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Picnic Site:Shocott Spring - a place to unwind at Bedford

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Shocott Spring - a place to unwind

Shocott Spring - a place to unwind


Shocott Spring is 52 hectares (128 acres) of former arable farmland between the communities of Shortstown and Cotton End. It was purchased in 2005 by the Marston Vale Trust for creating new community woodland. Over the next 5-10 years it will be planted with trees and shrubs, to create a large new woodland for people and wildlife to enjoy.

Start Point: The site is accessible from the A600 between Shortstown and Cotton End. Start Nat GR: TL079458

How to get there by car/parking:Take the A600 south from Bedford. Shocott Spring is found on the right after passing through Shortstown and just before reaching Cotton End.