End by David Howard
Track to West Park Farm, Chapel End

TL0641 : Track to West Park Farm, Chapel End by David Howard
Track to West Park Farm, Chapel End

TL0641 : Tree by the A6, Chapel End by David Howard
Tree by the A6, Chapel End

TL0045 : New houses on Hall End Road by David Howard
New houses on Hall End Road
More fields covered with housing for our rapidly growing population.

TL0044 : Cranfield Road at the junction of Church Road by David Howard
Cranfield Road at the junction of Church Road

TL0044 : Cranfield Road, Wootton by David Howard
Cranfield Road, Wootton

TL0046 : Wood End Lane at the junction of Tithe Road by David Howard
Wood End Lane at the junction of Tithe Road
For some reason a couple of miles of these roads weren't on Streetview. The... more

TL0146 : Houses on Ridge Road, Gibraltar by David Howard
Houses on Ridge Road, Gibraltar

TL1215 : Luton Road, Harpenden by David Howard
Luton Road, Harpenden
The bridge carries the Nickey Line, a railway which has now become a walking and... more

TL1215 : Moreton Place, Harpenden by David Howard
Moreton Place, Harpenden

TL1120 : Vauxhall Way, Luton by David Howard
Vauxhall Way, Luton
Looking towards Europcar

TL1022 : Roundabout on Vauxhall Way, Luton by David Howard
Roundabout on Vauxhall Way, Luton

TL1124 : Putteridge Road, Stopsley by David Howard
Putteridge Road, Stopsley

TL0531 : Garden by Harlington Road, Sharpenhoe by David Howard
Garden by Harlington Road, Sharpenhoe

TL0430 : House on Barton Road, Harlington by David Howard
House on Barton Road, Harlington

TL0430 : Houses on Barton Road, Harlington by David Howard
Houses on Barton Road, Harlington

TL0330 : Cottages on Church Road, Harlington by David Howard
Cottages on Church Road, Harlington

TL0330 : Toddington Road, Harlington by David Howard
Toddington Road, Harlington
Looking into a small private estate, presumably a farm conversion

TL0230 : Toddington Road, Harlington by David Howard
Toddington Road, Harlington

TL0232 : Power lines in Wood End by David Howard
Power lines in Wood End

TL1023 : Roundabout on Hitchin Road, Stopsley by David Howard
Roundabout on Hitchin Road, Stopsley

TL1023 : Ashcroft Road, Stopsley by David Howard
Ashcroft Road, Stopsley

TL1124 : Wood Green Road at the junction of Putteridge Road by David Howard
Wood Green Road at the junction of Putteridge Road

TL1023 : Houses on Putteridge Road, Stopsley by David Howard
Houses on Putteridge Road, Stopsley

TL1023 : Shops on Hitchin Road, Stopsley by David Howard
Shops on Hitchin Road, Stopsley

TL1022 : The Jolly Topers, Round Green by David Howard
The Jolly Topers, Round Green

TL0728 : Church Road, Streatley by David Howard
Church Road, Streatley

TL0628 : Field by Sundon Road, Streatley by David Howard
Field by Sundon Road, Streatley

TL0628 : Sundon Road, Streatley by David Howard
Sundon Road, Streatley

TL0629 : Sharpenhoe Clappers car park by David Howard
Sharpenhoe Clappers car park
Sharpenhoe Clappers is based on the Latin claperius, meaning a rabbit hole, and is... more

TL0837 : Bedford Road, Clophill by David Howard
Bedford Road, Clophill

TL0739 : Lay by on Deadman's Hill, Clophill by David Howard
Lay by on Deadman's Hill, Clophill

TL0739 : Deadman's Hill, Clophill by David Howard
Deadman's Hill, Clophill

TL0739 : Lay by on Deadman's Hill, Clophill by David Howard
Lay by on Deadman's Hill, Clophill

TL0642 : Farm by the A6, Wilstead by David Howard
Farm by the A6, Wilstead

TL0641 : Track to West Park Farm, Chapel End by David Howard
Track to West Park Farm, Chapel End

TL0834 : Roundabout on the A6, Silsoe by David Howard
Roundabout on the A6, Silsoe

TL0831 : Roundabout on Bedford Road, Barton-le-Clay by David Howard
Roundabout on Bedford Road, Barton-le-Clay

TL0730 : Lay by on the A6, Barton-le-Clay by David Howard
Lay by on the A6, Barton-le-Clay

TL0730 : The A6, Barton-le-Clay by David Howard
The A6, Barton-le-Clay

TL0728 : Roundabout on Luton Road, Streatley by David Howard
Roundabout on Luton Road, Streatley
The houses are hiding behind the trees

TL0825 : BP garage on Barton Road, Luton by David Howard
BP garage on Barton Road, Luton

TL0825 : St John's church on Barton Road, Luton by David Howard
St John's church on Barton Road, Luton

TL0825 : 1950s Ford Anglia on Barton Road, Luton by David Howard
1950s Ford Anglia on Barton Road, Luton
Fitzgerald Builders have a few old cars parked here used as advertisements.

TL0825 : 1960s Ford Zephyr on Barton Road, Luton by David Howard
1960s Ford Zephyr on Barton Road, Luton

TL0825 : 1950s Ford Anglia on Barton Road, Luton by David Howard
1950s Ford Anglia on Barton Road, Luton

TL0921 : Hucklesby Way at the junction of Hitchin Road by David Howard
Hucklesby Way at the junction of Hitchin Road
Hucklesby Way runs alongside the railway including Luton Station, and the... more

TL0921 : Houses on Crawley Green Road, Luton by David Howard
Houses on Crawley Green Road, Luton

TL1020 : Gypsy Lane, Luton by David Howard
Gypsy Lane, Luton

TL1215 : Green hut on Luton Road, Harpenden by David Howard
Green hut on Luton Road, Harpenden
This replaced a smaller version within the last few months.

TL1023 : Vauxhall Way, Round Green by David Howard
Vauxhall Way, Round Green

TL1124 : Putteridge Primary School, Stopsley by David Howard
Putteridge Primary School, Stopsley

TL1023 : Church on Hitchin Road, Stopsley by David Howard
Church on Hitchin Road, Stopsley

TL0035 : Unnamed road in Steppingley by David Howard
Unnamed road in Steppingley

TL0035 : The end of Rectory Road, Steppingley by David Howard
The end of Rectory Road, Steppingley

TL0135 : Field by Flitwick Road, Steppingley by David Howard
Field by Flitwick Road, Steppingley

SP9438 : Salford Road, Hulcote by David Howard
Salford Road, Hulcote

SP9438 : Salford Road, Hulcote by David Howard
Salford Road, Hulcote

SP9438 : Salford Road, Hulcote by David Howard
Salford Road, Hulcote

SP9441 : Cranfield Road by David Howard
Cranfield Road

SP9441 : Cranfield Road by David Howard
Cranfield Road

SP9642 : Bedford Road, Cranfield by David Howard
Bedford Road, Cranfield

SP9642 : Bedford Road, Cranfield by David Howard
Bedford Road, Cranfield

SP9843 : Bedford Road near Upper Shelton by David Howard
Bedford Road near Upper Shelton

SP9843 : Evans and Son Farm, Upper Shelton by David Howard
Evans and Son Farm, Upper Shelton
Including their butcher's shop

SP9843 : Houses in Upper Shelton by David Howard
Houses in Upper Shelton

SP9943 : Houses in Upper Shelton by David Howard
Houses in Upper Shelton

SP9843 : Houses in Upper Shelton by David Howard
Houses in Upper Shelton

TL0043 : Cranfield Road, Wootton Green by David Howard
Cranfield Road, Wootton Green

TL0545 : Housing by the A6, Wixams by David Howard
Housing by the A6, Wixams

TL0544 : Roundabout on the A6, Wixams by David Howard
Roundabout on the A6, Wixams

TL0544 : Roundabout on the A6, Wixams by David Howard
Roundabout on the A6, Wixams

SP9742 : Marston Hill east of Cranfield by David Howard
Marston Hill east of Cranfield
Compare with the first photo taken in this square. The light wasn't so good this... more

SP9742 : Marston Hill east of Cranfield by David Howard
Marston Hill east of Cranfield

SP9743 : Marston Hill west of Upper Shelton by David Howard
Marston Hill west of Upper Shelton

SP9843 : Bedford Road, Upper Shelton by David Howard
Bedford Road, Upper Shelton

SP9946 : Houses on Wood End Road by David Howard
Houses on Wood End Road
For reasons unknown this whole road and a few nearby were not covered by Streetview.

SP9946 : Houses on Wood End Road by David Howard
Houses on Wood End Road

TL0046 : House on Wood End Road by David Howard
House on Wood End Road

TL0046 : Houses on Wood End Road by David Howard
Houses on Wood End Road

TL0446 : Roundabout for the A6, Elstow by David Howard
Roundabout for the A6, Elstow

TL1407 : Shops on St Peter's Street, St Albans by David Howard
Shops on St Peter's Street, St Albans
BHS closed in August 2016 so I'm not sure what it's doing there now. The upper... more

TL1407 : Shops on Holywell Hill, St Albans by David Howard
Shops on Holywell Hill, St Albans

TL1407 : Shops on Chequer Street, St Albans by David Howard
Shops on Chequer Street, St Albans
Looking towards Jo Banks Salon and Spa

TL1407 : Lloyds Bank on Chequer Street, St Albans by David Howard
Lloyds Bank on Chequer Street, St Albans

TL1407 : St Peter's Street, St Albans by David Howard
St Peter's Street, St Albans

TL1407 : St Peter's Street, St Albans by David Howard
St Peter's Street, St Albans

TL1023 : Stopsley Way, Round Green by David Howard
Stopsley Way, Round Green

TL0629 : Grassy knoll on Sharpenhoe Clappers by David Howard
Grassy knoll on Sharpenhoe Clappers
You won't see a much better example of a grassy knoll than this.

TL0630 : Entering Sharpenhoe from the south by David Howard
Entering Sharpenhoe from the south

TL0531 : New shed on Harlington Road by David Howard
New shed on Harlington Road
This belongs to Peter Sharpe Building Services, who previously kept their stuff... more

TL0132 : Field in Wood End by David Howard
Field in Wood End
The road has no obvious name

TL0132 : Hedgerow in Wood End by David Howard
Hedgerow in Wood End

TL0132 : Fields in Wood End by David Howard
Fields in Wood End

TL0132 : Unnamed road towards Ridgmont by David Howard
Unnamed road towards Ridgmont

TL0033 : Yard west of Flitwick by David Howard
Yard west of Flitwick

TL0034 : Junction in Flitwick Plantation by David Howard
Junction in Flitwick Plantation
Looking towards Eversholt Road

TL0035 : Hedgerow in Steppingley by David Howard
Hedgerow in Steppingley

TL0135 : Church End, Steppingley by David Howard
Church End, Steppingley

SP9835 : Cobblers Lane, Ridgmont by David Howard
Cobblers Lane, Ridgmont

SP9736 : Trees by Station Road, Ridgmont by David Howard
Trees by Station Road, Ridgmont

SP9736 : Station Road, Ridgmont by David Howard
Station Road, Ridgmont

TL0045 : Church Road, Wootton by David Howard
Church Road, Wootton

TL0045 : Church Road, Wootton by David Howard
Church Road, Wootton

TQ1795 : Houses on Elstree High Street by David Howard
Houses on Elstree High Street

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