Linslade Woods

Welcome to Linslade Woods. Situated in the west of Bedfordshire on the outskirts of Leighton Buzzard, Linslade Woods comprises Bluebell Wood, an area of ancient woodland together with new plantings from the 1990s.

The woods are open to all, being owned by Central Bedfordshire Council and managed by the Greensand Trust.

The ancient woodland is a mixture of beech and oak and is noted for its profusion of bluebells in Spring. The 1990s plantings were made by the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and are of mixed native and naturalised species with attractive open rides.

Access to the woods is from:
  • a public bridleway between Soulbury Road (SP 903258) and Stoke Road (SP 906263);
  • a public footpath between Knaves Hill (SP 911259) and Stoke Road (SP 910262) which is part of the ancient public footpath from Southcott to Old Linslade;
  • a surfaced permissive path between Knaves Hill (SP 911259) and Stoke Road (SP 912259);
  • a gate into Bluebell Wood (SP 908262).
You can find all of these together with details of the footpaths on this map (opens in new window). For the wider context and route planning instructions, seeĀ How to Find.