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Bendysh Woods

224ac/91ha  

Grid ref: TL 619 398 (click for o/s map)

Updated 25/08/2014


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These two Forestry Commission woods are ancient deciduous woods planted up with conifers which are now being removed. They have wide rides which are good for flowers: oxlips and wood anemones in March/April and later on many orchids. They are a good place to see deer: both the native red deer and roe deer, and the introduced fallow and muntjac.

Visiting

Where the B1053 (Saffron Walden–Great Sampford) meets the B1054, take the unclassified road to to Ashdon. After about 1200m turn left on to Golden Lane, then turn first left to Radwinter End, parking on the roadside just before Swan's Farm and following the footpath on the left. Footpaths also lead into the woods from other directions.

Accessible at all times.

Spring through to early summer for wild flowers and early migrant birds.


Photo © Tony Gunton