Places of Interest
Flitton and Greenfield are two charming villages in Mid Bedfordshire between Flitwick and Silsoe. They were renamed Flitton & Greenfield from the Civil Parish of Flitton in 1985.
Both villages offer the charm of a traditional English village with a 15th century stone church, three pubs/restaurants and a lower school.
Within Flitton Church is the English Heritage's De Grey Mausoleum. Containing a sequence of 17 sculpted and effigied monuments, spanning nearly three centuries (1615-1899), to the De Grey family of Wrest Park.
To the edge of villages is Flitton Moor. An SSSI (site of special scientific interest) nature reserve and country wildlife site. It also offers some wonderful walks on The Two Moors Heritage Trail near the River Flit.
De-Grey Mausoleum - Henry Grey, the sixth Earl of Kent, founded the mausoleum in around 1605, and was buried here in accordance with his will of 1614. This started the accumulation of one of the greatest collections of family funerary monuments in England.
Two Moors Walk
Two Moors Walk -This gentle 5 mile walk is a good introduction to the landscape of the area. The route passes several sites of interest for their wildlife or histoYry; some are shown on the map, and information boards provide more detail.
Centenary Wood - Established in 1988, Centenary Wood has been planted with varied woodland trees and shrubs to create pleasant walks with interest at all times of the year. This place to unwind is stile-free and gradient-free.
wrest Park - After decades behind virtually closed doors, its treasures overgrown and largely unknown, English Heritage is reviving one of Britain's largest and most important 'secret gardens'
Flitton and Greenfield Multi-use Game Area. Come and get involved in the various sporting groups or even start your own.
University of the Third Age (U3A) - The Third Age Trust is the national representative body for the Universities of Third Age (U3As) in the UK. U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.
Links to local village events.http://www.pulloxhillparishcouncil.bedsparishes.gov.uk/
Central Bedfordshire Council:http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/