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Explore Bourne Woods
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.2/5)

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, so visit their website or look out for notices in the wood.

What do other visitors say?

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can you ride bikes here ?

Jordan Cooper, 25/Feb/2017

You can ride bikes on the hard paths but we ask you stay off the grass paths, and also are considerate to other users of the wood. There are no dedicated bike trails.

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Martyn Avis, 17/Jan/2017

Please can you tell me whether we are allowed to ride our horses around Bourne woods? Thankyou

Georgie, 23/Nov/2016

Yes, horse riding is permitted in Bourne Woods, but only on the surfaced roads, not on the grass rides.

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Last updated: 18th April 2017

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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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