This is a Woodland Trust site. Kempston Wood End is one of the few ancient semi natural woods of any size left in the Marston Vale. The wood is easily accessible on foot and has a network of paths already in existence.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

Kempston Wood End can be accessed from either Kempston, west of Bedford, or from the A421 via Wootton.
There is limited parking. Please park thoughtfully.

Start/Finish Point

The wood can be accessed via public footpaths from the B560, West End Road.

Access and General Information


Access Information:

Surface Types: You will walk across surfaces ranging from hard but variable surface with loose, variable sized stone, to grass or uncultivated earth paths with and without any ruts, to cultivated farmland.
Linear Gradient: The steepest linear gradient is steeper than 1:6.  There are also gradients of 1:26 or less.
Cross Falls: Cross falls of between 1:10-1:15 and of 1:26 or less were recorded.
Width Restriction: The minimum width restriction is 380mm.
Steps: There is one step onto a bridge with a maximum step height of 30mm.
Barriers: There are 2 two-step stiles.
Refreshments: There is a pub - The Cross Keys - at Kempston Wood End.

Public Toilets: None recorded

Picnic Tables: None recorded.
Seats: There is one seat in the wood.

Route Description

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Kempston Wood End is one of over 1,000 woods across the UK owned by the Woodland Trust. For more information, visit the website: Visit the Woodland Trust website