To the north of the BRVP centred on Castle Mill Lock and Weir, largely between the Goldington Road and the River Great Ouse, are existing meadows, crossed by the Renhold Brook. The A421 Bedford by-pass crosses these meadows on a viaduct and causeway. It is expected that the open, rural and relatively tranquil character of this area will remain largely unchanged in the future, apart from the restoration of species-rich grassland, the replanting of hedges and boundary trees and improvements to the ecological value of small watercourses.
The focus will be on conserving and enhancing the existing landscape and ecological value of these meadows. Improvements in access will allow more people to easily enter the BRVP on foot, bicycle or horse from the north using the developing Bedford Green Wheel routes, crossing the river to join the National Cycle Route 51 and other routes to the south.