image for Forest or Woodland item typeClapham Park Wood at Bedford

Forest or Woodland

Town - Bedford

Town - Bedford


High Street,
MK40 1RN


Clapham Park Wood stands on a hill of chalky boulder clay overlooking north-west Bedford. An area of ancient woodland, part of this land has now been restored to woodland and a new parkland created. Altogether, there are over 90 acres of woods and parkland to explore using the network of waymarked paths.

Start/Finish Point: The wood can be accessed from Bedford via Hawk Drive, or from Clapham via Green Lane. Start Nat GR TL050522.

How to get there by car/Parking: Bedford is easily accessible from the M1 via the A421 or from the A1 via the A603. Hawk Drive can be accessed from the B660 (Kimbolton Road) from Bedford. Cars may be parked in Hawk Drive - please park considerately.


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Map reference: TL 051497  Lat: 52.13560 Long: -0.46582

The County Town of Bedfordshire, located on the junction of the A6, A421 and A428, about 15 miles north-east of Milton Keynes and 18 miles north of Luton. Bedford is around 40 miles north of London and is reached via the A421, from junction 13 of the M1 motorway.

Bus: Bedfordshire Bus Info line: 01234 228337, Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm
Travel Line: 0870 6082608, 7 days a week, 7am -10pm
Train: National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950 24 hour service

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from St John Bedford Rail station