Bourne Wood is a quiet ancient woodland with mixed conifers and semi-natural broadleaf trees. There is a car park and picnic area - however, please be aware that there are NO TOILETS at this site. Visitors can walk up to the ponds where kingfishers and herons can often be seen. The Friends of Bourne Wood organise regular events throughout the year.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsRunner84, 14/Feb/2016
Bourne Woods is fantastic for a walk, jog, walk walk or a set of hill spirits :)
Paths are rustic and facilities are minimal, however the most important part is the fresh air and wildlife which are in abundance.
The forestry team do an excellent job as do Friends of Bourne Woods.
4 StarsLorna, 2/May/2015
enjoyable walk today esp on hearing the cuckoo. Would be good to have markers for each trail.
Only 4 stars due to no loo
Why were the children's play items removed? Why aren't there any dog mess bins at the entrance or exits?
Forestry Commission Response
The play area was dismantled bit by bit, as the items in it became too old and unsafe. The last one was removed several years ago. We do not provide dog mess bins in any of our woods, but ask people to either "stick and flick", or take it home. There are notices to this effect in the woods.