A magical ancient woodland, perfect for a visit any time of year
This site has been woodland for at least a thousand years, and the character and diversity of wonderful wildlife here reflects it. No matter when you visit there are joys to discover from the rich perfume and icy hue of bluebells, to the russets and umbers of autumn leaves, hiding the varied colours of fungi. A stroll in summer along the flowered paths will cast up clouds of butterflies. As the dusk gathers bats hawk along rides taking advantage of the abundance of moths.
There is a work party at this site. If you are interested in getting involved please look at the work parties page for more information.
This site is part of the West Cambridgeshire Hundreds Living Landscape Scheme.
Gamlingay Wood can be reached by those taking the BikeBus Explorer from Cambridge.
The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.
Species and habitats
- Muntjac Deer, Barn Owl, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Garden Warbler, Kestrel, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler, Woodcock, Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary, Small Heath, Speckled Wood, Six-spot Burnet, Bluebell, Bugle, Common Spotted orchid, Early Purple Orchid, Herb-Paris, Purple-loosestrife, Tormentil, Wild Service tree, Yellow Archangel, Dryad's Saddle
Nearby nature reserves
Nature reserve map
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. For indicative purposes does not show exact boundaries.