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Henlow Bridge Lakes
Arlesey Road
SG16 6DD
01462 812645

MR 153/198379

A1 N junct 10 to A507 sp Arlesey site situated between Henlow Village & Arlesey on LHS appx 5mins, advise entry from opp direction as turn is very tight

Henlow, Central Bedfordshire SG16 6DD

Fee £10:00 PUN. (2014) Stewards Howard & Ruth 01223 208934

The venue is part of an overall 58 acre landholding comprising a 25 acre Aggregates Depot, 21 acres of pastureland and 12 acres of riverside frontage and lakes owned by a local Henlow family who support the public having access to the countryside. In 2002 Henlow Bridge Lakes were created during the rebuilding of the railway bridge, when part of the material was used in the reconstruction. As part of the planning proposals to create the lakes and enhance the area, a previous access agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (now DEFRA) was extended to allow public footpaths and a riverside walk in perpetuity.

The created footpaths provide a circular route to link with existing footpaths which run across the front of the owner’s Aggregates Depot and from the Lodge House on Arlesey Road (A507) past Henlow Grange to the village. The network of footpaths form part of the Kingfisher Way from Baldock to Tempsford. The site now forms part of the HICCA Way a walk from Henlow to Hitchin of approximately 6 miles, opened in 2012.

In 2007 a Camping Site was established for 5 tourist caravans and 10 tents for which they received many ‘recommended’ awards from Camping and Caravanning Club Members. In October 2011 the site received a Silver Award from CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) for landscaping improvements to the countryside.

With the increasing popularity of the site with campers, anglers and walkers, in 2010 a planning permission was granted to provide additional, tourist accommodation, two specialist lakes and on site facilities. In July and August 2012 further permissions were granted by the local planning authority for additional grass pitches, alterations to the road network and change of use from agricultural land to rally, recreational and leisure use. This 12 acre area has now been landscaped to provide 6 No. rally events and family group areas, three of which have fire pits.