|16th century road traffic goods travelled by pack horses or slow moving carrier wagons driven by horses. Marston, Ampthill and Lidlington had carriers.
1811 a public meeting was called by mayor of Bedford he proposed a link between the grand union canal (called grand junction) and Bedford.
Route proposed ran through Wooton, Marston and Lidlington. It would be 14 miles long at a cost of £100,000. £50,000 would raised by local subscriptions the other £50,000 Grand Junction Company would supply. Private support was not forthcoming. Landowners were hostile subscriptions raised only £20,000 pounds so the plan was abandoned through lack of capital
Travel by Roads
|Paths and Bridleways|
|Country way and priory country path follow old railway line.
Plans for new railway line have upset plans to extend footpaths
Areas to be affected by new footpaths are Wootton, Marston, Cranfield and into Milton Keynes.
The general public can cycle on bridleways
Plans and work underway for a path from Ridgemont brickwork site to Brogborough picnic site.