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A promontary above a large heathland clearing offers an impressive view over the surrounding pine forests.

There are also other attractive areas of heathland, interspersed with silver birch and pine trees creating a more mature heathland habitat.

The sandy soil provides a good walking surface, allowing access to many of the tracks and public footpaths throughout the year.

The Bourne Wood is strategically important to the UK film industry as a filming location. Since 1999 numerous films, commercials, television programmes and music videos have been filmed here.

Filming activity at Bourne Wood is important to the local economy and to the Forestry Commission, as it makes a significant contribution towards the cost of managing the Public Forest Estate.

The Forestry Commission's recent application for planning permission, relating to change of use from 'Forestry' to Forestry and Filming' has been approved. 

What do other visitors say?

visited today and concerned about the cattle grazing on the rspb area, they didnt appear to have any grazing, do they get extra feed??

Anonymous, 24/Oct/2016

Thank you taking the time to send in your comment. As the cattle are grazing on the RSPB site you will need to make contact with them. Their phone number is 01252 795632

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Too many "professional" dog walkers who do not clean up their mess. I regularly see two female walkers with 7 dogs and not a poo bag between them. I have witnessed them failing to pick up despite the information signs.

Anonymous, 15/Jul/2016
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coloured arrows to show which route is which would be very helpful when choosing which route to take and follow, the map was not very helpful.

Anonymous, 22/Apr/2016

Thank you for your comment. There are not any waymarked walks within the wood the map shows the bridleway, public footpath and boundary between the Forestry Commission and RSPB. You comment has, however been passed on to the Ranger responsible for the wood.

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Last updated: 3rd April 2017

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