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 Days – The Trees of Bedford Cemetery

By a happy coincidence, our Heritage Weekend Sunday guided walk coincides with another local heritage initiative, the Bedfordshire Walking Festival, so this new walk combines the two.

We’ve recently produced a new leaflet highlighting the wonderful variety of trees in the Cemetery.  To tie in with this, Jo Roberts from the Forest of Marston Vale will be leading a walk, based on our new leaflet, looking at the natural history of some of the hundreds of beautiful trees in the cemetery along with the folklore and other interesting information associated with them.


As an alternative to the tree walk there will  be opportunities to have short guided “taster walks” to visit some of the interesting memorials in the cemetery

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

Tea and home make cakes will be provided at the end of the walks 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 (



12th September 2021


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm




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


Foster Hill Road Cemetery
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