Aspley Woods is privately owned by the Bedford Estates and managed by the Greensand Trust, The site occupies an area of over 800 acres of beautiful managed woodland situated not far from Milton Keynes. You can find the woods located between Woburn and Woburn Sands in Bedfordshire. The abundant woodland wildlife includes Muntjac and Fallow Deer, rabbits and hares as well as a rich diversity of birdlife including a number of woodpeckers.
Used by walkers, dog owners, trail runners, cyclists and horse riders, Aspley Woods offers a network of bridleways, permissive routes, cycle trails and footpaths that criss-cross the area and are enjoyed by thousands of visitors and local residents every month.
Aspley Woods SSSI and Ancient Monument
Within the woods we have our own Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) at Wavendon Heath Ponds and an ancient monument (Hill Fort) Danesborough Camp dating back over 2000 years. Both sites are protected and all those entering these areas need to take extra care not to damage the area in any way. Cyclists, dogs not leads and horses are prohibited from entering these areas.
A Reminder for Cyclists Using Aspley Woods
Aspley Woods is a real haven for cyclists and mountain bikers and as a permit-holder cyclists are not limited to just the public bridleways. The woods have become one of the best areas for mountain biking in the Milton Keynes area. You can find out more about the cycle trails here and about cycle permits here.
Please take care when cycling anywhere in woods and do so responsibly at all times. Though we have an increasing number of ‘bike priority’ cycles trails (for example the Longslade Trail), the site is not a trail centre and so as a cyclist you will inevitably meet walkers, runners, dogs and horses throughout the woods.
Please also take your litter home or use the available bins. Home is better!
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