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Explore Bedford Purlieus National Nature Reserve
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.8/5)

A couple jogging along a forest road.

Bedford Purlieus is an ancient woodland in the Soke of Peterborough. The wood was declared a National Nature Reserve by Natural England 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. Neither cycling nor horse riding is permitted in this protected reserve.

What do other visitors say?

Is camping allowed?

Anonymous, 20/Jul/2018

No, sorry, we do not allow camping in any of our woodlands. Please find an alternative site.

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Just a query. Are dogs allowed into the site? Thank you

Rod Doulton, 16/Feb/2018

Yes, dogs are allowed, but should either be on leads or under close control at all times. This wood is a Nature Reserve and the wildlife needs protection, including from dogs. Many thanks.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Excellent for walking and wildlife

Anonymous, 14/Jan/2018
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Last updated: 18th June 2018

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