Bedfordshire is a small and mostly rural place set amid the Chiltern Hills. The town of Bedford (birthplace of both Ronnie Barker and John Le Mesurier) is home to more Italians than anywhere, due to an immigration drive back in the 60s. So you won’t have far to look for a good plate of spaghetti or oatmilk cappuccino!
This county is home to the Chiltern Hlls, a set of lovely low-lying hills. However much of the countryside is being destroyed to make way for the disastrous HS2 project, a fast-speed train that will kill 22,000 wildlife yearly once built, based on estimates of similar projects abroad. Experts say it won’t even reduce climate change (some planned hubs are for airports?) We need to slow down, not speed up.