Bedford Purlieus is an historic ancient woodland in the Soke of Peterborough. The wood was declared a National Nature Reserve by English Nature in 2000, in recognition of its importance as a species-rich semi-natural native woodland. The wood is home to more plant and insect species than most other woods in this country. Limited car parking facilities are available, and the wood is open for quiet recreation.
PLEASE NOTE: large sections of the wood will be closed from the end of October until Christmas, due to harvesting works. Please obey any warning signs you may come across, and do not enter taped off areas. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.