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Gamlingay Wood

Please note - Due to felling and extraction of timber with large machinery and in order to reduce risks to visitors we have reluctantly decided to close Gamlingay Wood nature reserve for a short period. The site will be reopened when felling and extraction have finished, hopefully at the end of October / early November. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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 leaflet (pdf)

 

The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.

Nearby nature reserves

Gamlingay Cinques
1 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Waresley & Gransden Woods
1 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Gamlingay Meadow
2 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Nature reserve map

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. For indicative purposes does not show exact boundaries.

Reserve information

Location
6 miles from Sandy
Sandy
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 240 537
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
70.00 hectares
Status
Ancient Woodland
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Living Landscape schemes
West Cambridgeshire Hundreds
Walking information
Wide level main rides. Some minor paths are rough. All paths can be very muddy in winter.
Parking
On side of track near reserve
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Tel: 01954 713500
cambridgeshire@wildlifebcn.org

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