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Explore Bourne Woods
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Bourne Wood is a quiet ancient woodland with a mixture of broadleaf and coniferous 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, so visit their website or look out for notices in the wood.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

eventually found Bourne woods and what a delight, so natural and untouched. Will definitely return

marion walpole, 2/Jul/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

great woods for biking in just one question is there a hose you can use for washing down your bike after a ride?

Anonymous, 5/Feb/2018

No, we do not provide hoses or water for public use in this way.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

I love this wood. Walk my dog there regularly and would have my ashes scattered there if I could.

Litter: by other dog walkers (the poo bag fairy isn't real), and by picnickers is disappointing, as is the closed public toilets but once you get over this it is a wonderland of wildlife and freedom. I could breathe the fresh air, listen to the birdsong and hope for a deer sighting all day.

If you're a parent take your children there, show them the fungi, flowers, squirrels and birds, and let them climb the trees and splash in the puddles: you'll never find a better playground or classroom.

Anonymous, 29/Jan/2018
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Last updated: 17th August 2018

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Parking
  • Walking
  • Picnic
  • Please note there are NO TOILETS at this site
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OS Grid ref: TF 075201

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