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Forest or Woodland:Marston Thrift at Cranfield

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Village - Cranfield

Village - Cranfield


Marston Thrift is a magnificent 140 acre wood on the West Bedfordshire Ridge below the village of Cranfield. There has been a wood here for at least 900 years and over time a unique, wildlife community has developed, including rare and unusual species. This is a stile free area. (Natural Interest)

Start/Finish Point: Access for this wood is from the Wood End car park. It can also be reached by a footpath from Cranfield. Start Nat GR SP 972412.

How to get there by car/ parking: Marston Thrift is situated at Marston Moretaine Wood End, which is off the A421, approximately 4 miles north-east of junction 13 of the M1. There is a car park at Marston Moretaine Wood End.