image for Forest or Woodland item typeSwineshead & Spanoak Woods - Place to Unwind at Swineshead

Forest or Woodland

Circular Walks around Swineshead

Circular Walks around Swineshead


High Street,
MK44 2AA


This is a Woodland Trust site. The two woods of Swineshead and Spanoak are about one kilometre apart. They consist of a wide variety of trees, recently created woodland glades and wide walks from which birds such as woodpeckers and crossbills may be spotted. (Natural Interest)

How to get there by car/parking: Swineshead is to the east of the village of Pertenhall which is approximately 12 miles north of Bedford. The Kimbolton Road, B660 takes you straight from Bedford to Pertenhall, then take the road to Swineshead. There is limited on road parking in Swineshead.

Start/finish point: The woods are accessed from the public footpath at the end of Sandye Lane in the village of Swineshead. Nat Grid ref: TL060668


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Map reference: TL 058658  Lat: 52.28016 Long: -0.45057

From Bedford take the B660, Kimbolton Road and turn left at Pertenhall.

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from St Neots station