Foster Hill Road Cemetery Event Details

The Friends of Foster Hill Road Cemetery host a number of themed talks during the year, which are open to the public and always prove very popular.  The Cemetery records are available at the Chapel during the Heritage Weekend in September and an annual carol concert is held near Christmas.  Other events are held to mark special occasions.

Members of the Friends lead several guided walks during the summer months. Each walk is themed and covers topics such as the Cemetery’s spectacular graves, its history, its wildlife, tales of those buried there and more.  Walks are also included during the Heritage weekend.  The walks last approximately 1.5 hours and the pace is gentle.  However, the cemetery grounds are uneven so a pair of stout walking shoes is recommended.

We are also happy to arrange bespoke walks for interested groups, please contact us for details.

The times and dates of our events vary, so please see our events calendar for more details.

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Heritage Open Day – Guided Unguided Walks & Morris Dancing

Once again our Heritage Weekend Sunday Heritage Open Day walks coincides with another local heritage initiative, the Bedfordshire Walking Festival, so these walks combine the two.  No need to book – just turn up.


We have produced a series of  ‘Unguided Walks‘  enabling visitors to the cemetery to follow them at their leisure without an official guide.  On our ‘Guided Unguided Walks’ we will be providing unguided walks’ leaflets with a tour guide to accompany the walks.   This will enable you to discover more about the people buried here.

All walks are free but a small contribution to the Friends would be appreciated. The walks last approximately 1.5 hours.

Meet at the Chapel 10 mins before the start of the walk.


As a mark of respect, the Sunday afternoon Morris dancing is now cancelled.

The  Hemlock Morris  are a mixed (gender) Morris side based in Bedford and will be performing their highly entertaining dances at the Chapel.    The Hemlock Morris look quite different from most people’s perception of Morris dancing – they are more likely to be seen wearing corsets, rag coats and feathers than crisp white shirts and breeches!  Not to be missed – come along to the Chapel at 3.00 pm.


Tea and home make cakes will be provided for a small charge.

Please note: The cemetery ground is uneven so please wear appropriate shoes.
When viewing memorials, please do not lean on them.

For details of other Walking Festival events, see What’s on in Bedfordshire| Bedfordshire Walking Festival | England (


11th September 2022


1:45 pm - 4:30 pm




The Chapel
Foster HIll Road
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom


Foster Hill Road Cemetery
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